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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

CHSS Congratulates 2020 Graduates!

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrates its graduates in the Class of 2020 with a message from Dean Ann Ardis, a musical tribute from the Green Machine, and more.

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Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2019

Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2019

What is life like along the southern border in today's political climate? Professor Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera went to the border to find out. Hear the border expert discuss her travels along the border on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.

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Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan

Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan

The Immigrant Stories Project includes information about immigrants from Pakistan living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. In addition to a fact sheet and analysis, there is also a new inspirational interview with a Pakistani immigrant.

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southside group -- May 2 -- 6. Public Palaces

southside group -- May 2 -- 6. Public Palaces

The southside group is a (roughly) biweekly lunch group composed of George Mason faculty and students. We are open to anyone interested in participating in an eclectic and serious discussion of contemporary problems under the broad rubric of political economy.

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southside group -- April 4 -- 4. More “study”

southside group -- April 4 -- 4. More “study”

The southside group is a (roughly) biweekly lunch group composed of George Mason faculty and students. We are open to anyone interested in participating in an eclectic and serious discussion of contemporary problems under the broad rubric of political economy.

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Climate Policy with Andrew Light

Climate Policy with Andrew Light

The southside group is a biweekly lunch group composed of George Mason faculty and students. We are open to anyone interested in participating in an eclectic and serious discussion of contemporary problems under the broad rubric of political economy.

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Tyler Cowen and Steve Pearlstein

Tyler Cowen and Steve Pearlstein

Tyler Cowen, author of Stubborn Attachments, and Steven Pearlstein, author of Can American Capitalism Survive? discuss capitalism, morality, and economic growth.

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American Capitalism with Steve Pearlstein

American Capitalism with Steve Pearlstein

The southside group is a biweekly lunch group composed of George Mason faculty and students. We are open to anyone interested in participating in an eclectic and serious discussion of contemporary problems under the broad rubric of political economy.

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Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgement, and Mourning in Syria

Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgement, and Mourning in Syria

If the Arab uprisings initially seemed to herald the end of tyrannies and a move toward liberal democratic governments, their defeat not only marks a reversal but is of a piece with new forms of authoritarianism worldwide. Scholars have begun wondering, with some urgency, why citizens themselves seem so often to be attracted to autocracy.

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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

The mood in EagleBank Arena was lively on May 18 and 19, as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its degree celebration ceremonies. Congratulations again to all of our graduates! We are pleased to welcome you to an impressive community of alumni, made only stronger by the class of 2017.

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The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the May 2017 degree celebrations will be led by two outstanding alumni: chief historian for the White House Historical Association, Edward Lengel, and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin, a former acting chief of police for the Fairfax County Police Department and the current supervisor of safety and security for Loudoun County Public Schools.

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Political Economy of Development

Political Economy of Development

PPE will be conducting a *two part workshop series on the Political Economy of Development.* Part one treats the economic dimensions of authoritarian rule. Part two treats the political economy of oil.

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Fall for the Book: a Fairfax Tradition

Fall for the Book: a Fairfax Tradition

Fall for the Book brings writers, readers, and scholars together like no other event in the region. In its eighteenth year, Fall for the Book is a weeklong literary festival with events taking place on Mason's Fairfax campus and at other venues across the region between September 25 and September 30.

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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act, brought on by overfishing.

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PPE Workshop

PPE Workshop

Prof. Peter Boettke announces the Fall 2015 schedule for the Workshop in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

The OZY site’s profile of Alex Tabarrok, faculty member in the Department of Economics and director, Center for the Study of Public Choice, terms him “a philosopher king of modern libertarian zeitgeist” and describes his ability for bringing the message of libertarianism to a wider audience.

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Experimental Findings "On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children" by GMU's Daniel Houser and others

Experimental Findings "On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children" by GMU's Daniel Houser and others

Dishonesty is a pervasive and costly phenomenon. This column reports the results of a lab experiment in which parents had an opportunity to behave dishonestly. Parents cheated the most when the prize was for their child and their child was not present. Parents cheated little when their child was present, but were more likely to cheat in front of sons than in front of daughters. The latter finding may help to explain why women attach greater importance to moral norms and are more honest.

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PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

This PPE Career Seminar will discuss how to use your training in the PPE disciplines – Philosophy, Politics, and Economics – working for the U.S. Department of State. Guest speaker: Kimberly Everett, former PPE student and a member of the Foreign Service.

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Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

The workshop will focus on the role played by values — epistemic or otherwise — in scientific inquiry, and its implications for the manner in which science is used to inform policy and for the way in which science is funded and organized.

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PPE Information Session

PPE Information Session

Interested in going to grad school in any of the PPE disciplines? This information session will tell you how to get your ducks in a row before it's too late. The session will be led by Dr. Erik Angner (Philosophy, Economics) and Dr. Char Miller (Public and International Affairs) and is open to all Mason students.

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Inaugural PPE Lecture

Inaugural PPE Lecture

In this inaugural PPE lecture, world-famous happiness economist Dr. Justin Wolfers will speak about the relationship between income and happiness under the title "Growth in Subjective Well-Being and Income over Time."

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James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

This January, George Mason University lost one of the most esteemed figures in its history. James M. Buchanan, LLD (Hon.) ’87, distinguished professor emeritus of economics and advisory general director of the Center for Study of Public Choice, died at age 93 after a brief illness.

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Angner Studies Impact of Illness on Happiness

Angner Studies Impact of Illness on Happiness

Erik Angner, associate professor of philosophy, economics, and public policy, is the lead author on a new study that looks at the degree to which disease is linked to measures of happiness. The study, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, has some surprising results.

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Cowen's New Book Brings Feedback to the Table

Cowen's New Book Brings Feedback to the Table

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen put his two passions - economics and food - together in his recent book, "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies." His work drew an abundance of media feedback, some of which is collected here.

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