Carter School News

Carter School News

  • November 28, 2022
    The Political Leadership Academy (PLA) at the Carter School hosted recently re-elected Congressman Don Beyer on November 19.
  • November 10, 2022
    On the morning of Wednesday, October 26th, George Mason University professor Suzanne C. de Janasz conducted her first-ever negotiations workshop for female high school students at McLean High School in Northern Virginia. An enthusiastic audience of about 100 young women came to hear de Janasz explain why negotiation is important for women of all ages and walks of life, and how to build negotiating skills for the future. De Janasz, an organizational researcher who holds a joint appointment in the School of Business and the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, says there is a pervasive cultural bias against women who ask for what they deserve. The negative labelling begins in childhood, with terms such as “bossy” being applied to more assertive girls.
  • October 21, 2022
    Graduate students at Mason Square (formerly Arlington Campus) recently attended Movers and Shakers, a professional networking event with Arlington’s business, government, and community leaders.
  • October 5, 2022
    For one of the more than 35 events of Peace Week Fall 2022, the Carter School partnered with Mason Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs on a joint initiative with PeacePlayers International, an organization that works with youth from divided communities around the globe, using basketball as a vehicle to unite, educate, inspire, change perceptions, create opportunities for peacebuilding, and develop leaders.
  • August 22, 2022
    In partnership with the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Community Solutions Program, the Carter School is proud to welcome five community leaders from Bangladesh, Guatemala, Palestine, and Slovakia. Together, these fellows will participate in a four-month practicum with the Carter School.
  • July 25, 2022
    Alpaslan Özerdem, dean of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution explains the keys to effective peacebuilding, whether it concerns the war in Ukraine, gun violence or local issues. And don’t miss the discussions about how an alien invasion could help mend the rift between Russia and the West.
  • July 25, 2022
    In  partnership with the GMU Afghan Scholars Program, the Carter School welcomes Dr. Mansoor Ehsan.  A political analyst and researcher, Dr. Ehsan joins the Carter School as Scholar in Residence for a year beginning summer 2022.
  • June 28, 2022
    George Mason University Carter School professor Richard Rubenstein attended a workshop conference at the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences at the Vatican on June 6-7 to discuss peacemaking in Ukraine and other global conflict sites. The conference was organized by the U.N. Development Solutions Network headed by Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs.
  • June 15, 2022
    We at the Carter School were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague, Joseph V. Montville. Joe died peacefully surrounded by family, a well-deserved blessing.
  • June 15, 2022
    Rep. Cori Bush, Missouri's first Black congresswoman, is teaching at Mason this summer. A pastor, teacher, nurse, and a Black Lives Matter activist in Ferguson, Mo., Bush talks about her most her unusual, and activist, path to Congress. “There is always someone to help, something to give,” she says. And she doesn’t flinch discussing controversial issue around race and policing.
  • May 20, 2022
    This summer, Congresswoman Cori Bush will be co-teaching a graduate-level course entitled, “The Public Pedagogy of Truth and Reparations.”
  • May 9, 2022
    Despite being more than 5,000 miles away from the war in Ukraine, students at George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution are actively assessing the conflict dynamics, with hopes that their research could improve the situation.