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Finalists Announced for the New American Voices Award

Finalists Announced for the New American Voices Award

The three finalists for the 2020 Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award are novelists Ishmael Beah, author of Little Family; Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities; and Lysley Tenorio, author of The Son of Good Fortune.

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A message supporting our international students

A message supporting our international students

This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it would discontinue visa exceptions for international students on F-1 visas who take all of their courses for the semester online. This decision could force hundreds of thousands of international students to leave the United States and threatens to interrupt the academic work of more than 3,000 students here at George Mason University.

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CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrates its graduates in the Class of 2020 with a message from Dean Ann Ardis, a musical tribute from the Green Machine, and more.

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Latest University Information on COVID-19

Latest University Information on COVID-19

George Mason University is committed to protecting the health of its community. Its resources include up-to-date plans and procedures, identification of student health services clinics, and attention to its study-abroad programs.

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U.S. to Admit Fewest Refugees Since 1980

U.S. to Admit Fewest Refugees Since 1980

A new article from the IIR discusses U.S. refugee admissions. On November 1, 2019, the Trump administration released the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2020 when the United States will admit up to 18,000 refugees – marking a historic low and threatening to further shrink the refugee resettlement program. In the first month of FY 2019, the U.S. received zero refugees, which had never happened in the thirty years that the resettlement program has existed.

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Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2019

Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2019

What is life like along the southern border in today's political climate? Professor Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera went to the border to find out. Hear the border expert discuss her travels along the border on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.

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Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan

Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan

The Immigrant Stories Project includes information about immigrants from Pakistan living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. In addition to a fact sheet and analysis, there is also a new inspirational interview with a Pakistani immigrant.

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Global Affairs in Cuba

Global Affairs in Cuba

Over winter break, twenty-four students from Global Affairs, Economics, and Government & International Politics escaped frigid weather and a snowstorm with MasonAbroad in Havana, Cuba.

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GLOA Fulbright Recipient in Morocco

GLOA Fulbright Recipient in Morocco

Oumama Kabli, a December 2017 graduate of the Global Affairs program, received an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and is spending a year teaching English at a public university in Tetouan, Morocco.

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Take a Look at the GLOA 400 Capstone courses offered for Spring 2019!

Take a Look at the GLOA 400 Capstone courses offered for Spring 2019!

Students have the exciting opportunity to explore globalization in a range of specific contexts in GLOA 400: Global Affairs Capstone. Drawing on faculty members’ research expertise and experience in the field, GLOA 400 is designed to bring the skills students gained in their interdisciplinary core and concentration courses into the exploration of a pressing global issue.

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Professor Yasemin Ipek Joins Faculty

Professor Yasemin Ipek Joins Faculty

“Ipek is very excited to be part of the Global Affairs program at George Mason, as the diversity of its faculty and students, its orientation towards both comprehensive and specialized degrees, and its unique combination of rigorous and applied research will allow her to expand on her interdisciplinary research and teaching

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Using a Global Affairs Master's Degree at the World Bank

Using a Global Affairs Master's Degree at the World Bank

"I’ve been able to incorporate some of my research on refugees and even my capstone research on Citizenship and Statelessness when I lead the Art tours. Our current exhibit – Uprooted – is about art made by refugees about refugees from around the world. This exhibit highlights how refugee crises are more than humanitarian crises, but also an issue of great concern in international development."

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Teach-In on Global Migrations&Refugees

Teach-In on Global Migrations&Refugees

The public event will follow a morning session for educators, from 9 am to 12:15 pm, discussing historical background on migration to the US and to the Middle East and North Africa. The afternoon public segment will include a panel on 21st-century migration issues and then lectures on experiences of migration in the Middle East and North Africa from multiple speakers. See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/160561484492258/?active_tab=about

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A Conversation with Helon Habila

A Conversation with Helon Habila

Professor Helon Habila sat down with students, faculty, and members of the Mason community to talk about The Chibok Girls Kidnappings: Boko Haram and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria, his account of the tragedy and its aftermath.

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Ashley, Yadav named Fenwick Fellows

Ashley, Yadav named Fenwick Fellows

Jennifer Ashley, a faculty member in the Global Affairs Program, and Alok Yadav, a faculty member in the Department of English, have been named 2017-18 Fenwick Fellows by Mason's university libraries.

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Spring 2018 GLOA 400: Capstone offerings

Spring 2018 GLOA 400: Capstone offerings

Students have the exciting opportunity to explore globalization in a range of specific contexts in GLOA 400: Global Affairs Capstone. Drawing on faculty members’ research expertise and experience in the field, GLOA 400 is designed to bring the skills students gained in their interdisciplinary core and concentration courses into the exploration of a pressing global issue.

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GLOA Accelerated Master’s Information Session

GLOA Accelerated Master’s Information Session

Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, to learn about the benefits of the Accelerated Master’s program. You will have the chance to review your degree requirements for eligibility and receive information on the application process and timeframe.

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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

The mood in EagleBank Arena was lively on May 18 and 19, as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its degree celebration ceremonies. Congratulations again to all of our graduates! We are pleased to welcome you to an impressive community of alumni, made only stronger by the class of 2017.

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The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the May 2017 degree celebrations will be led by two outstanding alumni: chief historian for the White House Historical Association, Edward Lengel, and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin, a former acting chief of police for the Fairfax County Police Department and the current supervisor of safety and security for Loudoun County Public Schools.

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Reflections on the United States  and the Middle East

Reflections on the United States and the Middle East

Robert Malley was appointed Vice President for Policy at the International Crisis Group in March 2017. He had been Special Assistant to the President, Senior Advisor to the President for the Counter-ISIL campaign, and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf Region in 2015-2016; prior to that he was Senior Director for the Gulf Region and Syria.

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THEEB: Film Screening and Discussion, April 20

THEEB: Film Screening and Discussion, April 20

1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca.

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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Visitor's Day with Nicole Opper

GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Visitor's Day with Nicole Opper

Sixteen-year-old Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City for years before finding his way to IPODERAC, a unique group home and social enterprise located in Puebla, MX. IPODERAC is defined by a strong sense of brotherhood and sustained by the sale of artisanal goat cheese.

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GLOA 101 Students Find Globalization Embedded on Campus

GLOA 101 Students Find Globalization Embedded on Campus

This semester in Dr. Studemeyer’s GLOA 101 classes, students completed “photovoice” projects for one of their assignments. For their projects, Dr. Studemeyer’s students explored George Mason’s campus looking for how the processes of economic globalization are embedded in the campus landscape.

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Conference On Security in The Maghreb-Sahel

Conference On Security in The Maghreb-Sahel

The Maghreb-Sahel region sits at the center of some of the most significant challenges facing the world today, ranging from terrorism to refugees, from poverty to weak institutions. Please join experts from the United States Institute of Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, RAND Corporation, the Embassies of Mali and Niger, the World Bank, and more, in a discussion of these challenges.

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Conference on Governance in the Global Narcotics Trade

Conference on Governance in the Global Narcotics Trade

The Center for Global Studies and TraCCC are pleased to convene a conference on the governance of the narcotics trade. We will discuss the patterns and processes through which the narcotics trade is governed in different locales and the implications this has for social and political systems. Discussions will focus on this process from a global and local perspective including analysis of case studies in Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the Modern Era

Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the Modern Era

In recent years, the United States has witnessed an increase in xenophobic and Islamophobic rhetoric. The prevalence of inaccurate information about immigrants and Muslims has resulted in significant fear and mistrust in many communities. This panel discussion will present facts about these two specific groups in order to promote greater understanding and empower audience members to engage in informed activism.

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Comoros Bound: Zoe Siepert

Comoros Bound: Zoe Siepert

Siepert, a global affairs major with a concentration in Middle East and North Africa and a minor in international security, worked with Mason's Peace Corp prep program to successfully apply for Peace Corps Service.

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GLOA’s Professor Niklas Hultin interviewed by Radio France International

GLOA’s Professor Niklas Hultin interviewed by Radio France International

On October 25, the West African country of The Gambia announced that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, making it the third African country to do so in one week (after Burundi and South Africa). GLOA’s Professor Niklas Hultin was interviewed by Radio France International on this development in light of The Gambia’s presidential election in December.

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Second Annual Global Career Fair

Second Annual Global Career Fair

Global Affairs is hosting the Global Career Fair on Wednesday, November 9 between 5:30pm – 7:00pm in Research Hall, 163. Join Global Affairs alums as they return to campus to share their experience as a GLOA student, how the GLOA program impacted their lives, and why it’s important in earning a degree with a global mindset.

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FAMS Courses for Fall 2016

FAMS Courses for Fall 2016

Courses include Bollywood and Beyond, Film and Video Forms, Global Horror Film, History of World Cinema, International Mysteries, Intro Documentary, Intro Film, Japanese Cinema, Music Video Experimentation, and War and International Film.

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PopMatters Internship Fall 2016

PopMatters Internship Fall 2016

Internship available for aspiring film reviewer at PopMatters. This is a chance to gain experience in writing reviews of film, television, and internet programming for a respected daily cultural studies magazine.

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Coming this fall!  The Global Health Fellows

Coming this fall! The Global Health Fellows

The Global Affairs program and the Department of Philosophy are teaming up to offer a unique opportunity for their undergraduate students. The inaugural cohort of the Global Health Fellows will spend its fall semester at the Arlington campus focusing on the realities of today’s global health challenges and the resources offered from a humanities and social sciences perspective.

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The New Realities in the Middle East with David Imad Ramadan

The New Realities in the Middle East with David Imad Ramadan

The complexities of the region make the course a perfect fit for the Global Affairs program’s interdisciplinary approach. The goal of the course is to provide students with rich knowledge of the Middle East that is not just history and not just politics, that allows students to really work through the context and complexities of current events.

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Debating Modern Revolution; Jack Censer Launches Latest Book

Debating Modern Revolution; Jack Censer Launches Latest Book

The book is a consideration of "modern" revolutions, those that seek to bring about changes to society that implement a new ideal, as opposed to a reversion to any system in place before. “The idea of revolution is only going to run out of steam when people stop believing in positive changes that can be made here on Earth,” Censer explains.

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For GLOA Grad Student, Experience Abroad Translates to Workplace

For GLOA Grad Student, Experience Abroad Translates to Workplace

Ruth Mikre, who will be receiving her MA in Global Affairs in May 2016, traveled to Havana, Cuba for the program's required seminar abroad. Not only did she find the experience valuable for her studies but she also found synergy between her newly gained knowledge of the emerging market of Havana and the interests and mission of her workplace.

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NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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Mason Students Share Election Opinions with Chronicle In The Media

Mason Students Share Election Opinions with Chronicle

The Chronicle of Higher Education spoke with a number of Mason students, including Kate Barton, a global affairs major, and Diamond Lanehart, a communication major, about their opinions on the Democrat candidates in the presidential race.

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“Kandahar Journals”: Conflict without Conclusion

“Kandahar Journals”: Conflict without Conclusion

Last Monday, photojournalist Louie Palu screened his film “Kandahar Journals” in the Johnson Center Cinema as part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series sponsored by GMU's Film and Media Studies. The film focuses on Palu’s experiences as an embedded photojournalist in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010.

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MA Program Accepting Applications

MA Program Accepting Applications

The GLOA MA is a flexible, interdisciplinary, part or full-time graduate program ideal for both recent graduates and mid-career professionals. Apply by the priority deadline of March 15 to join the Fall 2016 class.

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Mason Korea Student Featured in Korea Times

Mason Korea Student Featured in Korea Times

Mason Korea student Anastasia Gogiashvili, a freshman global affairs major, authors a piece in the Korea Times describing how her experience at Mason's Korea campus is a natural step in her journey to a diplomatic career.

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Professor Yehuda Lukacs: America's Bipartisan Moment in the Middle East

Professor Yehuda Lukacs: America's Bipartisan Moment in the Middle East

Check out Professor Yehuda Lukacs's article featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

MA Grad Interns at the WHO in Geneva

MA Grad Interns at the WHO in Geneva

Britnae Purdy, a Fall 2014 graduate of the Global Affairs MA program, spent this summer at Duke University’s prestigious Geneva Program on Global Policy and Governance. She enjoyed the challenge of navigating a new city and culture while interning at the World Health Organization.

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George Mason University Roosevelt Instituters Op-ed in the Washington Post

George Mason University Roosevelt Instituters Op-ed in the Washington Post

Emma Copeland, a sophomore majoring in Global Affairs, and Taylor Pigram, a sophomore GVIP student (and Cornerstones student) wrote this as part of their work in Mason's chapter of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a progressive policy think tank. Look for their presentation on healthcare policy at the Provost's April 27 symposium on health.

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Global Affairs Senior: Alan Williams

Global Affairs Senior: Alan Williams

Get to know Alan Williams. He's a senior majoring in Global Affairs and minoring in Middle East Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University.

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Apply to Receive Credit for Spring Internships

Apply to Receive Credit for Spring Internships

Apply by Jan. 20th to receive credit for spring internships. Students enrolled in GLOA 495 work at their chosen internship site and collaborate with the Global Affairs Internship Coordinator to complete a variety of academic assignments in order to earn 3-9 academic credits for their experience.

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Global Affairs MA Students to Present at TEDx Salon

Global Affairs MA Students to Present at TEDx Salon

Speaking on topics such as college student depression and student homelessness, the GLOA graduate students will hone their presentation skills in the unique TED format.

Get to Know: Professor Son

Get to Know: Professor Son

The problems and limitations lying in the development in East Asia is one of the most overlooked issues in the contemporary debates on globalization.Japan is in recession, South Korea is in debt, Taiwan is slowing down, and China is stepping onto a whole package of problems. Most importantly, it is not well known that these problems are all rooted in social and political grounds.

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Celebrating and Learning About Arabic Language and Culture

Celebrating and Learning About Arabic Language and Culture

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the global affairs program, and the Middle East and Islamic studies program worked together to host the university's first Arab Culture Day on October 30, bringing the sounds and color of Arab nations to the North Plaza of the Fairfax Campus.

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Get to Know: Professor Taylor

Get to Know: Professor Taylor

There are many global issues that the world community needs to be addressing, and in many cases, are being addressed, but lack the financial resources and political will to solve the problems. This is why diplomacy in regional and international organizations is so critical, because we must work collectively. This is why the MODEL UN class is so important, students learn in-depth about critical issues and negotiate real-world solutions.

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Get to Know: Professor Hultin

Get to Know: Professor Hultin

Youth unemployment is one of the major factors in various models of “pre-conflict societies” that seek to predict conflict. I don’t think this is just an economic issue, however, but a political one in that in many countries there is no political space for youth to air their grievances and feel that they are heard.

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Get to Know: Professor Bouasria

Get to Know: Professor Bouasria

I think that the interfaith cultural issue is something of major importance because we have stopped listening to each other and we have split into politicized camps that like to fight, in a Hegelian way, for truth when they can cohabit and cooperate for truths.

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US Celebrates Energy Reform But Mexico at Risk

US Celebrates Energy Reform But Mexico at Risk

Professor Breglia interviewed by Mexican news agency about how that country's new energy reforms put local communities, especially those most affected by oil production, at risk of losing benefits from the state-owned oil industry as it is privatized.

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PROV 110: Global Thinking Workshop

PROV 110: Global Thinking Workshop

New this Fall! Enhance your GLOA 101 experience by adding this 1.0 credit three-part workshop to develop habits of mind, action, and attitude that support effective and responsible citizenship. Meets 3 Saturdays (September 6, September 20 and October 4)

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Global Politics Fellows visit the World Bank

Global Politics Fellows visit the World Bank

On a recent Tuesday morning, twenty Mason students traveled downtown for a unique opportunity provided to them as Global Politics Fellows (GPF); a site visit to the global headquarters of the World Bank Group!

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Have You Seen Your Advisor?

Have You Seen Your Advisor?

Each semester, prior to registration, we hold group advising sessions to help you pick your classes for the upcoming semester. These sessions (March 18 - April 3) are a great way to ensure you are on track and to learn from your classmates. Summer Registration began on March 10th and registration for the Fall opens on April 10th.

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Students Establish Meal Assistance Fund Headlines

Students Establish Meal Assistance Fund

Yara El Mowafy and Jordan Bivings, co-founded the Student Meal Assistance Fund in partnership with University Life, Auxiliary Services, Sodexo, the Office of Student Support and Case Management (OSSCM), and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

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College Honors its 2013 Mary Roper Awardees

College Honors its 2013 Mary Roper Awardees

Each year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences honors selected classified staff members with the Mary Roper Award, to recognize exemplary service in support of the college's goals. This year's celebration was held on December 3, 2013.

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GLOA 450 - Topics in Global Affairs

GLOA 450 - Topics in Global Affairs

Spring 2014 Topics include: GLOA 450 - 001: Model UN (Global Governance); GLOA 450 - 002: The Forbidden Middle East (Middle East and North Africa); and, GLOA 450 - 003: Social Change and Globalization (Asia).

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Mason Honors Commitment to the UN Global Compact

Mason Honors Commitment to the UN Global Compact

On Nov. 19, George Mason University held what promises to be an annual event, Honoring Our Commitment. The daylong symposium was held to celebrate, reflect, identify and affirm George Mason’s commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

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Town Hall Explores U.S.-China Relationship

Town Hall Explores U.S.-China Relationship

Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state, fielded a number of questions that were submitted electronically by participants around the world. She headlined the live webcast that was held in the main lobby of the Center for the Arts on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. About 70 Mason students and the general public attended the seventh annual China Town Hall to discuss the relationship between the United States and China, which has the world’s second largest economy.

Global Affairs Student Interns with 'Meet the Press'

Global Affairs Student Interns with 'Meet the Press'

Avery Powell is a junior Global Aff airs major at Mason with a minor in Electronic Journalism. His ideal job is to become an on-camera correspondent with a network when he graduates. Avery interns for one of the most popular broadcast shows in the area, NBC’s 'Meet the Press'.

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Margaret Randall Book Signing & Reception

Margaret Randall Book Signing & Reception

Poet, essayist, photographer, feminist, and social activist will be on campus October 21st and 22nd to share her life story and recent works of poetry and non-fiction with Mason students and faculty. These events are open to the public.

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Professor Breglia to Discuss New Work at 2013 Fall for the Book Faculty Afoot

Professor Breglia to Discuss New Work at 2013 Fall for the Book

Cecilia “Lia” Uy-Tioco joins the GLOA Faculty

Cecilia “Lia” Uy-Tioco joins the GLOA Faculty

Cecilia “Lia” Uy-Tioco joins the Global Affairs Program as Term Assistant Professor this fall. Professor Uy-Tioco recently received her PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University; she specializes in critical media and cultural studies, globalization, and new media in the developing world.

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Introducing GLOA 450 - Special Topics in Global Affairs Headlines

Introducing GLOA 450 - Special Topics in Global Affairs

We are excited to announce that, beginning in the fall semester, the Global Affairs program will offer special topics courses through the GLOA 450 course number. This fall, we've added two new options for the Global Governance and Middle East North Africa concentrations.

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Zingraff Named Interim President of Mason Songdo Campus

Zingraff Named Interim President of Mason Songdo Campus

Provost Peter Stearns has named Matthew Zingraff, associate dean for research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, as the interim president of the George Mason University's upcoming campus in Songdo, Korea.

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The Rios Montt Genocide Trial

The Rios Montt Genocide Trial

Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz will discuss the recently concluded trial of Rios Montt, which represents the first time a national court has tried and convicted a former head of state for genocide and war crimes.

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College Prepares for May 2013 Convocations

College Prepares for May 2013 Convocations

This May, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences plans to host three convocations: one each for its graduate students, undergraduate humanities and interdisciplinary programs students, and undergraduate social sciences students.

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Honors Students Present at CAA Conference

Honors Students Present at CAA Conference

On April 13 and 14, three Global Affairs honors students presented at the Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Delaware. This annual conference highlights outstanding undergraduate research from students in the twelve CAA schools.

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Reportero and Bernardo Ruiz at GMU

Reportero and Bernardo Ruiz at GMU

Rescheduled: The Film & Media Studies Visiting Filmmakers Series is bringing the film Reportero and director Bernardo Ruiz to George Mason University on 10 April 2013, 6pm: Meese Conference Room, Mason Hall (MH D023)

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Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China

Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China

Tsinghua University is offering an exciting 3-4 week "Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China" in Summer 2013, and students from Tsinghua's US partners are invited to participate. No Chinese language is required, and most of the costs are covered except for international airfare and a $490 registration fee.

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Louie Palu Talks Global Conflict

Louie Palu Talks Global Conflict

George Mason University recently welcomed world-renowned documentary photographer Louie Palu to campus, from Monday, March 4-Thursday, March 7, 2013. Palu is a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation.

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Covering Global Conflict

Covering Global Conflict

This interdisciplinary panel brings together scholars and multimedia journalists to examine the issue of reporting, documenting, interpreting, and analyzing some of the most complex and controversial issues of contemporary times.

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Mason Alumni Association Scholarships Headlines

Mason Alumni Association Scholarships

The Alumni Association sponsors five student scholarships, which are awarded annually and represent a significant financial committment by the Alumni Association.

Kelly Explores "Flipping the Curriculum"

Kelly Explores "Flipping the Curriculum"

Mills Kelly, director of the global affairs program and associate professor in the Department of History and Art History, spoke with the Chronicle of Higher Education about universities "flipping the curriculum" and providing small-group, intense learning to freshmen.

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Ni Un Muerto Mas! - No More Killings!

Ni Un Muerto Mas! - No More Killings!

In the 18 months since president Ollanta Humala took office in Peru, some 24 people have been killed by security forces in the context of social protests, mostly over mining concessions. For the innaugural event of the Latin American Studies Speaker Series, renowned Peruvian poet, literary critic and human rights activist Rocío Silva Santisteban will discuss why.

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Center Announces Fall Program

Center Announces Fall Program

The Center is pleased to host an exhibit of artwork by Nikolai Getman a former Gulag prisoner. There are a number of related events including an opening reception with guest speakers, the film One Day in the Life ..., and several lectures.

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Kelly's "Hoax" Class Discussed In The Media

Kelly's "Hoax" Class Discussed

Mills Kelly, Director, Global Affairs, discusses the larger lessons to be learned from his Lying About the Past class in an interview with The Morning News online magazine.

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Dean's Challenge Winners

Dean's Challenge Winners

The Global Affairs program is proud to announce that three Global Affairs students have been selected to receive the prestigious Dean’s Challenge Award from the College of Humanities and Social Science’s.

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Amy Lind - Guest Lecture

Amy Lind - Guest Lecture

University of Cincinnati professor Amy Lind discusses how various political actors have addressed the rights of women in the context of Ecuador’s shift to the Left (2007-present). March 29, 2012, Innovation Hall Room 132 12:00-1:15PM

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Vivian Ramos's Salvadoran Civil War Stories

Vivian Ramos's Salvadoran Civil War Stories

MA Global Affairs student Vivian Ramos recounts two perspectives of the Salvadoran Civil War; one from her father who fought for the government and one from her friend's father who fought for the guerrilleros.

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Mansour to Discuss Palestine Issues With Mason Community

Mansour to Discuss Palestine Issues With Mason Community

Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, will visit George Mason University this week to talk about ongoing peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel and the Palestinian effort to gain statehood standing with the United Nations. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

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Prof Dale's Burma book rethinks legal mechanisms

Prof Dale's Burma book rethinks legal mechanisms

Check out Sociology Professor John G. Dale's book Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability. Through the experience of the Free Burma movement, Dale demonstrates how social movements create and appropriate legal mechanisms for generating new transnational political opportunities.

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El Salvador: 20 Years of Peace

El Salvador: 20 Years of Peace

A celebration and discussion of the legacy of the Salvadoran Peace accords. This event will feature a keynote address from the Salvadoran Ambassador to the United States as well as a discussion panel made up of experts from Mason and beyond.

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Kelly Brings International Service Experience to Classroom

Kelly Brings International Service Experience to Classroom

Mills Kelly, director of the Global Affairs Program at George Mason University, teaches students who want to make a difference in the world through international service and volunteerism. This past semester, he set an example for his students by volunteering his time with an international foundation.

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Global Affairs Master's Program Graduates First Class

Global Affairs Master's Program Graduates First Class

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the global affairs master's program, which began in the fall of 2009, will graduate its first two students. Eid Al Darmaki and Milan Jocic, will take part in a reception for Mason's winter graduates in Dewberry Hall between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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New Leaders Highlight College Faculty Transitions

New Leaders Highlight College Faculty Transitions

Over the summer, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed many new faculty and staff members, while some current college employees added other responsibilities to their slate. The Global Affairs and Biodefense programs have new directors and the Department of Public and International Affairs has a new chair.

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Sociology Alum Uses Real Life as a Drawing Board

Sociology Alum Uses Real Life as a Drawing Board

The George Mason University Field House is an on-campus social hub where friends can get together and enjoy organized or quick pickup games of basketball. For John Robinson, MA sociology ’10, it was also a classroom and research facility.

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Global Affairs Programs Merge

Global Affairs Programs Merge

In August 2010, the undergraduate and graduate degrees in global affairs merged, creating a single global affairs program. The new director, Mills Kelly, associate professor in the history and art history department, is looking forward to continuing a strong base of study.

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College Students Win Language Scholarships

College Students Win Language Scholarships

Three Mason students were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study abroad this summer. The students are among 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected from nearly 5,300 applicants.

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Student Award Recipients

Student Award Recipients

Each year, the Global Affairs Program presents awards to its outstanding students. The program is proud to announce the recipients of these awards for 2009-2010. Congratulations to all the students for their outstanding achievements.

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Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies. Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.

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For Students Who Want to Go Global, New Advisor is the Ticket

For Students Who Want to Go Global, New Advisor is the Ticket

Students looking to add a global component to their education are no longer on their own. In mid-August, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hired sociology graduate student John Robinson to be the university’s first global programs advisor. In this role, Robinson, also an advisor for the Global Affairs Undergraduate Program, serves as a liaison between students in any major and various global education programs at Mason. Robinson steers students toward different programs based on their interests and needs.

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Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

Commemorative Berlin Wall Torn Down on Campus

On Monday Nov. 9, 2009, students at George Mason University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down a replica that was built on campus. The wall, complete with graffiti, was built by students as part of Freedom Without Walls – a series of events organized by Mason's faculty and students.

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Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

George Mason University welcomes Dr. Cemil Aydin as the new director of its Center for Global Islamic Studies. Aydin joined Mason’s History and Art History Department in the fall of 2009, holding the Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, bringing with him years of experience in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies.

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Religious Studies Welcomes Islamic Studies Professor

Religious Studies Welcomes Islamic Studies Professor

This fall, the Religious Studies Department welcomes Dr. Juliane Hammer to its distinguished list of professors. Dr. Hammer, who received her PhD in Islamic studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, has a wealth of experience in teaching Islamic studies having taught at Princeton, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Elon University.

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New Course in Arabic Media

New Course in Arabic Media

In fall 2009, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages will offer a new course in Arabic Media, FRLN 330. The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and vocabulary required for understanding the language of newspapers, magazines, television and internet news.

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Iraqi the Focus of Arabic Dialects Class

Iraqi the Focus of Arabic Dialects Class

George Mason University offers ARAB 380, a class that explores the different dialects of the Arabic language. In fall 2009, the class will focus on Iraqi. “Iraqi is the dialect that concerns many Americans these days,” said Sana Hilmi, Arabic program coordinator. She adds that because Iraq is a hot spot, many students go there, and they would like to learn this dialect. It is a dialect that needs to be studied because of the many linguistic changes it represents.

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Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

During the spring 2009 semester, Mason professors Michael Chang and T. Mills Kelly from the Department of History and Art History created a Post-Socialist Film Series that focused on the end of the Cold War and what has come afterwards. The series featured prominent documentary filmmakers showing their films and then answering questions from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

In a series of stations -- 31 posters positioned throughout Dewberry Hall -- students presented the findings of their research and welcomed questions and discussion from faculty and students who attended the first annual college Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 14, 2009.

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College Launches New Global MA

College Launches New Global MA

Fall 2009, students at George Mason University will have the opportunity to earn a master of arts in global affairs. Building on Mason’s commitment to global education, the MA in global affairs gives students an opportunity to further explore globalization and choose from courses from a variety of disciplines.

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2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium

2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The College is pleased to announce the 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium will showcase some of the excellent research and creative activity of CHSS undergraduate majors. The symposium is scheduled for April 14, 2009 from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Dewberry Hall Lobby of the Johnson Center. Additional information and application materials can be found here. If you are a Facebook member, the information is available on the CHSS Facebook Events Page.

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College is Home to Two Truman Scholarship Finalists

College is Home to Two Truman Scholarship Finalists

The finalists for the 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship – a prestigious, competitive program that provides $30,000 for graduate study – were recently named. The selection committee endorsed two Mason candidates with majors in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences who showed impressive academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement.

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