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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 8, 2002

(Mahwah) – Muslim Mosaic: Understanding Our Neighbors, Understanding Our World, a two-day teach-in that will bring together Muslim and American college students, professors, administrators, religious leaders and community members, will be held at Ramapo College of New Jersey Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25. The first sessions begin at 10 a.m. Panels, lectures, guest speakers and dialogue are scheduled.

Guest speakers include Hani Khoury, Esq., an attorney and member of the Steering Committee of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, New Jersey Chapter, who will speak October 24 at 12:45 p.m., on civil rights in the Muslim community. At 7 p.m. that night, Dr. Ghazi Khankan, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York Chapter, will speak on the topic, Understanding Our Muslim Neighbors.” Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, professor of mass communications at Bridgewater State College will speak at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 25. The Role of the Media in U.S./Islamic Relations,” will be his topic.

The event is funded by a federally supported grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and matching support from the College. For more information, contact Susan Rachouh, director of Ramapo’s Office of International and Intercultural Education and the event’s coordinator, at (201) 684-7533. All sessions will be held in The Trustees Pavilion. In addition to the guest speakers mentioned above, they include:

  • Lecture: Islam and the West” – Dr. Sam Mustafa, assistant professor of global studies/world history at Ramapo College
  • Panel discussion: Ramapo Muslim students and alumni speak about their life at Ramapo
  • Panel discussion: Women and Men in Islam” – Led by Dr. Khaled El-Mattrawy, assistant professor of economics at Ramapo College
  • Lecture: Social Issues in the Islamic World” – Dr. Erin Augis, assistant professor of sociology at Ramapo College
  • Lunch/panel: Around the World in Islam: A Ramapo Perspective” – Dr. Bill Frech, associate professor of international business at Ramapo College; Dr. Khaled El-Mattrawy, assistant professor of economics at Ramapo; and Leyla Amzi, Ramapo alumnus.
  • Panel: Life After 9/11″ – Shqipe Malushi, executive director, Albanian-American Women’s Organization and a representative from Muslims Against Terrorism

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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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