- The Business Standard. Schar School Professor Jack A. Goldstone Envisions the Impacts of Global Demographic Change.December 11, 2023
In a wide-ranging interview, Schar School Professor Jack Goldstone imagines some of the transformative changes that could result from current demographic shifts. He imagines how, in several decades, Africa could be the “new China,” leading the world in productivity growth, serving as the focal point of youth culture and consumption, and offering medical care and retirement communities to the ageing populations of Europe and North America.
- November 29, 2023
Pearlstein blames Congressional gridlock on “political fantasies.”
- Newsweek. Schar Professor Mark Katz seeks to explain Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent call for an end to the war in Ukraine.November 28, 2023
Mark Katz offers two theories to explain why Russian President Vladimir Putin suddenly called for an end to what, in a departure from past practice, he referred to as the “war” in Ukraine. Katz suggests that Putin might recognize the costs of the war and genuinely want to end it; he may also want to incentivize Western governments to stop supporting Ukraine at current levels.
- November 24, 2023
A Chinese scientist modified the genes in human embryos that became living babies. A new paper takes note of the world’s reaction, particularly within China.
- Schar School Public Service Weekend on Policy Communication Nurtures, Inspires Students from 24 UniversitiesNovember 22, 2023
A weekend-long conference near Washington, D.C., brought undergraduate students from several universities together to learn the art of policy communications. The sessions were taught by practitioners in an event hosted by the Schar School.
- November 21, 2023
After seeing a family member struggle with inadequate help in dealing with the criminal legal and treatment systems available, Faye S. Taxman devoted her career to developing change. In November, she received the criminology field’s highest honor.
- November 20, 2023
A major story in the Post breaks down all the ways the Senate is designed, intentionally or not, to favor particular populations. In a telling quote, the Schar School’s Jennifer N. Victor confirms it.
- November 16, 2023
Are flying saucers real? Are they a national security threat? The outgoing director of the Pentagon’s UAP program and a Washington Post intelligence reporter discuss what’s new and known in the UFO world.
- November 15, 2023
What’s it like delivering the daily intelligence briefing to the president of the United States each morning? Adunct and Mason alum James P. Danoy can now tell all.
- November 20, 2023
The big winners of a two-month-long competition to create innovative ways to combat counterfeiting were Mason students and alumni—and the world at large. See who won the thousands in prize money in the Bring Down Counterfeiting Hackathon 2023 and who helped sponsor it.