The 30th annual conference was held onMARCH 26-27, 2004atBrookdale Community College765 Newman Springs RoadLincroft, New Jersey 07738

 Conference OverviewPapers 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         8:00am-9:00amCoffee, Registration & Book ExhibitsAtech 218-Bldg 9 (See map)

   9:00am-9:30am    Welcome from ECCSSA and Brookdale Community College
          9:45am-11:15am    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

11:15am-11:45am    Book Exhibits

11:45am-12:30pm    Lunch   
12:30pm-1:30pmKeynote Address“The Social Sciences and Our Age of Crisis”Dr. Saliba Sarsar*Monmouth UniversityTo read keynote speech, click here

  1:45pm-2:45pm    ECCSSA Annual Business Meeting
3:00pm-4:30pmConcurrent 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 Jerseyin 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
8:00am-9:00amCoffee, Registration, and Book Exhibits
   9:00am-10:30am   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 StudiesSherri 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
          10:30am-10:45am     Book Exhibits
          10:45am-12:15pm      Concurrent Sessions
Session 10     The Use of Games as a Tool for Teaching and Learning
“Education for Global Understanding: Using Games to Build WorldCommunities 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
          12:30pm-1:00pm    Lunch
          1:30pm-5:00pmOptional Tours
New Jersey Viet Nam Memorial and Education CenterSandy Hook and Gateway National Seashore ParkOcean 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 InnRoute 34 and 537Colt’s Neck, New Jersey 07722(732) 409-1200*2 miles from the Brookdale campusCourtyard Lincroft Red Bank245 Half Mile RoadRed Bank, New Jersey 07701Red Bank, New Jersey 07701(732) 530-5552*2 miles from the Brookdale campus
Courtyard Tinton Falls600 Hope RoadTinton Falls, New Jersey 07724(732) 389-2100Red Roof Inn11 Center PlazaTinton Falls, New Jersey 07724(732) 389-4646Reservations nationwide: 1-800-733-7663
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Cedars and Beeches247 Cedar AvenueLong Branch, New Jersey  07740(732) 571-6777Reservations: (800) 323-5655Sandy Hook Cottage Bed & Breakfast36 Navesink Avenue (Hwy 36)Highlands, New Jersey 07732(732) 708-1923Avon Manor Inn109 Sylvania AvenueAvon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey(732) 776-7770

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