2004 Conference Program and Highlights

The 30th annual conference was held on
MARCH 26-27, 2004
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

 Conference Overview
Papers were  solicited from all disciplines in the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, history, economics, political science, geography, and criminal justice. Themes and suggested topics included:
· Being Prepared for Disaster & Terrorism
· Mental Survival Strategies for Psychological Warfare
· Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress and Somatization (or Somatic Disorders)
· Receiving Cues from the Hypersensitive
· Dealing with Hypersensitivity
· Sensory Alertness and Awareness
· Preparing for Biological and Chemical Warfare
· The Role of the Media
· The Use of Eastern Research and Strategies in a Western World
· International Relations
· History of Fear
· Developing Strategies and Tactics for Overcoming Fear in a World Filled With Fear
· Homeland Security, Human Rights, Patriotism, and Privacy
· America's Role in a New World Order
· Economic Impacts of Conflict and Chaos
· Cultural Adaptation and Readaptation
· Political Hysteria
· The Role of the UN in Building World Security
· Controlling the Truth: Government, Media and the Internet
· Cyber privacy
· Do Hate Crimes Lead to Genocide?
· Civil Liberties
· Human Rights
· Issues of Privacy
· Cross-cultural Concepts and Perspectives of Security
· Conflict Resolution
· Educating for Global Understanding
  Conference Program
"The Search For Security in a World in Conflict: A New Role for the Social Sciences"
Friday, March 26, 2004
Coffee, Registration & Book Exhibits      
Atech 218-Bldg 9 (See map)

 Welcome from ECCSSA and Brookdale Community College

 Concurrent Sessions

Session 1     Speaking and Acting in Peace and War: Going it Alone ?

“Modern Presidency:  Presidential Polling and Speechwriting”
George Skau, Professor Emeritus, Bergen Community College

“U.S. Relations with `Old Europe': Unilateralism vs. Multilateralism”
Mirvet Muca, Naugatuck Valley Community College

“National Security:  An Historical Perspective”
Jess LeVine, Brookdale Community College

     Moderator: Michael Sanow, Community College of Baltimore County

Session 2     Personal and Social Responses to Conflict

“A Biopsychosocial Look at Ourselves in Times of Conflict”
Maureen Dadekian Eckel, Northern Essex Community College


“Security in the Midst of Conflict:  Sociology as a Training Ground”
Michael Parsons, Hagerstown Community College

     Moderator: Rosalyn King, Northern Virginia Community College

Session 3    Lost in Translation:  A Cultural Mix

“Cross-Cultural Perceptions in Archaeology: The Impact of the Second
  Hundred Years War on Archaeological Hypotheses about the Ohio Valley”
David Lipton, Independent Scholar

“C. Wright Mills and the Theory of Mass Society:  The Occlusion of Thought in America"
 James Freeman, CUNY - Bronx Community College

“Consistent Inconsistency: Understanding the Urban Adaptation and Readaptation Processes
 to and from Rural College Settings”
Vincent Miles & Nilda Roman, Stevens College of Technology

     Moderator: Barbara Connolly, Westchester Community College

 Book Exhibits


Keynote Address
"The Social Sciences and Our Age of Crisis"
Dr. Saliba Sarsar*
Monmouth University
To read keynote speech, click here

 ECCSSA Annual Business Meeting

Concurrent Sessions

Session 4    Facing Ethical Issues as Global Citizens of the Twenty-first
                  Century: Lessons from a Sociology Course on the Holocaust
          and Global Racism

Michael Sanow, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus -
with students: Micah Bond, Matthew Day,
Laura Dispenza, Helany Giacoman, John Appel Jr., Joshua Hill,
Sarah Rost

Moderator: Jess LeVine, Brookdale Community College

Session 5     Terrorism and Security at Home and Abroad

“The Impact of American Hegemony on Security in the United States”
John Hutchinson, The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus
“Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick:  The Role of the Battleships New Jersey
in 20th Century U.S. Conflict Resolution”
Doug Buchanan, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

     Moderator: Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Northern Essex Community College

Session 6     Behavior and Culture

“Becoming Vegetarian:  Some Notes on a Positive Deviant Career”
Joseph Boyle, Brookdale Community College

“Educating for Global Understanding:  A West African Identical Twin Study"
Alfred Atanda, Ocean County College

Moderator: John Hutchinson, Community College of Baltimore County

Saturday, March, 27, 2004

 Coffee, Registration, and Book Exhibits

   Concurrent Sessions

Session 7    International Conflict Management

     “International Conflict Management through an Electronic Negotiation Simulation"
          Gregory Rabb, Jamestown Community College

     Moderator: Gerard Morin, Northern Essex Community College

Session 8    National Security and Academic Freedom:
          The Case of Area Studies
         Sherri West Laura Neitzel and Emily Hagadorn, Brookdale Community College

          Moderator: Alfred Atanda, Ocean County College

Session 9     Dynamics of Human Connection

“Overcoming Alienation and Atomism in a Fragmented World:
Historical Perspectives, Psychological Insights, and Classroom Strategies”
          Christina Stern & Jeanne Viviani, LaGuardia Community College

          Moderator: Jack Needle, Brookdale Community College

 Book Exhibits

      Concurrent Sessions

Session 10     The Use of Games as a Tool for Teaching and Learning

“Education for Global Understanding: Using Games to Build World
Communities in the Classroom”
Rosalyn King, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus-
with Students-Tanja Wollenhaupt, Ken Santiago, Linda Fletcher, Susie Ezrol, and David Araujo

Moderator: Maureen Dadekian Eckel, No. Essex Community College


Session 11     Globalization and Security: New Challenges

“The Impact of Terrorism on the Globalization Process”
Pellegrino Manfra, Queensborough Community College/ CUNY

“A Discussion on an Early Warning Terrorism Grid System”
Jack Needle and Tom Cioppa, Brookdale Community College

Moderator: David Lipton, Independent Scholar


     Optional Tours

New Jersey Viet Nam Memorial and Education Center
Sandy Hook and Gateway National Seashore Park
Ocean Grove

  *About the Keynote Speaker
*Dr. Saliba Sarsar was raised and educated in Jerusalem.  He received an A.A. from Brookdale Community College, a B.A. from Monmouth University and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University.  He is currently the Associate Vice President for Academic Program Initiatives and an Associate Professor Political Science at Monmouth University.

 He is a frequent speaker on Middle East relations.  His articles have appeared in many journals and he is author of two books, Ideology, Values, and Technology in Political Life, and World Politics:  An Interdisciplinary Approach.  In 1993, he co-founded Project Understanding, an organization that brings Arab Americans and Jewish Americans for dialogue and peaceful coexistence activities.


 Hotel Accommodations Near Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Colt's Neck Inn
Route 34 and 537
Colt's Neck, New Jersey 07722
(732) 409-1200
*2 miles from the Brookdale campus
Courtyard Lincroft Red Bank
245 Half Mile Road
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
(732) 530-5552
*2 miles from the Brookdale campus
Courtyard Tinton Falls
600 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724
(732) 389-2100
Red Roof Inn
11 Center Plaza
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724
(732) 389-4646
Reservations nationwide: 1-800-733-7663

Bed and Breakfast
Cedars and Beeches
247 Cedar Avenue
Long Branch, New Jersey  07740
(732) 571-6777
Reservations: (800) 323-5655
Sandy Hook Cottage Bed & Breakfast
36 Navesink Avenue (Hwy 36)
Highlands, New Jersey 07732
(732) 708-1923
Avon Manor Inn
109 Sylvania Avenue
Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey
(732) 776-7770

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