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In The Hill,  James Witte writes op-ed, "Why bootleggers and Baptists are resisting change on the southern border"

In The Hill, James Witte writes op-ed, "Why bootleggers and Baptists are resisting change on the southern border"

Forty years ago, economist Bruce Yandle — who is affiliated with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center— used regulatory economics and U.S. alcohol regulation to illustrate why seemingly polar opposites join forces and benefit from the status quo, only in very different ways. This provides a framework for understanding why Washington fails to get anything done to understand the situation on the southern border and immigration policy more broadly.

NSF rankings show Mason ahead of research funding goals

NSF rankings show Mason ahead of research funding goals

George Mason University’s $230 million in research funding in fiscal year 2022 was a 7% increase from 2021, putting the university three years ahead of its goal of $225 million by 2025. Mason's research funding in the social sciences was 10th among all universities and seventh among public universities.

Join the IIR Team as a 2024-2025 GRA!

Join the IIR Team as a 2024-2025 GRA!

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is accepting applications for a 2024-2025 Graduate Research Assistant position. Current George Mason graduate students can apply on Handshake for Job #8602728 by 2/19/24.

IIR Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Justin Lowry

IIR Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Justin Lowry

Dr. Justin P. Lowry is Associate Professor of Archaeology at SUNY Plattsburgh. After completing his PhD in Anthropology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in 2013 and before starting a tenure-track position at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2017, Dr. Lowry spent time at George Mason University teaching in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and working as a Research Fellow and later as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR).

Save the date! The Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is April 5

Save the date! The Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is April 5

Co-hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate Division, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference highlights the research of Mason’s graduate students across disciplines. The deadline to submit proposals is February 11 at 11:55 p.m.

Summer 2024 Graduate Research Fellowships

Summer 2024 Graduate Research Fellowships

Mason’s Graduate Division and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth invite applications from outstanding Mason graduate students for the 2024 Sustainability Summer Fellowships for Graduate Research Partnerships program. This opportunity is designed to connect students with organizations making a positive impact on our world.

Sponsor Updates

Sponsor Updates

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a reminder of eRA Commons ID Requirement for All Personnel on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile Form beginning in January. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has posted recordings of the NSF Fall 2023 Virtual Conference from December. Access the NSF Resource Center to view relevant recordings for the most recent, as well as previous conferences.