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CHSS Events


Educating for Social Justice and Peace: A Calling and A Journey

Fairfax Campus

The Vision Series
Center for the Arts
April 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The enduring inter-group conflicts and violence that besiege communities around the world seem to defy the three groundbreaking declarations that the United Nations adopted to focus national and international policies and practices on building cultures of peace. The UN's charge underlying the three declarations is to develop values, attitudes, behavior and ways of life that are conducive to the promotion of peace. Education, as the hub of human socialization, provides the context and opportunities to lead this charge. Grounded in the belief that every person can contribute to peacebuilding, this discussion calls for the re-framing of educational policies and practices to raise new critical questions and engineer new partnerships across ideological orientations and academic disciplines. The discussion highlights practical strategies for infusing multicultural education principles across the curriculum to guide the transformative journey that underlies efforts to educate for social justice and peace.

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Cities at the Center of the World Conference

Sociology and Anthropology
Johnson Center, A
April 21, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at George Mason University is convening scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the social, spatial and political terrain of cities as critical global centers at its annual spring conference, Cities at the Center of the World. The conference, organized in collaboration with the Cities and Globalization Working Group at CGS and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, will take place on April 21st at George Mason University and on April 22nd at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

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NCLC 103 Field Trip

Environmental Studies on the Piedmont

April 23, 2014