Past Events


Dr. Gábor Scheiring: "The Social Requisites of Authoritarianization and Illiberalism"

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
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The world is facing a new wave of authoritarianization and autocratization. The coronavirus pandemic has further accelerated this global democratic backsliding. Though each country has its local history, some of the social foundations of illiberalism are similar worldwide. These divergent and convergent social requisites of illiberalism are the subject of this talk by Dr. Gábor Scheiring, a Marie Curie Fellow at Bocconi University.

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Social Movements Workshop

An intercampus exchange of advanced social movement scholarship with Heather Hax and Abdallah Hendawy

Center for Social Science Research

Friday, March 12, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Join us as we hear about and discuss research carried out by advanced PhD students, faculty, postdocs, and movement based activist scholars. This workshop is a new collaborative exchange between academic institutions with specialties in disciplined social movement research. Presenters: Heather Hax (York) & Dr. Abdallah Hendawy (Mason)

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Myanmar Military Coup: The Way Forward

Center for Social Science Research

Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) cordially invites you to a discussion on Myanmar Military Coup: The Way Forward on Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am- 9:30 am (EST)/ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (IST).

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Fiction on the Fly

A creative event for alumni and friends of all ages!

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 PM
Zoom Event

Join CHSS alumni and explore the world of creative writing with assistant professor of English, and Mason alum Art Taylor, as he hosts an interactive and fun session for all ages. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing alumnus Matthew Norman and current third-year student Kyra Kondis. The audience will help select a sentence that will launch a story and a sentence that concludes it. Then these guest wordsmiths will be challenged to forge fiction on the fly. Audience members can also try their hand at the challenge. We'll hear some of your storytelling attempts, then listen to what our guest authors created. Non-writers are especially welcome. This event is part of the MFA in Creative Writing's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Mason Homecoming 2021.

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