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  • Michelle Casciato Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation in Public Policy

    • August 22, 2016
    • George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    Punctuated equilibrium theory suggests that public policy is characterized by long periods of incremental change intermittently punctuated with significant policy shifts. Citizens can have substantial influence and impact on public policy in local government due to the close proximity of local elected officials and civil servants. This dissertation seeks to understand the causal mechanisms of policy change in Virginia local governments through the examination of budgetary punctuations.
  • Alfred Sarkissian Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation in Public Policy

    • August 22, 2016
    • George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    There have been major advancements in the plethora of scientific and technological inputs into the drug discovery process in the past 60 years. However, at the same time the R&D productivity (i.e. number of new drugs per billion USD R&D expenditures) has been on the decline. The proposed research tries to ascertain the drivers of innovation in the sector, examines the characteristics of valuable innovations, and scrutinizes broad systemic issues that drive or hinder innovation.
  • Julia Avent Cleary Duckett Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation Proposal in Biodefense

    • August 31, 2016
    • George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    Global health has risen to be a priority foreign policy issue in recent years affecting international security and economic development in unprecedented ways. Scholars have tracked the securitization of health and the subsequent emergence of new, nontraditional actors involved in responding to the world’s health challenges. Actors from public-private partnerships to global institutions, private philanthropies to the G8 all contribute to a complex system of health governance. This study proposes to analyze health governance at the regional level, an important, yet somewhat overlooked node in that system of global governance, by conducting a multi-method case study of the Caribbean Community’s role in health governance in the Caribbean region.
  • Workshops on Research in Political Science (WRiPS) – Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    • September 7, 2016
    • George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    WRiPS (Workshops on Research in Political Science) is an internal speaker series for the Schar School of Policy and Government. The workshops are generally held on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30 pm on the Fairfax campus. Presenters send drafts of working papers or chapters to attendees (both faculty and graduate students) a week before each event. During each workshop, a graduate student discussant provides a brief summary of the presenter’s work and provides feedback, questions, comments, etc. The floor is then opened for discussion by the rest of the attendees.
  • Schar School PhD Research Workshops Series – Wednesday, September 28th

    • September 28, 2016
    • George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    The PhD Research Workshops are open to all Schar School PhD students in any stage of their doctoral programs. These workshops take the format of “mini conferences” in which students have the opportunity to present their ongoing research. Presenters receive constructive feedback from the faculty and engage fellow students in a discussion of potential research topics. Students have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills, develop research ideas, and get to know other students and faculty.
  • Workshops on Research in Political Science (WRiPS) – Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    • October 5, 2016
    • George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    WRiPS (Workshops on Research in Political Science) is an internal speaker series for the Schar School of Policy and Government. The workshops are generally held on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30 pm on the Fairfax campus. Presenters send drafts of working papers or chapters to attendees (both faculty and graduate students) a week before each event. During each workshop, a graduate student discussant provides a brief summary of the presenter’s work and provides feedback, questions, comments, etc. The floor is then opened for discussion by the rest of the attendees.
  • The Schar School Alumni Gala: The Politics of Presidential Transitions

    • October 14, 2016
    • George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    The Schar School Alumni Gala is held annually to recognize the achievements of the Schar School of Policy and Government alumni members. Each year highlights a modern policy issue and features distinguished speakers from across the public, private, and government spheres. This year the gala will feature a panel of political and presidential transition experts from the public and private sector. The gala is a seated dinner event and tickets are sold in advance.
  • Schar School PhD Research Workshops Series – Monday, October 24th

    • October 24, 2016
    • George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    The PhD Research Workshops are open to all Schar School PhD students in any stage of their doctoral programs. These workshops take the format of “mini conferences” in which students have the opportunity to present their ongoing research. Presenters receive constructive feedback from the faculty and engage fellow students in a discussion of potential research topics. Students have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills, develop research ideas, and get to know other students and faculty.
  • International Public Policy Analysis by George M. Guess and Thomas Husted

    • October 27, 2016
    • George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    Following presentation of their new book on the topic of international policy analysis, George Mason University Adjunct Professor Guess and American University Professor Tom Husted will be joined by Bob Ebel formerly of the World Bank and Brian Levy of SAIS and the University of Capetown for a discussion of both the book and the status of research in this growing field.
  • Workshops on Research in Political Science (WRiPS) – Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    • November 2, 2016
    • George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    WRiPS (Workshops on Research in Political Science) is an internal speaker series for the Schar School of Policy and Government. The workshops are generally held on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30 pm on the Fairfax campus. Presenters send drafts of working papers or chapters to attendees (both faculty and graduate students) a week before each event. During each workshop, a graduate student discussant provides a brief summary of the presenter’s work and provides feedback, questions, comments, etc. The floor is then opened for discussion by the rest of the attendees.
  • Schar School PhD Research Workshops Series – Thursday, November 17th

    • November 17, 2016
    • George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    The PhD Research Workshops are open to all Schar School PhD students in any stage of their doctoral programs. These workshops take the format of “mini conferences” in which students have the opportunity to present their ongoing research. Presenters receive constructive feedback from the faculty and engage fellow students in a discussion of potential research topics. Students have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills, develop research ideas, and get to know other students and faculty.
  • Workshops on Research in Political Science (WRiPS) – Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    • December 7, 2016
    • George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
    • Open to: Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Public
    WRiPS (Workshops on Research in Political Science) is an internal speaker series for the Schar School of Policy and Government. The workshops are generally held on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30 pm on the Fairfax campus. Presenters send drafts of working papers or chapters to attendees (both faculty and graduate students) a week before each event. During each workshop, a graduate student discussant provides a brief summary of the presenter’s work and provides feedback, questions, comments, etc. The floor is then opened for discussion by the rest of the attendees.
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