2020 Fall Events


thomas.pratz#CHSSConnect- Thomas Pratz
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16; 3:30pm
Place: Webex meeting 

Did you know that 70% of jobs are found through networkingIncrease your chances of finding internships and full-time positions by expanding your network!

#CHSSConnect is event series that will help students to connect with professionals in their desired fields, as well as network and learn from the experiences of current professionals.

The event will be a Question and Answer discussion based on students' questions for the guest. Guest bio's will be available to students ahead of time on the Center for Professional Success' website ( Examples of questions could include but are not limited to the guest's industry, career path, applying to jobs, and general tips for success in their field. Additionally, a facilitator will help guide questions and discussion.

Thomas Pratz is a high school Spanish teacher in Voorhees, New Jersey. He started his educational career in 2013 at Rowan University and studied Spanish, P-12 Education, and linguistics. He studied abroad for an entire academic year in Salamanca, Spain and graduated from Rowan in 2017. In 2018, he returned to Salamanca to begin his Master's Degree in Spanish Language & Cultures and graduated the following year. He has worked in various school districts teaching middle and high school Spanish. Thomas is currently enrolled in Rowan University's Doctoral program in Educational Leadership to pursue a career in public school administration.

Africana Studies Welcome Back Reception
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 29; 12:30pm
Place: Zoom meeting, contact Dr. Chanelle Rose at to sign up.

10th Annual Africana Studies Welcome Back Reception - WHY AFRICANA STUDIES MATTERS!!!!! Come Listen to AS Majors and Minors talk about the global black experience social justice racial literacy black and brown movements in the U.S.

Cosponsored by CINDS, SJICR and the Political Science Department

Gender Race VotingConstitution Day Event
Gender, Race and Voting Rights in the 20th & 21st Century

Date/Time: Thursday, September 17; 3:30pm
Place: Webex
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The Department of History presents Gender, Race and voting Rights in the 20th and 21st Century to celebrate Constitution Day. Moderator Dr. Emily Blanck will host 4 panelists; Dr. Danielle Gougon and Dr. Katherine Javian from Political Science, Dr. Chanelle Rose from History and Ariele Gedeon, SGA President for a one-time grand event speaking on this amazing topic. 

Cosponsored by the department of Law and Justice, the department of Political Science and Economics, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship, the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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2020 Spring Events


CHSS commencementCHSS Commencement
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 12, 4pm
Place: Bunce Green

Lunch to be held at the Market Place, Student Center at 1pm.

Speaker: TBA





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Chinese CommunistCritical Junctures
What the Chinese Communist Party is Doing in Xinjiang, and Why They are Doing it
Special speaker Dr. James Millward, Professor of History, Georgetown University
Date/Time: April 8, 5pm
Place: Student Center, 129
A talk by a foremost expert on the Chinese Government's repression of the Uyghur people in Northwestern China.

Light refreshments will be served

Sponsored by International Studies, Asian Studies, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Cambodian Genocide Survivor Chanty Jong
Date/Time: April 15, 6:30pm-8pm
Place: Eynon Ballroom, Student Center


WE'LL Open House

World Languages Spring Open House
Saturday, March 28
Chamberlain Student Center, room 144

  • Learn about all of our programs
  • Meet our professors, students, and staff
  • Learn about our student organizations
  • Available student-guided campus tours

RSVP to Professor Lorena Santos, 

International Studies Career Panel

Interested in a Career in International Law?
Come to a panel featuring three New York-based legal professionals
Date/Time: March 26, 12:30
Place: Enterprise, 409

Chris Greene has spent his career working as a litigator for corporate firms including Kaplan, Hecker & Fink LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.  He focuses on white collar crimes and recently investigated alleged bribery in Uzbekistan.

Alexandra Rizio works in public interest law and is currently a Managing Attorney at the Safe Passage Project. She has worked on the representation of children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and leads the organization's ongoing litigation strategy in relation to the separation policy.

Noah Solowiejczyk has worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York since 2014. He specializes in investigating and prosecuting white collar offenses and recently prosecuted an international stock manipulation scheme that was orchestrated by individuals located in Switzerland and Monaco.

Light refreshments will be served
Co-sponsored by: 

Hong KongRowan in the World
Policing the Mass Protests in Hong Kong
Special Speaker Dr. Allan Jiao, Rowan Law and Justice Studies Department
Date/Time: March 12, 5pm
Place: James Hall, 3091A

A talk and discussion on the ongoing Hong Kong crisis by the first scholar to publish a definitive study on its police force.

Sponsored by the International Studies Program and CHSS.


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Campus Sexual Assult and Violence

Campus Sexual Violence Information Session
Date/Time: March 4, 1pm
Place: Student Center, Eynon Ballroom

Sponsored by the Law and Justice Department. 

 Gail CollinsPresident’s Lecture Series
Gail Collins, On American Women’s History
Date/Time: Thurs. Mar. 5, 6pm
Place: Eynon Ballroom, Student Center

Gail Collins joined The New york Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later became an Op-Ed columnist. In 2001, she was appointed editorial page editor—the first woman to hold that post at the paper. Since 2013, Ms. Collins has been a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

The program is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Department of History, the women's & Gender Studies Program, and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

More info: Call 856-256-4818

melissa klapperBOOK SIGNING - Ballet Class: An American History
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 11am AND Tuesday, March 31, 7pm
Place: Rowan Barnes and Noble

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper (Professor of History, Rowan University) will discuss her new book, which explores the history of ballet class in the United States from the early twentieth century to the present. After her talk, she will be available to sign copies of the book, which can be purchased on site.




Corhann Okorodudu Inaugural Lecture Series

Brown At 65: The Troubling Relationship Between Court-Ordered Desegregation, Urban Education, and Special Education
Date/Time: March 30, 5pm
Place: Business Hall, 104

Dr. Blanchett’s teaching, research and service focuses on issues of educational inequity including urban teacher preparation, issues of race, class, culture, and gender, disproportionate representation of students of color in special education, severe disabilities, transition planning and issues of sexuality for students with disabilities.

Sponsored by Africana Studies, co-sponsored by the Psychology Department, Women’s and Gender Studies, History Department, and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

For more info contact Dr. Chanelle Rose, 
Light refreshments served


The 1619 Project @ RowanThe 1619 Project
Date/Time: Feb. 3, 6:30pm
Place: Student Center Ballroom

Join The 1619 Project @ Rowan for “Conversations and Food,” for a discussion about the critical role of African-descended people in the development of democracy in America. Foods of the African Diaspora will be served. This event is open to the Rowan community.

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cathleen cahill

Raising our Banners: How Women of Color Shaped the Suffrage Movement
Date/Time: Monday, February 17, 6pm
Place: Business Hall, 104 

Dr. Cathleen Cahill, Penn State University, will present a lecture to commemorate 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote

Sponsored by RowanCenter for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

AS Spring Kick-Off

Africana Studies Spring Kick-Off
Date/Time: Monday, February 10, 12:30pm
Place: Business Hall, rm 104

- Learn more about AS courses like Introduction to Africana Studies, Black Masculinity in the US, the International Model African Union, Bob Marley and Women in Africa, and Natural Hair & Tangled Politics.
Meet faculty who teach about Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America
Learn more about Black and Latinx student organizations
Sample delicious dishes from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America
Bob Marley is Sinking: Topics in Island Development and Challenges to the Diaspora 
Women and Gender in Africa and the African Diaspora

For more info contact Dr. Chanelle Rose, Coordinator, Africana Studies,

Co-sponsored by: Multicultural & Inclusion Programs, Achieving Success through Collaboration, Engagement, And Determination (ASCEND) and the Center of Interdisciplinary Studies

Immigration Rights
Speaker: Cathy Miller-Wilson
Date/Time: Feb. 25, 12:30
Place: Student Center, 221

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Economics Career ForumEconomics Career Forum
Date/Time: Feb. 26, 5pm
Place: Student Center, 129

The three guest alumni: Katie Laird, Taylor Lee, and Joseph Dafcik Organized with the assistance of Office of Career Advancement.

  • Meet Economics Faculty
  • Learn about the various career  paths in Economics
  • 10 Reasons you should major in Economics
  • What’s the difference between a degree in Economics vs.v Business?

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Rosa Parks LuncheonRosa Parks Luncheon
Speaker: LaTosha Brown
Feb. 26, 11am
Student Center Ballroom

Ms. Brown has over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights.

She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power building southern basic civic engagement organization that played an insturmental role in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race.

She is the recipient of several national awards including the 2006 Redbook Magazine Spirit and Strength Award, 2007 Spirit of Democracy Award from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the Louis E. Burnham Award for Human Rights, the 2008 Emory Business School MLK Service Award, 2010 Audubon Award and 2011 White House Champion of Change Award to name a few. Ms. Brown currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 Jody Manning

Living in the Shadows of Auschwitz: 75 Years Later
Date/Time: Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 PM
Place: Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367

The Liberation of Auschwitz at Queens Public Library at Kew Garden Hills for The Kupferberg Holocaust Center. For more information, visit

Fall 2019


presentations dec 2 & 4 Historical Methods: Genocide Presenations
Date/Time: December 4, 5:00- 6:15pm
Place: Robinson 204

Sponsored by RowanCenter for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
presentations dec 2 & 4

Historical Methods: Genocide Presenations
Date/Time: December 2, 5:00- 6:15pm
Place: Robinson 204


AusterlitzFilm Night: "Austerlitz" (2016) Director Sergei Loznitsa
Date/Time: November 8, 7:00- 9:00pm
Place: Bunce 106

Discussion led by Professor Jody Russell Manning

“Can care ethics be decolonized?” — Eva Boodman (Philosophy, Rowan University)
Wednesday November 20, 5 pm
Place: Westby 111

“This talk discusses how care should (or shouldn't) be theorized and practiced under settler colonial circumstances. I'll approach the question by taking a close look at how forms of benevolent institutional care in Canada that intend to respond to the harms of colonial dispossession in fact enforce participation in settler colonial processes. Given the interest of settler states in maintaining land dispossession and institutional control of indigenous people, what could transformative, "resurgent" care look like?”

Sponsored by:
Philosophy and World Religions Department

event information Holocaust Rememberance Event with Survivors Selma Rossen and Edith Shapiro
Date/Time: November 8, 6:00- 8:00pm
Place: Owls Nest

Co-sponsored with Hillel and RCHGS Student Association


“The Political Life of Gossip” — Tamsin Kimoto, (Philosophy, Emory University).
Wednesday November 6, 5 pm
Place: Westby 111

“According to its detractors, gossip is frivolous and communicates nothing essential about the world. I argue instead that gossip is an essential tool for members of oppressed groups navigating the university, and political life generally, because of its usefulness as a medium for producing resistant archives and counternarratives. At the same time, gossip is often used as an unofficial tool for institutional discipline against these very same people. I consider two primary cases throughout this talk—sexual harassment and the “difficult” woman of color—to develop an account of gossip as a political and epistemic practice.”

Co-sponsored by:
Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Political Science and Economics

book club information Book Club: Lipstadt, "Antisemitism" with Rowal Chabad
Date/Time: November 6, 12:30-1:30pm
Place: James 1112


Equal Means Equal - Pre-Election Day film screening, discussion, and dinner
Date/Time: November 4, 3:30—6:30 pm
Place: Hawthorn 204


Auschwitz Exhibition"Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away" Exhibition Bus Trip to NYC Jewish Heritage Museum - Registration: October 15, 2019
Date/Time: November 1
Place: NYC Jewish Heritage Museum

 Mother Tongue

"Mother Tongue" - Department of World Languages
Date/Time: October 29, 12:30pm
Place: Pfleeger Hall, Music Building

This extraordinary documentary chronicles Gabina's search for her indigenous roots through the story of Quechua - the Inca language.

Gabina uses participatory visual ethnography to explore the state of Quechua worldwide as well as strategies for its revival and maintenance.

Quechua is now being promoted in some of the greatest cities of the world, including Cusco, Paris, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.


They Shall Not

Film Night: " They Shall Not Grow Old" (2018) Director Peter Jackson
Date/Time: October 24, 7:00pm
Place: Rowan Art Gallery

Discussion will be led by Professor Stephen Hague.

Co-sponsored with The Hollybush Institute


"The Tethered of the Earth: Jordan Peele, Frantz Fanon, Jacques Derrida” — Ammon Allred (Philosophy, University of Toledo).
Date/Time: Wednesday October 23, 5 pm
Place: Westby 111

"This essay examines affinities between Jordan Peele’s Us and Franz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth. When Peele’s first film, Get Out was released, many critics noted the similarity of themes to Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, but up to now less attention has been paid to the continuation of this arc in Us. The most immediately salient point of connection between Peele and Fanon is the role that violence plays in shocking and reorganizing the social imagination and revealing the fragmentary character of the world. However the complex relationship between the Tethered and surface dwellers, particularly between Red and Adelaide, complicates the possibility for envisioning this violence as playing a role in collective identity formation. I suggest that Derrida’s work on hospitality is helpful in thinking about the aporias in the relationship between the tethered and surface dwellers and in extending Fanon’s analysis to consider settler colonialism and genocide.”

Co-Sponsored by:
Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the English Department

Equal Means Equal - Film screening and discussion
Date/Time: October 22, 5:00-7:00pm
Place: Rowan Art Gallery 

Film Screening and Discussion with Director Seth Kramer
event information

Date/Time: October 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Place: Votta Hall - Rowan College at Burlington County, Mt. Laurel Campus

The film screening will play, "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel" (2018).


event information Annual CHSS Paul B. Winkler Lecture with Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide
Date/Time: October 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Place: Enyon Ballroom

Co-sponsored with The Hollybush Institute, Chabad, and Africana Studies

 “The Elephant in the Room: Rational Perception and the Problem of Animals” — Nathan Bauer (Philosophy, Rowan University)
Wednesday October 9, 5 pm
Place: Westby 111

“According to a promising account of human knowledge, our immediate perception of the world must involve our rational capacities. That is, what we see must already be structured or shaped by our rationality. But this account faces a problem in accounting for the experiences of other animals. Many animals, after all, seem to share our perceptual abilities, but manage to get by in the world without rationality. We’ll explore the challenge animals pose to the account of rational perception—and then I’ll offer a proposal for resolving it.”

Sponsored by:
Department of Philosophy and World Religions

event information Research Talk, Debbie Sharnak
Date/Time: October 7,12:30-1:30pm
Place: Robinson 202


book club information Book Club: Lipstadt, "Antisemitism" with Rowal Hillel
Date/Time: October 2,12:30-1:30pm
Place: James Hall 1112


“Grassroots Research: A Not-So Quiet Methodological Revolution”
Date/Time: Sept. 25, 2019 / 5:00pm
Place: Westby 111

“Grassroots Research: A Not-So Quiet Methodological Revolution” — Dustin Fife (Psychology, Rowan University), Matt Lund (Philosophy, Rowan University), Nadine Sullivan (Sociology, Rowan University), and Chelsie Young (Psychology, Rowan University)

Co-sponsored by:

Department of Philosophy and World Religions and Theorizing at Rowan

 Africana Studies Welcome Back9th Annual Africana Studies Welcome Back Reception "A Taste of Africana Studies"
Date/Time: Sept. 25, 2019 / 12:30-2:00pm
Place: Student Center 221

Learn more about the Africana Studies Program Meet faculty who teach about Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America Learn more about Black and Latinx student organizations Free "I am Africana Studies" t-shirts for new AS majors/minors.

Co-sponsored by:

Multicultural & Inclusion Programs, Achieving Success through Collaboration, Engagement, And Determination (ASCEND) and the Center of Interdisciplinary Studies

Reflections on the Nineteenth AmendmentReflections on the nineteenth amendment
Panel discussion moderated by Melissa R. Klapper (History and Women’s & Gender Studies)
Date/Time:September 25, 2019, 11:00 am—12:15 pm
Place: Student Center Ballroom

Panel discussion moderated by Melissa R. Klapper (History and Women’s & Gender Studies) / William D. Carrigan (History) on the suffrage movement in New Jersey / Danielle Gougon (Political Science & Economics) on the impact of women’s suffrage / Julie Haynes (Communication Studies) on the rhetoric of the suffrage movement / Chanelle N. Rose (History) on African American women and racism in the suffrage movement

Sponsored by the Department of History, the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, the Department of Political Science & Economics, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship

Aemrica's Original PeopleAmerica's Original People—Keepers of the Land and Water
Date/Time: September 17, 12:30
Place: 104 Business Hall
Native Americans everywhere have suffered from environmental racism and environmental injustice. Now, aggravated by climate change, the threats to the land and water Natives have always fought to protect are mainstream issues impacting us all. The ongoing resistance of the “protectors” offers a roadmap to ending environmental injustice and surviving climate change.
Sponsored by the Rowan School of Earth and Environment, Rowan College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership

When law and religion collideWhen Law and Religion Collide: Discussing Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission v. Cake Shop
Date/Time: September 18, 2pm
Place: Student Center room 221
Please join the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor Alan Garfield of Delaware Law School for Constitution Day to discuss the constitutional issues surrounding the Supreme Court opinion of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Coloradio Civil Rights Commission.



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