Carter School News

Carter School News

  • June 12, 2023
    A lengthy and comprehensive reconstruction effort will be needed to raise Ukraine from the rubble and provide a peaceful living environment for its displaced people. Before postwar reconstruction planning can start in earnest, however, international donors and Kyiv should have a clear understanding of the challenges that may be expected.
  • May 17, 2023
    Hannah Adamson knew after an 8th-grade trip to Washington, D.C., that the capital region was the place for her. She is graduating this May with a bachelor of arts in conflict analysis and resolution.
  • May 11, 2023
    Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, assistant professor of conflict analysis and resolution at Mason Korea, has been awarded a Fulbright award to conduct research in Serbia.
  • March 15, 2023
    Dr. Roland B. Wilson, Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, and faculty advisor at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Mason’s Korea campus, has been appointed as an Advisor on the Board of Directors at the  US-Korea Alliance Foundation headquartered in the state of Virginia.  
  • March 13, 2023
    On February 24, the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution hosted “One Year After: Ukraine War Analysis and Prospects,” an all-day virtual event to discuss the effects of the war and potential post-war contexts. The event featured Romantsova Oleksandra, executive director of the Center for Civil Liberties, the first Ukrainian organization to win a Noble Peace Prize. The recognition, which the human rights organization received in 2022, was due in part to their work documenting war crimes against civilians in occupied areas of Ukraine.
  • March 8, 2023
    Co-author of "Stay Woke," Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, breaks down how "woke" began and how it is being used in the run-up to 2024 elections.
  • March 1, 2023
    Nearly two dozen George Mason University faculty members, from seven Mason schools and colleges, provided their expertise to the 120 Initiative, an all-hands-on-deck effort from the 18 institutions in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area to find solutions to reduce gun violence.
  • February 20, 2023
    It’s been a year since George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution touched base in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their goal? Accompany locals in creating their own sustainable peace—something the country has not experienced in more than 30 years. Carter School Dean Alpaslan Özerdem, and Charles Davidson, PhD ’19, Carter School research faculty and alumnus, visited the Congo in October 2022 to check in on the “Peacemaking + Initiative,” funded by Milt Lauenstein, and assess the direction for its next phase.
  • 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.