Ocean County College Hosts International Education Week Events

Nov 01, 2017
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The public is invited to the Ocean County College campus in Toms River to experience a week of free events focused on international education. “Bound to the Destiny of Others,” from Nov. 13 to 16, is presented by OCC’s Global Education Committee and the Student Life Committee.

Next Monday, Nov. 13, a screening of the documentary “Poverty Inc.” – which challenges the perception of global charity and promotes entrepreneurship as an effective alternative to alleviating global poverty – will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Tech Lecture Hall.

At 11 a.m. the same day, in the Conference Building, former Peace Corps volunteer John Ramos will talk about his two years in Madagascar, where he taught English and worked closely with environment and health volunteers on several auxiliary projects.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, OCC political science and history lecturer Jason Ghibesi and University of Nottingham Professor of Contemporary Slavery Kevin Bales will hold a virtual/Skype lecture at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Building.

Bales is author of Slave Next Door and Ending Slavery, and is considered the world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery.

Then, at 11 a.m., Maysa Hayward, OCC dean of instructional outreach, will discuss women in the Muslim world.

At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Tech Lecture Hall, faculty from the OCC English department – Professor Sandra Brown, Professor Jennifer Dellner, Associate Professor Joaquin Rolon and Associate Professor Jayanti Tamm – will present “Global Voices: An Examination of Literature, Film, and Identity.” Topics include insecurity caused by terrorism, immigration, familial/societal implications and genetic identity.

And on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gateway Lecture Hall, Charlotte Langeveld, OCC adjunct associate professor of social science, will discuss the challenges of effective humanitarian aid delivery. Langeveld is a cultural anthropologist with 10 years of international fieldwork experience in Africa and Afghanistan.

For information, contact Ghibesi at jghibesi@ocean.edu.  —J.K.-H.

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