George Mason University’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth and Business for a Better World Center are co-hosting this webinar on Equality, Equity, and Access to Basic Goods and Services as part of ISE’s Research to Action webinar series. The series is designed to explore the intersecting dimensions of the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), discuss the interactions between research and practice, and inspire novel collaborations to identify solutions.
This panel discussion will focus on how researchers and practitioners are working together to address local and global disparities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to threaten the security of hundreds of millions. The speakers will highlight ongoing efforts aimed at reducing inequality (SDG 5 and SDG 10), enhancing equality, and ensuring access to basic goods and services (SDG 1, SDG 2, and SDG 6) for everyone.
Jack Goldstone, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP), Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University.
Donee Alexander, Senior Director of Evidence and Impact, Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA).
Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute (WRI).
Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University.
Mason will be hosting its fifth virtual Master Plan Engagement Session. During this session, consultants will continue discussions of the scenarios that are emerging for the development of Mason’s three campuses, with a particular focus on how those scenarios are evolving in response to the feedback received. As always, the session will serve as an opportunity for the Mason community to have an active discussion, to exchange thoughts, and answer any questions.
A group of PhD students affiliated with the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution Reconciling Societal Divisions and Memories Lab at George Mason University will discuss how they are contributing to the SDGs through their dissertation research. 6 students will give brief presentations, followed by Q&A. Although the students may address multiple SDGs, the primary focus will be on SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts the 2021 Mastrofski Lecture featuring Dr. Rod K. Brunson for his talk: “Examining Racial Injustice in an Era of Over- and Under-Policing.” Dr. Brunson is the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr., Professor of Public Life in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (and the Department of Political Science) at Northeastern University.
The Schar School of Policy and Government is hosting a Race and Social Justice Colloquia every Thursday until June 3, 2021. This week will feature Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor of Sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Wingfield’s research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations.
Inspired by mass actions and worldwide protests demanding racial justice, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Arts in Context is continuing the Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group this Spring, moderated by Mason faculty members Jessica Kallista and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, with help from co-organizers, Aishah-Nyeta Brown, Natalie Ledesma, Jordan McRae, and Sang Nam. The talks will take place Fridays, 1pm – 2:30pm, February 19 – April 9, 1-2:30 pm.
The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Mason’s School of Business are hosting the 2021 Fairfax Counry Housing Symposium. This annual event brings together industry professionals, policy experts, housing advocates and neighbors to highlight successes, learn what neighboring jurisdictions are doing, and develop new creative solutions for meeting the increasing need for housing that is affordable to residents at all levels of the income spectrum.
Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students.
The 2021 Exchange takes place from March 16 – 19, 2021 and will be completely virtual.