Past Events

Jun7

Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference

National Science Foundation

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

June 7, 2021 to June 11, 2021

The Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will be providing up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions. Registration will be free of charge and opens on Wednesday, May 5 at 12 p.m. EST.

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May18
Center for Social Science Research Open House

Center for Social Science Research Virtual Open House

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

George Mason University’s Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) is committed to publicly engaged social science research that can promote social justice, inform equitable social policy, and foster university-community collaborations. Housed within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the CSSR builds on a long tradition of social science research for the public good. At its center are thematic research hubs focused on quantitative, qualitative and community-engaged research. Join us on Tuesday, May 18th to learn more about the CSSR, its mission, and its capabilities.

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May14

NSF CAREER Program Webinar

NSF

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, May 14, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 20-525 at webinars on Friday, May 14, and Thursday, May 20, 2021, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern time each day. The NSF-wide CAREER program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

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Apr29

What's Going on in Myanmar: The Coup & The State of International Democracy

Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-going-on-in-myanmar-the-coup-the-state-of-international-democracy-tickets-150079530917

The evening will feature panelists focusing on Myanmar, the events leading up to the recent coup, as well as a brief history of the region and the impacts on the state of democracy in the Southeast Asia region and beyond. The goal - an evening of education, questions, and discussion - is to provide attendees with information not generally discussed in the news and elsewhere to gain insight and a better understanding of the issues involved. This event is sponsored by the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Dialogue & Difference Project.

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Apr23
Social Movements Workshop: An intercampus exchange of advanced social movement scholarship

Social Movements Workshop

An intercampus exchange of advanced social movement scholarship with Melanie Brazzell and Sergio Cabrales

Friday, April 23, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us as we hear about and discuss research carried out by advanced PhD students, faculty, postdocs, and movement based activist scholars. This workshop is a new collaborative exchange between academic institutions with specialties in disciplined social movement research. Presenters: Melanie Brazzell (UC Santa Barbara) and Sergio Cabrales (University of Pittsburgh).

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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?

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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Mar31
"The Social Requisites of Authoritarianization and Illiberalism"

Dr. Gábor Scheiring: "The Social Requisites of Authoritarianization and Illiberalism"

Sociology and Anthropology

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

The world is facing a new wave of authoritarianization and autocratization. The coronavirus pandemic has further accelerated this global democratic backsliding. Though each country has its local history, some of the social foundations of illiberalism are similar worldwide. These divergent and convergent social requisites of illiberalism are the subject of this talk by Dr. Gábor Scheiring, a Marie Curie Fellow at Bocconi University.

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