Events Calendar

CINA Distinguished Speaker Series October 2019: Dr. Andrew Crooks @ Exploratory Hall, Room 3301
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Featuring Dr. Andrew Crooks, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Computational Data Sciences at George Mason University, join us to explore agent-based modeling. Learn how this simulation tool can examine decision making patterns in complex systems.

If you cannot attend in person, you can attend via WebEx, (no account necessary), by clicking the link here.

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ISE and EPIC Event on University-Local Government and Community Partnerships @ The Krasnow Institute, Room 229
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Please join the Institute for a Sustainable Earth and special guest Dr. Anthony Socci, US EPA Senior Lead on International Resilience and Adaptation Policy, to discuss the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) program.

EPIC is a university-local government and community partnership that seeks to bring the intellectual resources and capabilities of universities to bear on the needs of local governments and communities as they try to develop more sustainably, build resilience, and adapt. Over the last decade, the EPIC model has been adopted and implemented by numerous universities and local governments, domestically and internationally, ultimately leading to the evolution of the EPIC Network or EPIC-N and an EPIC-N secretariat.

Dr. Socci will provide a 20 minute presentation on EPIC followed by Q&A then 30 minutes will be allocated to discussing potential interest in EPIC by ISE members and local community partners. Refreshments will be served.

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Fridays for Future Climate Rally @ Merten Lawn
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mason students, in close collaboration with Dr. Ed Maibach and Dr. Dann Sklarew, have organized a Fridays for Future Climate Rally. The rally portion will feature a variety of speakers including Interim President Anne Holton.

Student will be tabling at the event to engage participants in educational and developmental dialogue and the Center for Climate Change Communication and RepublicEn will be presenting at the event.

In addition, the Office of Sustainability will have a table showcasing and engaging in live demonstrations of the new Sustainable Mason Map while discussing the many ways (KNACK, the Environment and Sustainability LLC, internships, etc.) that students can get more involved at Mason. Refreshments will be provided!

Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)
Oct 20 – Oct 23 all-day

This conference will bring together engineering leaders from all over the world to address the way this discipline can make a meaningful impact in our societies. With a theme of “Engineering minds, hearts and hands: Impact with a purpose”, there will be particular emphasis in the integration of more comprehensive views of knowledge, from the humanities and social sciences to our more conventional approaches in the natural sciences and engineering.

The conference will create important discussion through workshops and plenary sessions regarding three main subjects, which are all interdependent: transforming society through engineering, talent diversity for better engineering, and courageous entrepreneurial engineers.

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Following the Money in Illicit Wildlife Trade @ Van Metre Hall, Room 113
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University is honored to host Debra LaPrevotte, Senior Investigator for The Sentry. LaPrevotte is currently investigating violent kleptocracy in Sudan, South Sudan, Congo (DRC), and the Central African Republic. She focuses on greed that fuels war crimes and atrocities. In this discussion she will address illicit wildlife trade, and its intersection with corruption and other transnational crime.

Please click here to download the flyer for this event, and click here to register. We hope to see you there!

World Engineering Education Forum
Nov 12 – Nov 16 all-day

The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies flagship annual conference provides an opportunity for leaders, faculty, industry representatives and other stakeholders in engineering education from around the globe to come together in promotion of engineering pedagogy and impacting engineering education on a global scale. 

This year’s events are organized on the theme “Disruptive engineering education for sustainable development”. Disruptive engineering education is an innovative process with a paradigm leap in the existing practices that leads to simplicity, convenience, accessibility and affordability for sustainable development. This process includes discovering problems, discarding the fundamental thinking, and solving through disruption. 

Additionally, held in conjunction with the World Engineering Education Forum, the Global Student Forum will provide a unique opportunity for students to connect with global change makers and leaders in engineering and education. This year’s Global Student Forum will be held on the theme “Addressing grand challenges by engineering without borders”. 

The Forum welcomes abstracts and workshop proposals through the end of September.

For more information, visit  WEEF and GSF.

6th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2019)
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

Bringing together current research on poverty, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of poverty alleviation with an international perspective.

For more information, click here.


2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Higher Education & Science Take Action
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day

The conference will highlight how higher education institutions are embedding sustainable development in their core missions, focusing on showcasing, explaining and sharing scientific research, innovative practices, projects, programs and initiatives that university communities are carrying out with the aim of implementing the 2030 Agenda.

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The Inaugural Congress of Sustainability Research and Innovation @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day

Future Earth, which supports the largest global community of systems-focused sustainability researchers and innovators, and the Belmont Forum, the world’s largest consortium of transdisciplinary global change and sustainability research funders, are joining forces to establish an annual marquis congress in which the world’s foremost research and innovation communities come together to share successes, exchange views, and work across disciplines and sectors to support a global transformation to sustainability.

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