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"The loss of trust in public institutions calls for a new generation of leaders who can restore Americans’ confidence in democratic norms and in one another. Schar School students are uniquely qualified for this mission: in my experience, they are humble, compassionate, hard-working, and ready to take advantage of opportunities that come their way. A Schar School education prepares these students to effectively manage resources, devise and evaluate complex policies, and recognize emerging threats."

Mark J. Rozell, Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government

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USA Today: Social Media Misinforms Mexican Immigrants About Crossing U.S. Border

“It's not an adventure; it's a very difficult journey.”—Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

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Politico: Pearlstein Examines Three Causes of Congressional Dysfunction

Pearlstein blames Congressional gridlock on “political fantasies.”

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Schar School’s Jack A. Goldstone Honored with Third Career Achievement Award and Ninth for Best Article

Goldstone’s research has recently been honored with the Distinguished Career in Political Sociology Award, the Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Career Award, and the Myron Weiner Award for his contributions to the field of political demography from the International Studies Association.

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Located at the Center of the Policy World

Located where policy happens—just six miles from the U.S. Capitol Building—the Schar School’s campuses are located in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. Students are connected to jobs, internships, networking, and experiences that can only be found in the Washington, D.C., area.