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Past Events:


Coronavirus: Myths and Realities Symposium
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Who Needs Doctors?
March 25, 7-9 p.m. | Trustees Pavilion


The Crash of ‘29: Lessons Learned
Thursday, October 17, 7-9 p.m. | Trustees Pavilion


BUBBLENOMICS, Dr. Murray Sabrin
November 15, 2017, Friends Hall

Wall Street: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
November 1, 2017


Entrepreneurship in a Market Economy: What Business Students Need to Know

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Trustees Pavilion, 6:45 p.m.

  • Refreshments – 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Welcome and Raciti Memorial Scholarship Presentation – 7:15 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Lecture – 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

Funding for this project was provided by the Institute for Humane Studies through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.


Peter G. KleinPeter G. Klein is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, and Senior Research Fellow with Baylor’s Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He is also Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. Klein has also held faculty positions at the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Science and Truman School of Public Affairs, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and Washington University’s Olin Business School, and is an Honorary Professor at the Beijing University of Information Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Klein’s research focuses on the links between entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization, with application to innovation, diversification, vertical coordination, health care, and public policy. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Strategic Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, and other outlets. Peter’s 2012 book “Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment” (Cambridge University Press, with Nicolai Foss) received the 2014 Best Book Award from the Foundation for Economic Education. He has also received Best Paper awards from the Journal of Private Enterprise Education and the European Management Review. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Mises Institute, the Illinois-Missouri Biotechnology Alliance, and other organizations.


The Eight Annual Sebastian J. Raciti Memorial Lecture and Scholarship Reception

Featuring author, economic consultant, top bond-market analysts and stock forecaster

A. Gary Shilling
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30 reception – 6 PM lecture

Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Free Accessible Parking


Kathy Zeno, Director, Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise
Phone: (201) 684-6233


Northern New Jersey Business Outlook

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Trustees Pavilion (Directions)

  • Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Panel Presentation: 8:30 – 9: 30 a.m.

Expert Panelist:

  • Economic Policy and Financial Markets: James E. Glassman
  • Managing Director and Senior Economist: JPMorgan Chase

State Legislative Issues:

Senator Kevin O’Toole
NJ State Senator
40th Legislative District (Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic)

Regional Business:

John Galandak
Executive Director
Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

Large Business/Logistics and Transportation:

Robert Topel
Vice President of Marketing
UPS East Region


The Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise
Former Trader Garrett Bauer
Speaking on
The inside story of his experiences and involvement with insider trading
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
1:00 PM talk, followed by Q&A session
Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Garrett Bauer, a trader who plead guilty to insider trading, obstruction of justice and money laundering in December 2011 in a conspiracy that lasted 17-years and netted some $37 million. The case is one of the largest, longest-running insider trading schemes ever prosecuted and among the more complex unveiled in the midst of a federal crack down on insider trading. In addition to forfeiting some $23 million in assets earned off the trades and homes purchased with the proceeds, Mr. Bauer faces as much as 25 years when sentenced on four felony counts in March 2012.

Just prior to his sentencing date, Mr. Bauer will talk about his experience and lessons learned.



cathyBenkoThe Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise
Is proud to present
The Eight Annual Sebastian J. Raciti Memorial Lecture and Scholarship Reception
Featuring author, global e-business leader, and Ramapo Alumni ‘85
Cathleen Benko
Speaking on
Business Excellence and the Changing World of Work
Monday, November 21, 2011
6:30 reception – 7 PM lecture
Book signing to follow lecture
Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College of New Jersey
For more information or to reserve seats, please email

Cathy Benko is Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte LLP, the largest professional services firm in the United States.  She is also the co-author of several best-selling books including The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work (Harvard 2010), Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today’s Nontraditional Workforce (Harvard 2007), and Connecting the Dots: Aligning Projects with Objectives in Unpredictable Times (Harvard 2003).  Her books have been translated into multiple languages and her byline and insights appear regularly in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek, Time, Leadership Excellence, and the Harvard Business Review.  Ms. Benko has received numerous honors for her professional achievements, including Consulting Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Consultants” and the San Francisco Business Times “Forever Influential” Honor Roll for exceptional women leaders.  Ms. Benko is a 1985 graduate of Ramapo College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.  She currently lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.


pavExcellence in Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, April 12
Trustees Pavilion 2 & 3
6 – 7:30 p.m.

“Excellence in Entrepreneurship”, panel consists of representatives from Ski Barn, a NJ-based ski and snowboarding retailer; and Akadema, a company that specializes in a complete line of baseball products that was started by a ’92 RCNJ alum, Joseph Gilligan.


Calandro_2010-09-19THE SEVENTH ANNUAL

Valuation & Uncertainty: Investing in
an Age of Economic Distress

Guest speaker:

Mr. Joseph Calandro, Jr.

Author of Applied Value Investing

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Trustees Pavilion, 7 p.m.

There will be a Reception and Book Signing
after the lecture.
Please RSVP by October 28, 2010.

Calandro_AVIThe Speaker

Joseph Calandro, Jr. is the author of Applied Value Investing (NY: McGraw-Hill, 2009). He is also the Enterprise Risk Manager of a global financial services firm & a Finance Department faculty member of the University of Connecticut where he designed & taught MBA courses on value investing & risk management. He was previously a financial consultant with IBM Global Business Services.

Joe has published widely including in the Journal of Private Equity, theQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and Strategy & Leadership. A list of his publications – some of which are downloadable – is available at the Social Science Research Network. Joe has also presented papers at conferences in the U.S., U.K., & Canada.