CHSS Events

Feb18

School of Integrative Studies

Mason Homecoming

February 18, 2019, 10:00 AM to February 23, 2019, 10:00 PM

In February 2019, you’ll be able to join the Patriot Activities Council, Mason Athletics, Student Involvement, and the Alumni Association for a week-long celebration! Check back for more information for the week of events, tailgate, and the game.

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Feb20

School of Integrative Studies

Career Fair

February 20, 2019, 11:00 AM to February 21, 2019, 4:00 PM Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (Basement of JC)

The Mason Career Fair is a two-day, campus-wide event attracting more than 200 local, regional, and national employers offering internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time positions. Open to all Mason students and alumni the career fair is an excellent opportunity to connect with both peers and employers!

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Feb20

Seminar Series: Dr. Dominic Parker, University of Wisconsin

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Carow Hall, Lecture Hall 01

The Seminar Series invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session. Seminars are open to faculty, graduate students, undergrads, and the general public.

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Feb20

RESCHEDULED - Unpacking Sectarianism in Contemporary Lebanon: A Critical Ethnographic Study

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1202

Dr. Yasemin Ipek will discuss how different communities in Lebanon talk about and problematize sectarianism, based on ethnographic research she conducted between 2012 and 2015. She will unpack competing local discourses on sectarianism and nationalism by examining how rival political communities and individuals blame each other for the sectarianism of the “Lebanese.” Attending to how discourses on sectarianism and nationalism are deployed in order to make competing ethical claims to citizenship, identity, belonging, and social change, Ipek will show how public debates around sectarianism could inform us on broader negotiations of social difference structured around class, urbanity, religiosity, gender, and generation. Dr. Ipek is Assistant Professor in the Global Affairs Program at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from Stanford University, California. She received a second doctoral degree from Bilkent University in the Department of Political Science in Turkey. Dr. Ipek teaches courses on globalization, anthropology of the Middle East, refugees and humanitarianism, youth activism, social movements and qualitative research methods. Her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals.

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Feb20

Global Affairs

"Unpacking Sectarianism in Contemporary Lebanon: A Crticial Ethnographic Study"

Lecture by Dr. Yasemin Ipek

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00 PM Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1202

Dr. Yasemin Ipek of George Mason University (Global Affairs) will discuss how different communities in Lebanon talk about and problematize sectarianism, based on ethnographic research she conducted between 2012 and 2015. She will unpack competing local discourses on sectarianism and nationalism by examining how rival political communities and individuals blame each other for the sectarianism of the “Lebanese.” Attending to how discourses on sectarianism and nationalism are deployed in order to make competing ethical claims to citizenship, identity, belonging, and social change, Ipek will show how public debates around sectarianism could inform us on broader negotiations of social difference structured around class, urbanity, religiosity, gender, and generation.

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