For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Public Forum on Darfur to Be Held at Georgian Court University

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 9, 2007—The genocide in Sudan’s western region of Darfur presents the starkest challenge to the world since the Rwandan genocide. Join Georgian Court University’s Department of History and Geography and the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution at Brookdale Community College for the public forum “Global Conflicts and Prospects for Peace: The Case of Darfur,” on Thursday, March 29, from 9:30 am to 1:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus.

The keynote speaker will be distinguished scholar Joyce Apsel, Ph.D., a professor of humanities at New York University and the director of Rights Work International, an international education project on genocide and human rights. A historian and attorney, Dr. Apsel conducts workshops for student, teacher, and community groups on issues of discrimination, genocide, human rights, and creating community. She is the editor of Darfur: Genocide Before Our Eyes (2005) and Teaching about Human Rights (2005), and the coeditor of Teaching about Genocide: A Guidebook for College and University Teachers (2002).

After the conclusion of Dr. Apsel’s remarks, a distinguished panel will entertain questions and promote further discussion.

The cost is $10 per person and is free to members of the GCU community with ID. Reservations are required. For further information and reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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