Past Events


CHSS Alumni Mentor Lunch

Registration Opens Oct. 25

Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's

Explore your intended career path and make connections as you prepare your post-graduation plans. This is a unique opportunity to learn from local Mason Alumni who are willing to help in your transition from college to career.

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Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age - A Talk by Tarek El-Ariss

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1203

Exploring hacking, leaking, and scene-making as writing and political practices, as well as conceptual tools for understanding Arab culture in the digital age, this talk examines affective forms of protest, incivility, digital consciousness, fiction, and knowledge production. Focusing on a new generation of activists and authors, and leakers and hackers from the region and beyond, El-Ariss connects Wikileaks to The Arabian Nights, Twitter to mystical revelation, cyberattacks to pre-Islamic tribal raids, and digital activism to the affective scene-making of Arab popular culture.

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1818/2018: “The Tax of Quick Alarm”


Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Johnson Center, G19 (Gold Room)

A one-day symposium,"1818 / 2018: The Tax of Quick Alarm" explores the the literary, cultural and political activity of Britain in 1818 and its resonance in our climate of alarm today. Part of an internationally networked series of Romantic Bicentennial events.

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Beck Lecture: Reversing Global Warming

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:00 PM
Harris Theater

The Fall for the Book Festival presents the 2018 Beck Environmental Lecture: Reversing Global Warming, featuring environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and journalist Paul Hawken. Hawken is the editor of Drawdown, which describes 100 substantive solutions to reverse global warming.

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