George Mason University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology takes on some of the most pressing social, behavioral, and political issues facing contemporary society.
With a strong commitment to research, the department’s world-renowned faculty guides students through an exploration of the human condition, globalization, the concept of culture, and current issues that affect us all. The faculty engage with a range of public concerns and issues of global and national importance.
What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?
What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of systemic crisis, decay, rebuilding, and transition? Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a more democratic, sustainable, and fair political and economic system. Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Knowlton (UE General President, retired), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network). This is an Earth Week Event sponsored by the Center for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Democratizing NOVA project at George Mason University, with support from many partners.Details »