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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 20, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ)–Ramapo College will host the lecture “Horn of Africa” as part of the Global Challenges Lecture series on Thursday, November 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robert A. Scott Student Center (SC-219).

The lecture, co-sponsored by the Roukema Center for International Education and Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Honor Society, will be led by the College’s Professor of International Studies and Political Science Keisha Haywood.

Haywood has done extensive field research in West Africa, including during the recent creation of the new state of Southern Sudan.  Haywood will speak about the dynamics and politics of Africa and what the future holds for this region of the world.

Panelists for the lecture include Professor of African-American Studies Karl Johnson and Professor of History and Africana Studies David Lewis-Coleman.

The Global Challenges Lecture Series is a new program designed to provide students and the community with an opportunity to learn about contemporary events on a global scale and educate audiences on how such events will impact our lives.

This event is free and open to the public.  In addition, light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Global Challenge Lecture series or the “Horn of Africa” lecture being held on November 10, please contact Professor Jim Woodley via email at or by phone at 201.684.7317.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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