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Centenary College Holds a Discussion Panel on the Ongoing Crisis in Ukraine

03/24/2014, 04:48 PM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Dr. Shane Fitzpatrick, Dr. James Patterson and Dr. Noah Haiduc-Dale of Centenary College will work together to hold a panel discussion, Understanding Ukraine, for anyone interested in the ongoing crisis taking place in Ukraine. The panel will be held at 2 p.m. March 26, 2014, in the Taylor Memorial Library. This discussion is free and open to the public.

In the wake of the parliamentary overthrow of President Yanukovych, Russia sent troops to invade the Crimean Peninsula. In presenting the political situation of Ukraine, the panelists will discuss such issues as what led to protests by the Ukrainian people, what interest Russia has in the country and how it concerns American citizens. Students, faculty and the community are all encouraged to attend and learn about these international issues.

Dr. Fitzpatrick, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, is a nationally renowned expert on counterterrorism.  He has worked with Homeland Security and served as a briefing analyst for the FBI and law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Dr. Fitzpatrick has made a broad range of presentations on the continuing threat posed by terrorism to the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Centenary College.   

Dr. Patterson earned a Ph.D. in British and Irish History from Fordham University in 2001 and In the Wake of the Great Rebellion is a revision of his dissertation.  The research for this work was conducted in Ireland under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship.  He has also published several well-received articles in Irish and American journals and presented papers at over a dozen conferences and seminars in the Ireland, England and the United States. Dr. Patterson is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Centenary College.

Dr. Noah Haiduc-Dale holds a PhD from New York University in Middle Eastern Studies and History, a MA from the University of Arizona in Near Eastern Studies, a MA from Central Michigan University in English Language and Literature and a BA from Hope College in English and Philosophy with a minor in Religion. Dr. Haiduc-Dale is an Assistant Professor of History at Centenary College.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.