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Turning the Lens

Turning the Lens

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the American Sociological Association and Mason’s Center for Social Science Research are in their second year of a project to assess the patterns of who actually gets published in a premier academic journal, the American Sociological Review, and what the enigmatic process really looks like from start to finish.

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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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Call for Papers: “Managing Megacities” at the University of Karachi

Call for Papers: “Managing Megacities” at the University of Karachi

Over the last two years, the School of Public Policy and the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University have collaborated with the Department of Public Administration at the University of Karachi in social science research capacity building, through the University Partnership Program funded by the U.S. Department of State. The focal point of this partnership has been studying Karachi, with a special emphasis on the use of social science data for planning, programming and evaluation purposes. As the initial phase of this partnership is drawing to a close, an international conference is being organized on “Managing Megacities” at the University of Karachi on May 24-26, 2016. The purpose of the conference is to highlight insights gained through the partnership, with an eye to improving the management, and ultimately the quality of life in Karachi, drawing on the experiences of other megacities in developing countries.

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A Partnership Between The University of Karachi and George Mason University

A Partnership Between The University of Karachi and George Mason University

On June 4, 2015, James Witte, Director of the Center for Social Science Research, was in Islamabad, Pakistan attending the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan Education, Science & Technology Working Group as a member of a delegation led by U.S. State Department Under-Secretary of Public Affairs & Public Diplomacy, Richard Stengel. Witte was invited for his participation in the State Department funded university partnership between George Mason University and the University of Karachi.

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