Past Events

Sep22
A conversation with Tom Lovejoy & Ed Maibach

Mason Science: Fall 2021 Research Discussions

"Sustaining the Planet for our Children and Grandchildren."

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Off-Campus Location, Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax 22030

Lovejoy and Maibach will share their views on what must happen, worldwide, to prevent catastrophic declines in earth’s life-sustaining capacity—so that our progeny share the blessings that were bestowed on us and our parents—and they will speak about activities currently underway at Mason that are helping to usher in the necessary solutions.

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Sep8
Alternative Break Information Session - Free Food

Alternative Break Information Session - Free Food

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:30 PM
Johnson Center, A

Join us to learn more about the Alternative Break Program, happening this year March 12-19th and May 22-31st through Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL). Participant applications will be due November 1st for Spring and December 15th for Summer. We hope you will consider joining us for what we hope will be powerful and impactful experiences.  FREE DONUTS!

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Aug31
The Fall of Afghanistan

The Fall of Afghanistan

Online panel to discuss the end of America's longest war.

History and Art History

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Online Location, https://gmu.zoom.us/j/99626272064?pwd=NU5TSDY3ZHpnT1lqbWFCczJSdnIyQT09

Mason History faculty and a guest panelist who spent 2.5 years in Afghanistan will discuss the history and historical implications of the fall of Afghanistan. This online (Zoom) event is free and open to the public.

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Apr21
The Next System and the Academy

The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?

Center for Social Science Research

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Online

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of systemic crisis, decay, rebuilding, and transition? Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a more democratic, sustainable, and fair political and economic system. Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Knowlton (UE General President, retired), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network). This is an Earth Week Event sponsored by the Center for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Democratizing NOVA project at George Mason University, with support from many partners.

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