Research Workshops

The Center for Global Studies supports one-day research workshops comprising a small group of Mason faculty, at least two external participants, and, possibly, advanced graduate students to engage in intensive interdisciplinary study of clearly defined global topics. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and critique original papers written and circulated in advance, with a view to generating innovative thinking, approaches, or new directions in the area of global studies.

Research Workshops produce:

  • A workshop on a global topic open to the university community;
  • High-quality papers for possible publication in an edited volume;
  • At least one funding proposal for a follow-on conference, standing working groups, further sponsored research, or other event/activity.

Research Workshop awards for 2014:

Advancing Sustainable Peace and Development Through Education in the African Great Lakes Region

The Arab Spring and Globalization: Diffusion of Ideas and Models