College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHSS Events


George Mason University Heart Screening

Free EKG screenings for high school and college students.

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC)

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in our youth in the U.S. killing more than 325,000 people each year. The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation will be offering free EKG screenings at Mason in the RAC on Saturday, October 22nd, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Register online today!

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Syria: On the Brink (?)

Global Affairs

Monday, October 24, 2016
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fenwick Library, #2001

For the past five and a half years, analysis on Syria focused on the political, military, and humanitarian aspects of the conflict. This panel will examine its discursive and traumatic dimensions, with an eye to the history of the conflict and the many facets of the current geopolitical escalation.

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2016 GMU Student/Industry Communications Forum

Political and policy communications: Impact, ethics and the art of persuasion


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

What do politicians say to get elected and what changes when they assume office? How do businesses effectively and ethically communicate their policy priorities to regulators, elected officials and the public? Where do journalists and the media fit into the equation? What role do professional communicators play and where does one find these jobs? On November 8, all eyes will be fixed on the Presidential election. At the 2016 Communications Forum, George Mason University will take a closer look at political and policy communications -- what they entail and why it matters. Join us as a line-up of dynamic speakers, representing a wide array of professional backgrounds, share their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the current state of political and policy related communications and what we can expect in the years to come. Following the presentation, students will be invited to participate in a unique speed mentoring session with top professionals currently working in the field of strategic communications. Featured speakers and panelists include: Governor Martin O’Malley -- Opening Keynote Speaker Mark McKinnon, No Labels Co-founder, Co-creator of Showtime’s The Circus -- Closing Keynote Speaker Michael Shear, White House Correspondent, New York Times -- Moderator Tori Clarke, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, SAP Sarah Audelo, Political and Field Director, Rock the Vote Linda Qiu, Staff Writer, PolitiFact Professor Emily Vraga, George Mason University

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