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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 22, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Keynote speaker, Pablo Piccato, professor of History at Columbia University, will speak at Ramapo College’s Mexico: Transborder Crime and Governance Lecture alongside a panel on Thursday, November 8 from 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. in B-224. Piccato will begin the lecture with an initial address on the topic following an opportunity for panelist members, Associate Professor of International Studies Erick Castellanos and Assistant Professor of Sociology Paul Reck from Ramapo College, to respond and follow up with questions. An interactive Q & A session will take place following the panel discussion. This lecture is part of the larger Global Challenges Lecture Series sponsored by the Roukema Center for International Education.

Piccato has performed research on the political and cultural history of Mexico and on the history of crime. In addition, he has authored the book “The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere.” Piccato is currently working on an overview of crime in Mexico during the twentieth century.

Castellanos has conducted research about international migration, culture and international relations among other issues. Reck primarily conducts research and teaches issues connected to race and the criminal justice system.

There are briefing books and a DVD set that supports this lecture and is available in the George T. Potter Library for those who would like to further their knowledge on this topic.

For more information please contact Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Jim Woodley at 201.684.7317 or at jwoodley@ramapo.edu

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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 CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, 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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