Do you want to make a difference in your community and in the world? At the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, you’ll engage with the leaders and scholars who will help prepare you to solve some of society’s most pressing problems.
Prospective undergraduate students are invited to join the Schar School virtually to get a first-hand look at the topics you’ll explore as a student in one of our bachelor’s degree programs. During this Schar School virtual visit series, held October 13-15, 2020, live events each day will highlight undergraduate opportunities at the Schar School. This is your chance to preview life as a Schar School student at Mason as you engage with faculty, students, and alumni.
Corporate Profit or Public Good? Prison Privatization and the Question of Justice
Thursday, October 15
6:00pm - 7:25pm (EDT)
For 40 years, the privatization movement has influenced government decision making. Governments have privatized services like garbage collection, water utilities and defense. Around the globe we have seen the rise of private prisons, and in the US, private prisons hold an increasing number of prisoners. Can civil rights and liberties be entrusted to the private sector or have we compromised our fundamental values by privatizing our justice system?
Join Schar School professors Dr. Jim Burroughs, Dr. Siona Listokin, Dr. Christopher Berk, and pre-law advisor Philip Mink, JD, during a live panel as they share their thoughts on the topics of corporate profit versus public good and how this impacts the core of America’s justice system.
Each event includes a lively Q&A where you will have the opportunity to engage our faculty, staff, and alums. Current student leaders will also be at each session to answer questions. All events EDT via Zoom. Registration allows you to attend the sessions you like. You are welcome at any or all of the events!
View the full list of events here.
With a BA in Government and International Affairs and the BS in Public Administration, you will be poised to make an impact globally and locally. You can learn more about these and many other events on the Schar School event calendar. Please don't hesitate to contact the Schar School Office of Undergraduate Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!