Global Affairs at George Mason University

Global Affairs at George Mason University At Mason, the programs in global affairs will transform you into a global citizen with a skill set that will position you for success in a rapidly globalizing world.
Located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Mason offers you access to the cultural, political, academic, and employment resources of America’s most global city. Through our Center for Global Education you can study abroad for a few weeks, a semester, or an entire year. The resources of the Center for Global Studies will help you gain practical experience on a wide range of topics, including business, economy, health, environment, culture, peace, conflict and more. Mason offers both graduate programs and undergraduate programs in global affairs. About the Program: Students interested in the study of global affairs at Mason have the opportunity to participate in two of the few truly interdisciplinary global studies degrees in the United States. The Global Affairs Program at Mason draw upon faculty and courses across the university to provide students with comprehensive yet specialized degrees. Global affairs students examine transnational and international processes in a wide range of areas. Students also study specific regions, languages, and investigate the ways particular parts of the world experience global phenomena. Graduate Program: The program offers a MA in global affairs. Students in this degree program develop a wide range of global competencies as well as specialized knowledge in a particular thematic concentration—everything from global health, to global media, to global economic development, to global history and culture. Graduates of the master's program are prepared for work in a variety of global contexts, including employment by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses with a global presence, and various international organizations. Undergraduate Program: The program offers a major and a minor in global affairs. Students pursuing either program of study take a core of courses that introduce them to the interdisciplinary study of global issues. In addition, majors chose from a range of possible concentrations that focus on either the study of a global theme or a specific world region. The major in global affairs is one of the truly interdisciplinary global studies bachelor's degrees in the United States. It draws on faculty and courses from across the university who have an expertise in global affairs.

Hello!! Please join me, current GLOA students, and GLOA alumni to raise money for GLOA scholarships. It is very easy, I ...
02/03/2020

Hello!! Please join me, current GLOA students, and GLOA alumni to raise money for GLOA scholarships. It is very easy, I promise! On Feb 20th, 2020 - United Nations World Justice Day - a team of us will gather at the Mason’s Fairfax call center from 6-8pm to ask Global Affairs alumni to give back to the program. A lead donor has generously contributed $2.5K toward the initiative, so we hope to at least match that amount in one night of giving if not eclipse it!
Please be on our team 😁You would be committing to the following 3.5 hours of community service:

Training: Thursday, February 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Call night: Thursday, February 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

We need YOU to make this possible and I would love to see you. It is a short time commitment, it will be fun, and we will celebrate nearby with food and drink afterward.

If you are open to joining us, and interested in partaking in a 90-minute training and the call night for this GLOA event, please respond to me ([email protected]) or [email protected] (Kevin Stoy) confirming your interest by Thursday, February 6, and sharing your best contact information.

12/01/2019

We are taking some pictures of students in a classroom setting for College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotional materials (brochures and websites) and we need participants to be the students!

Would you be available to participate? We would love for you to be able to.

The photo shoot is Thursday, December 5 from 1:00p-3:00p in Research Hall 301. You do not need to stay the whole time.

You just need to look like a “regular student.” However you would regularly come to class. Consider bringing or wearing a Mason t-shirt as an option, but something else over it as well.

We will serve lunch.

RSVP to [email protected] so we know we have enough people. You can bring friends. Just tell us in the RSVP how many can come and what time you can come for. We will shoot photos with different groups of students at different times.

Stop by today at 4pm in our GLOA office to grab a sandwich and meet faculty and staff! Location: Buchanan Hall 215
09/04/2019

Stop by today at 4pm in our GLOA office to grab a sandwich and meet faculty and staff! Location: Buchanan Hall 215

Spring 2019 Graduation Reception
07/18/2019

Spring 2019 Graduation Reception

05/01/2019

Hello Global Affairs community! I am working with Mason colleagues gathering on an art/installation project for the new CHSS building on the Fairfax campus. This involves gathering translations of "Freedom and learning" in all of the languages spoken at Mason. We still need the following languages (in their proper script) : Albanian, Berber, Dinka, Eleme, Estonian, Ewe, Greek, Hausa, Icelandic, Indonesian, Ishan, Kirundi, Kissi, Krio, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Nepali, Norwegian, Sinhala, Somali, Telegu, Temne, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Twi, Uzbek, Vietnamese. Can you help? Post or send a translation! Make sure your language is represented!

04/15/2019

We are looking for GLOA majors in Fairfax to participate in a Skype question and answer session with GMUK (Korea campus) students. They want to learn what it is like to be a GLOA major here in Fairfax.

Can you join us? Please let me know! We will have pizza.

Where: Global Affairs office: Buchanan Hall Room 215
When: April 17, 11pm (yes it is quite late! But it will be short.)

Email me ([email protected]) if you can come. Bring a friend! It is so important for students at the GMUK campus to hear about the student experience here in Fairfax.

02/11/2019
Use Handshake (do you have an account yet?) to apply for this great opportunity!!
02/11/2019

Use Handshake (do you have an account yet?) to apply for this great opportunity!!

02/01/2019
01/28/2019
01/23/2019
Fall 2018 Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies graduation reception
12/18/2018

Fall 2018 Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies graduation reception

Fall 2018 Global Affairs and Middle East & Islamic Studies graduation reception

Come out today for a talk with Dr. Senay Ozden, "Memory, Migration and Resistance: Narratives of Syrian Refugee Women in...
12/06/2018

Come out today for a talk with Dr. Senay Ozden, "Memory, Migration and Resistance: Narratives of Syrian Refugee Women in Turkey and Syria"

Thursday, December 6, 12noon
Johnson Center Bistro
Pizza will be served.

Come out to a great event tomorrow Wednesday, December 5, 3pm: East Buidling room 134. "Unpacking Sectarianism in Contem...
12/04/2018

Come out to a great event tomorrow Wednesday, December 5, 3pm: East Buidling room 134. "Unpacking Sectarianism in Contemporary Lebanon: A Critical Ethnographic Study"

Photos from Global Affairs at George Mason University's post
10/17/2018

Photos from Global Affairs at George Mason University's post

Interested in studying, interning or just traveling abroad? Well stop by JC Room D today Monday, October 15th at 4:30PM ...
10/15/2018

Interested in studying, interning or just traveling abroad? Well stop by JC Room D today Monday, October 15th at 4:30PM to hear about the experiences of being abroad while black, as well as what resources are available in order to make traveling a bit more accessible! Snacks will be provided!

CHSS alumni mentoring lunch of the fall next Wednesday, September 26th, from 12:00-2:00pm in George’s in the Johnson Cen...
09/19/2018
CHSS Alumni Mentor Lunch I | Handshake

CHSS alumni mentoring lunch of the fall next Wednesday, September 26th, from 12:00-2:00pm in George’s in the Johnson Center. I’d like to encourage you all to spread the word about this opportunity to your students. As always, we will have alumni in attendance from a range of degrees in CHSS that are excited to speak with students about their career path and experiences during and after their time at Mason. Please find our link below for students to sign up for the event.

Registration link for students: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/196545/share_preview

Explore your intended career path and make connections as you prepare your post-graduation plans. This is a unique opportunity to learn from local Mason Alumni who are willing to help in your transition from college to career. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served...

Come out to learn on how you can Enhance your GLOA degree! Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 Time: 4-5pm Location: JC Room...
09/14/2018

Come out to learn on how you can Enhance your GLOA degree!

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Time: 4-5pm
Location: JC Room D
Refreshments served

Scholarship opportunity if you have an unpaid internship.
09/13/2018
George Mason University Career Services

Scholarship opportunity if you have an unpaid internship.

🚨Deadline Reminder!🚨 Applications for the Unpaid Internship Scholarship are due Monday, Sept 17! All applications are received through Handshake (Position #1830600). Apply today!

Note: the original deadline of 9/15 has been extended, due to potential power/internet outages caused by flooding or intense rains from Hurricane Florence.
https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1830600/share_preview

Part Time Job Fair Tomorrow (Wednesday).https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/5502/student_preview 82 employers rep...
08/28/2018
Handshake

Part Time Job Fair Tomorrow (Wednesday).
https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/5502/student_preview
82 employers representatives, including several employers where students can get valuable industry experience to build their resume and get a foot in the door.
Be prepared! remember to:
1. Research participating employers
2. Review and update your resume
3. Dress professionally
4. Practice your personal pitch

Welcome back! Remember there are new course registration deadlines for all students.
08/27/2018

Welcome back! Remember there are new course registration deadlines for all students.

The Regional Recruiter for the CIA will be on campus on Monday, August 27th to host office hours.  Students are welcome ...
08/20/2018
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The Regional Recruiter for the CIA will be on campus on Monday, August 27th to host office hours. Students are welcome to sign up for a 20 minute time slot with her via Handshake at

https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1855615.

Openings are available on a first come, first served basis. Anyone who signs up is encouraged to bring specific questions regarding the agency and potential employment so as to maximize the use of their time. Additionally, students ranging from freshmen to graduate students are eligible to participate.

For any questions, please email Matt Myers at [email protected]

08/09/2018

Need to complete your Synthesis/Capstone requirement? We have seats available for GLOA 400-002: Global Crises.

Professor: Kathalene A Razzano
Thursday
7:20-10 PM
Location: Krug Hall 19
CRN : 82221

This course takes on the challenge of exploring the multiple facets of global crises and the solutions taken to address them. We will explore 4 topic areas in 3 week blocks. Topics might include water scarcity/clean water, fast fashion, Syrian refugees and e-waste. We will explore the political-economic and legal frameworks which define these topics by asking a series of questions.

What are the key issues/problems?
Who are the key players?
What are the proposed solutions?
Who benefits from these solutions?
Who doesn't benefit?
What could be done otherwise? Do we see any spaces for intervention?

Each key topic area will have direct contact with one outside player. This may mean a visit to meet with congressional staff to talk about issues. Or might include a Skype session with Refugee Radio staff. The final projects will be podcasts that answer the above questions.

Congrats to all of our graduates!
06/18/2018

Congrats to all of our graduates!

Congrats to all of our graduates!

Days away from the Global Affairs Graduation Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 17th, 5:30pm: Hub Ballroom!
05/15/2018

Days away from the Global Affairs Graduation Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 17th, 5:30pm: Hub Ballroom!

Are you thinking about doing a research project? Then you should think about getting some $$$$ from the Students as Scho...
04/24/2018
URSP – OSCAR

Are you thinking about doing a research project? Then you should think about getting some $$$$ from the Students as Scholars (OSCAR) office! Fall 2018 proposals due May 30. Head to a proposal writing workshop May 4 or May 21. Check out OSCAR website for more info and check with your GLOA faculty member to find a mentor for your research idea. https://oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp/

April 11, 2017 Nathalie Lam URSP The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is designed to give undergraduates an authentic research, creative, or scholarly experience under the guidance of a mentor. Students may receive financial support and/or academic credit for their projects, in addi....

04/20/2018

Nonprofit Career Week is next week. Working for a nonprofit means that you make an impact on the world, and you also get paid!
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This week features an all-new event – a unique hands-on service project taking place in the midst of a nonprofit meet-and-greet. Students are welcome to sign up for one to three hours of volunteer work preparing medical kits for Brothers Brother, while also learning about and chatting with organizations like the Peace Corps and Teach for America. This event is free, but registration is strongly encouraged:
masonnonprofitshowcase.eventbrite.com

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For a complete list of events and activities, please check careers.gmu.edu

Foreign Service Day 2018
04/11/2018

Foreign Service Day 2018

Have you thought about applying for a Fulbright award? Open to graduating seniors.On-Campus Info Sessions (hosted by Dr....
04/11/2018
Fulbright Student Program - Home Page

Have you thought about applying for a Fulbright award? Open to graduating seniors.
On-Campus Info Sessions (hosted by Dr. LaNitra Berger):
do not require RSVP.
Thursday, April 5th, 11:00am - 12:00pm JC Room A
Wednesday, April 11th, 10:30am - 11:30am, JC Room A
Monday, April 16th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, JC Room A
Wednesday, April 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, ARLINGTON CAMPUS Founders 716
Tuesday, May 8th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, HUB, VIP II
Thursday, May 17th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, JC Gold Room
Live Webinar Info Sessions (hosted by Dr. Kay Agoston):
To register for a webinar session, please email Dr. Agoston ([email protected]) directly.
Sunday, April 8th, 10-11 am EST - Weekend session!
Friday, April 20th, 12 noon-1 pm EST
Sunday, May 6th, 3-4 pm EST - Weekend session!
Tuesday, May 15th, 4-5 pm EST
Monday, June 4th, 2-3 pm EST
https://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-2

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.

Be a Global Health Fellow! Info session Wednesday, 5:30, Merten 1204.
04/02/2018

Be a Global Health Fellow! Info session Wednesday, 5:30, Merten 1204.

04/02/2018
Have registration questions? Come get registration ready today!Thurs March 294-5PMJC Room B
03/29/2018

Have registration questions? Come get registration ready today!
Thurs March 29
4-5PM
JC Room B

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(703) 993-9185

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