Schar School

  • November 14, 2023

    Distinguished University Professor Faye Taxman and PhD Criminology student C.J. Appleton are being honored by the American Society for Criminologists at its annual meeting for their work contributing to justice and the treatment or prevention of criminal behavior.

  • November 10, 2022

    Paul Deller and Michael Harris are part of a cohort of 11 Marine Corps officers attending Mason through the Congressional Fellowship Program, which gives Marines opportunities for professional development that include working on Capitol Hill for one year and enrollment in Mason’s graduate public policy program.

  • October 18, 2022

    Are the midterm elections the most consequential of our time? Maybe, maybe not. Jennifer Victor, associate professor of political science in Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government and Mason president Gregory Washington wrestle with that, and you might be surprised at the answer. Want more surprises? Then hear why high voter turnout could be a double-edged sword for our democracy.

  • September 14, 2022

    U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) was the special guest for the Schar School of Policy and Government’s first Master’s of Public Policy Bistro event of the semester Sept. 12.

  • February 23, 2022

    The conflict in Ukraine the world is observing now is nothing new to Anton Liagusha.

    When gun-brandishing, Russia-backed separatists took over the Donetsk National University in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 2014, the country’s prime minister hastily relocated the school to a new campus in Vinnytsia, 20 hours away by train. Now the disused former diamond cutting factory is the site of a university that is, technically, in exile.

  • October 6, 2021

    With thousands of people and countless opportunities, there’s a lot to take in at Virginia’s largest public research university. To help George Mason University students find community and boost their on-campus experience, Housing and Residence Life created Learning Communities (LC), where students with common interests live and learn together during the academic year.

    Democracy Lab is one of the newest LCs. More than 60 freshmen from the Schar School of Policy and Government are enrolled for its inaugural year.

  • September 15, 2021

    David Rehr said he has spent his entire life thinking about how government can be more efficient and effective.

    That's a key reason he co-founded Mason’s RPA Initiative, in partnership with global software company UiPath, in January.

  • July 21, 2021

    Longtime George Mason University adjunct professor and benefactor Col. (ret.) Douthard R. (D.R.) Butler died on July 10 at age 86.

  • June 24, 2021

    George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government will launch its new Race, Politics, and Policy Center in Fall 2021 under the leadership of Professor Michael Fauntroy. Fauntroy, who taught at Mason for 11 years before joining the faculty at Howard University in 2013, returned to Mason in June.

  • June 1, 2021

    On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the Virginia Network for Women in Higher Education named Anne Holton as the 2021 Outstanding Woman Leader in Virginia Higher Education. She was selected from a pool of 30 nominees to become the third recipient of the award, which honors women who serve as role models to other women, display a commitment to developing and fostering the empowerment of women leaders, and exemplify leadership, success and service.