Mason Korea News

Mason launches the University Global Compact

Mason launches the University Global Compact

With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the partnership of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), George Mason University as a founding member launched the University Global Compact (UGC) last month.

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Fall for the Book 2019

Fall for the Book 2019

On October 11, Mason Korea successfully held a cross-continental literary event as part of Mason’s annual Fall for the Book Festival at the Fairfax campus. Two Korean-American authors, Eugenia Kim and Alice Stephens, were invited to talk about their recently published books. Close to 50 participants attended the event at the Korea campus to hear the authors discuss how they ended up writing such powerful narratives of their families’ immigration story and trans-racial adoption experience.

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Joint symposium with Yonsei on Gandhi's legacies

Joint symposium with Yonsei on Gandhi's legacies

George Mason University Korea and Yonsei University's United Graduate School of Theology held a joint international symposium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth. The two-day event was held at Yonsei University's Songdo International Campus and Mason Korea from October 1-2. The symposium entitled "Gandhi’s 150-year Legacies: Peacebuilding from Asia and the West" was co-hosted by Mason Korea, the East-West Theological Forum, and the Indian Embassy in Seoul.

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Studying Abroad in the Balkans

Studying Abroad in the Balkans

Youngseo (Laura) Park is a Mason Korea student majoring in conflict analysis and resolution, who participated in the first ever study abroad program organized by George Mason University Korea in the summer of 2019, led by Dr. Borislava Manojlovic and Dr. Roland Wilson. This unique experience enabled Youngseo and eighteen of her fellow students to learn about conflict and peacebuilding in the three countries in the Balkans: Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia.

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Fall 2019 Convocation

Fall 2019 Convocation

Nearly 90 students attended the event including around 70 incoming freshmen and approximately 15 exchange students visiting from the Fairfax campus. This marks the largest annual enrollment to date at George Mason University Korea with the combined enrollment numbers for the spring and fall semesters in 2019. 

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Fostering talent to solve global issues

Fostering talent to solve global issues

It has been a little over two months since Robert Matz was named dean of George Mason University Korea. Students, faculty and staff are well aware of his passion for the 5-year-old campus and plans to deliver top quality education to students here at Mason Korea.

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