Schar School of Policy and Government

  • March 9, 2023

    "Just so you know," Catherine Read said casually during a recent conversation, “I’ve got more ideas than a dog has fleas.”

  • July 18, 2022

    As town manager, Mason alum India Adams-Jacobs oversees the day-to-day operations of Colonial Beach, Virginia.

  • May 20, 2022

    Louise Shelley, a University Professor and director of Mason’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, explains the connections between Russia’s war in Ukraine and corruption and organized crime, and how criminals and terrorists take advantage of the globalized world in which we live.

  • May 16, 2022

    Olga Diupina, who finished her bachelor's degree in three years, completed several research projects on the accessibility of higher education, finding inspiration in English-language learners’ transition from high school to college.

  • March 17, 2022

    More than 1,300 people from across the United States and overseas tuned in to “The Directors' View: Russia & Ukraine,” a virtual program hosted by Mason's Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and National Security.

  • March 15, 2022

    Larry Pfeiffer, director of Mason’s Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security explains Vladimir Putin’s real agenda in Ukraine and why China is taking notes. He also asks Americans to guard against autocracy at home because, as he said, it doesn’t take much for a country's values to be subverted and freedoms suppressed.

  • February 25, 2022

    Schar School of Policy and Government professor J.P. Singh leads a team of researchers from across George Mason University campuses that has been awarded a three-year, $1.39 million grant to study the economic and cultural determinants for global artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructures—and describe their implications for national and international security.

  • January 26, 2022

    For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Cold War with the United States never ended, said Richard Kauzlarich, a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University.

  • October 6, 2021

    With thousands of people and countless opportunities, there’s a lot to take in at Virginia’s largest public research university. To help George Mason University students find community and boost their on-campus experience, Housing and Residence Life created Learning Communities (LC), where students with common interests live and learn together during the academic year.

    Democracy Lab is one of the newest LCs. More than 60 freshmen from the Schar School of Policy and Government are enrolled for its inaugural year.

  • September 9, 2021

    To mark the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, we reached out to our colleagues at the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security and the Schar School of Policy and Government for their remembrances. Many of them have worked in the intelligence and policy communities and each has a unique perspective on a day that changed our world.