The Student Association (SA) is a student led 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.
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.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, forming S-CAR Think-Tank to Reduce Gun Violence comprised of innovative S-CAR graduate students and faculty member by alumna and Virginia Tech survivor Elilta Habtu. Elilta has worked with the Vice President’s Taskforce to Reduce Gun Violence working on gun safety, mental health, and school safety issues.
The world faces a myriad of complex and interconnected conflicts that are not bound by borders or solved effectively by any one nation. These conflicts are driven by what is termed "The Global Problematique", the set of global systemic issues that include governance, environmental degradation, socioeconomic development, and demographics, among others. These dynamics require innovative and sustainable solutions to address the multidimensional causes that are inherent in every conflict. The Global Problematique Working Group is committed holistically to identify, analyze, and propose practical approaches to peacebuilding the world over.
Come join the Global Problematique Working Group for an opportunity to meet, listen, network, and discuss with some of the DC areas brightest thinkers and practitioners on global problems and see where the future of tackling these problems is headed. The event will be a catered event with a panel discussion and Q&A during the first half and food being served with round table workshops during the second half.
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.
More Working Groups can be found on the S-CAR Community Network and Forum. Links go to group pages on the S-CAR Community Network and Forum and you must be a member of the network to access them. .
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). Also email email@example.com if you have any events or meetings you would like to publicize to the S-CAR Community. Be sure to start a group on the S-CAR Community Network and Forum. This is also where you can post event and meeting announcements.
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.
Participation in the program is open to all members of the Mason community (students, faculty and staff).
Peer Mediation Partners represent a united group of students who work collectively to support growth, development, and interest in peer mediators and their parent programs on campus and with local schools. This is accomplished through teaching and implementing relevant conflict analysis and resolution theories, techniques, and practices. Members give students individualized, dynamic experiences through engaging classroom, club, conference, and training activities. PMP members gain skills and experience in mediation, leadership, facilitation, dialogue, training, role-plays, round-table discussions, and more.