The Student Association (SA) is a student led and officially registered organization created in an effort to build better relationships among students, staff, and faculty at S-CAR. The SA advocates on behalf of student concerns to the faculty on issues relevant to S-CAR and assists students in navigating the challenges of life at Mason and in the Washington, DC area.
Agora is an official student organization and honor society of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution on Fairfax.
Agora exists to create an environment for socializing; networking; the discussion of current events, conflict theories, and other relatable topics; and field involvement. It seeks to provide student to student mentoring; scholarships; and the promotion of student accomplishment through awards, honors, and special recognitions; among many other things. Agora is for students by students.
Meetings are held every Monday night at 7:30pm in the Johnson Center Meeting Room E.
Agora is open to all students at George Mason University.
More Working Groups can be found on the S-CAR Community Network and Forum. These links go to group pages on the S-CAR Community Network and Forum. You must be a member of the network, and in some cases, the group itself to access them. Join today!
Africa Working Goup is an affiliation of people who have an interest in peacebuilding and conflict resolution issues in Africa. The Africa Working Group (AWG) at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) is an association of academic practitioners, activists, and students interested in fostering an in-depth understanding of contemporary African issues. Any interested persons may join the Africa Working Group. The working group was founded in the early 1990s by S-CAR students and faculty. To this end, the AWG has utilized advocacy, activism, research and seminars to engage the Washington metropolitan community and others in African affairs. AWG has hosted some notable events which include the African Peacemakers Encounter, conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide; a Darfur symposium; and a book reading with Rwandan author Louise Mushikiwabo. In 2006 and 2007, AWG hosted a Career Fair in Peacebuilding, Symposium on Comprehensive Peacekeeping in Africa as well as several brown bags on contemporary issues confronting Africa.
Join WG-ID, for an opportunity to learn about the phenomenon of internal displacement. Learn of the challenges of investigating such communities, meet with scholars and practitioners from around the DC area. Brainstorm on aspects of policymaking needed to address this crisis in the framework of S-CAR practices.
The S-CAR Gender Working Group is dedicated to fostering discourse and encouraging research on a wide spectrum of gender and conflict related issues. The group is comprised of students, faculty and staff, as well as academics and professionals outside of S-CAR interested in issues of gender and conflict.
S-CAR's Latin American and Caribbean Working Group is a team of students and faculty who share an interest in and passion for the policies, issues, history and current conflicts affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. We invite guest speakers to share their expertise, organize film showings and special discussions, and work together on initiatives to better understand and transform conflicts in the region.
Interested in starting a new working group?
If a small group of students would like to start a working group at S-CAR, they should first approach a faculty member who is willing to serve as their "advisor". Once the group is formed, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about the new working group (name, breif description, contact information). Be sure to start the group on the S-CAR Community Network and Forum. This is also where you can post event and meeting announcements. Email email@example.com if you have any events or meetings you would like to publicize to the S-CAR Community.
The University also provides many opportunities to become involved in student organizations. Here are some helpful links that may be of interest:
Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) http://si.gmu.edu/student-governance/gapsa/
Office of Student Involvement
Student resources page (with organizations)
Dialogue and Difference is a new initiative at Mason aimed at building a stronger campus community through sustained dialogues around difficult and controversial issues.
The program is coordinated through The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and University Life, and offers a variety of dialogue related events, training and coursework each semester. To see the calender of upcoming events and training oppportunities, check out the website below.
Participation in the program is open to all members of the Mason community (students, faculty and staff).
Contact: Prof. Patricia Maulden at 703-993-9804 or at firstname.lastname@example.org