Carter School News

Carter School News

  • April 5, 2021
    Growing up in the slums of Cameroon, Joseph Sany said he witnessed urban violence and police oppression regularly. He heard about genocide in Rwanda, and he saw more violence firsthand when he worked with NGOs and visited countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone during civil war.
  • April 2, 2021
    A few days after Khalid Noor was born in Takhar, Afghanistan, the Taliban seized the province, and his family had to escape to another region on foot. “We were constantly moving from city to another city,” he said. “When one district was taken or collapsed, we had to move to another.” It wasn’t an ideal life, but Noor is motivated to change that for future generations—and he’s negotiating with the Taliban to do so.
  • March 18, 2021
    George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution will host its Spring 2021 Peace Week virtually March 22-26, focusing on how to foster anti-racism approaches in the field of conflict resolution in the United States and around the world.
  • March 8, 2021
    The eastern region of Ukraine has been an intense battleground since 2014, when Russia controversially annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and invaded the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. Though a ceasefire was called, it has been violated daily. More than 10,000 people have died and roughly 1.6 million are registered as internally displaced people (IDP). But a step toward hope and peace may be on the horizon, thanks to George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and their new project funded by a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
  • January 28, 2021
    A new tradition at the Carter School brings scholars, researcher, practitioners, students, and the public together to discuss new directions in the search for peace and justice.
  • December 17, 2020
    For the Carter School's graduating bachelor's students, CONF 490 offers the chance to conduct capstone research and present at the semesterly Undergraduate Research Symposium. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this fall's symposium went entirely virtual for the first time.
  • December 11, 2020
    Of the more than 4,000 lynchings of Black Americans that took place in the United States between 1865 and 1950, at least 43 cases occurred in Maryland.
  • December 6, 2020
    Launched in February 2020, the Better Evidence Project aims to unveil better evidence for what works in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
  • November 18, 2020
    Launched in February 2020, the Better Evidence Project aims to unveil better evidence for what works in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
  • November 10, 2020
    The Political Leadership Academy will be one of the Carter School’s primary means of outreach to policy-making circles and a direct contribution toward bi-partisan decision making in our country
  • October 19, 2020
    The Peacebuilding concentration will give M.S. students the practical and professional skills they need to start their careers as peacebuilding practitioners.
  • October 14, 2020
    In a letter to Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, Carter School master’s student Ashlee Cox addresses how Black women have been systematically dehumanized in the United States.