Schar School Research Showcase

Van Metre Hall in Arlington
DATE: Thursday, October 28 at 6-7:00 p.m. ET (Virtual Event)

Are you interested in contributing to hands-on research as a Schar School student? Join us via Zoom for the Schar School Research Showcase to learn about many of our research centers and the exciting opportunities for students to get involved. You'll hear short presentations from directors and staff members of the following centers:

  • Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence – Faye S. Taxman
  • Center for Business Civic Engagement – David Rehr
  • Center for Energy Science and Policy – Richard Kauzlarich, Paul Bubbosh, and Sarah Wright
  • Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise – Alan Abramson
  • Gender and Policy Center – Bonnie Stabile
  • Terrorism Transnational Crime and Corruption Center – Louise Shelley

After the presentations, Schar School admissions staff will be available to answer any questions about Schar School graduate programs and admissions requirements.

About the Centers

  • The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) conducts public policy research to improve outcomes from the justice and health systems while advancing scientific knowledge about effective interventions, successful implementation and high performing organizations. Center faculty and students design and conduct original research that addresses key policy questions, and improves methodologies for conducting studies in justice and health settings and translating evidence into practice. ACE! is an active, engaged research center serving Virginia, the nation, and the world.
  • The Center for Business Civic Engagement, directed by professor David Rehr, conducts research on a wide range of topics revolving on how public institutions can utilize private sector tools to be more effective and efficient in their missions. The focus of the center revolves around government financial transparency, government accountability, civic engagement, and best practices in business advocacy so government can make informed decisions on public policy.
  • The Center for Energy Science and Policy, a joint initiative of the College of Business and Schar School of Policy and Government, provides objective analysis of key issues in the energy field that is grounded in original research. It serves as a center of gravity for the many researchers at George Mason whose work engages them with these issues and connects them with decision-makers in the economy, society, and government.
  • The Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise is dedicated to deepening the understanding and improving the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and social enterprises through research, public education, training, and other activities that engage those who care about these important institutions and activities.
  • The Gender and Policy Center addresses a compelling area of interest in the fields of public policy and politics, and offers the opportunity for the Schar School to develop and promote its expertise in a field where scholarship, like its subject, is underrepresented and sorely needed.
  • The Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) is the first center in the United States devoted to understanding the links among terrorism, transnational crime and corruption. The center teaches, researches, and formulates policy on these critical issues.