S-CAR Student Associations

S-CAR Student Associations

 

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. 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AgoraSociety/

Agora
Official undergraduate student organization sponsored by the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

 

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; leadership training; scholarships; and the promotion of student accomplishment through awards, honors, and special recognitions; among many other things. Agora is for students by students. Agora is open to all students at George Mason University. 

Meetings are held every Monday night at 7:30pm in the Johnson Center Meeting Room E.

Interested in Agora?
Looking for more information?
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Click here for our updated webpage or agora@gmu.edu for inquiries. 

 

S-CAR Working Groups and Practice Organizations
S-CAR Working Groups
 
There are a variety of working groups, found on S-CAR's Community Network and Forum (NING), where students 'gather' to focus on a particular project or area.   Participating in a working group is a great way to get outside of the classroom experience by holding meetings and events related to a particular topic within the conflict resolution field.  Some working groups are more active than others year to year and have published works together, or held events such as conferences and panel discussions. 
 
Africa Working Group
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. 
 
Systemic Violence and System Transformation Working Group
Originally started by Prof. Rich Rubenstien, this active group explores the structural foundations of societal conflicts and proposes projects seeking to address it.  Activities include attending and/or developing conferences, and working on team publications.

Working Group - Internal Displacement (WG-ID)
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.

Gender and Conflict Working Group
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.         

The Dialogue and Difference Project aims to promote cultural, political, and social understanding through the process of community dialogue participation.
 
Peer Mediation Partners (PMP) is a student organization that partners with middle and high school students in Northern Virginia in an effort to build strong and sustainable peer mediation and collaborative conflict resolution programs.

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 carevent@gmu.edu 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 carevent@gmu.edu if you have any events or meetings you would like to publicize to the S-CAR Community.

GMU Student Organizations

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
 http://si.gmu.edu/

 

   Get Connected!
 https://getconnected.gmu.edu/

 

  Student resources page (with organizations)


 http://www.gmu.edu/resources/students/

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