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October 27, 2017

International Education Week Events at Ocean County College

The Global Education Committee and Student Life Committee at Ocean County College (OCC) present International Education Week, “Bound to the Destiny of Others.” All events take place on the Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Free and open to the public.

Mon, Nov 13 at 9:30 a.m., Tech Lecture Hall (Bldg. #25), Poverty Inc. Host: Chad Sexton, OCC College Lecturer of Sociology. 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.

Mon, Nov 13 at 11:00 a.m., Rooms A&B, Conference (Bldg. #10), Peace Corps: Madagascar. Presenter: John Ramos, former Peace Corps Volunteer, Madagascar, 2007-2009. Ramos will discuss in candid detail his experience living and working abroad with his primary role teaching English in a local school and working closely with environment and health volunteers on several auxiliary projects.

Tues, Nov 14 at 9:30 a.m., Rooms A&B, Conference (Bldg. #10), Contemporary Slavery. Facilitators: Jason Ghibesi, OCC College Lecturer of Political Science/History, and Kevin Bales, University of Nottingham Professor of Contemporary Slavery. A virtual/Skype lecture/discussion. Bales is author of Slave Next Door and Ending Slavery and is considered the world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery.

Tues, Nov 14 at 11:00 a.m., Rooms A&B, Conference (Bldg. #10), Women in the Muslim World. Host: Dr. Maysa Hayward, OCC Dean of Instructional Outreach. A lecture and discussion highlighting the role of women in the Muslim world.

Wed, Nov 15 at 9:30 a.m., Tech Lecture Hall (Bldg. #25), Global Voices: An Examination of Literature, Film, and Identity. Presenters: OCC English Faculty – Dr. Sandra Brown, Professor; Dr. Jennifer Dellner, Professor, Dr. Joaquin Rolon, Associate Professor; and Jayanti Tamm, Associate Professor. Topics: insecurity caused by terrorism, immigration, familial/societal implications, and genetic identity.

Thurs, Nov 16 at 3:30 p.m., Gateway Lecture Hall (Bldg. #101), Food Security, Education, and Human Rights. Presenter: Charlotte Langeveld, OCC Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Science. A discussion on the challenges of effective humanitarian aid delivery. Prof. Langeveld is a cultural anthropologist with ten years of international fieldwork experience in Africa and Afghanistan.

The Global Education Committee sponsors and promotes events that heighten students, campus, and community understanding of the interconnectedness of diverse cultures and nations, and fosters a college climate of global citizenry.

For information, contact Jason Ghibesi, OCC College Lecturer of Political Science/History, at