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Visiting Humphrey Scholar from Pakistan Explores Policymaking and ICT at Mason

“I consider this one year as arguably the richest and most fulfilling time of my life,” says Shahzeb Khan, a Humphrey Fellow visiting scholar from Pakistan to George Mason University’s School of Business and Volegenau School of Engineering. During his time at Mason, Khan’s focus is on public policy, international development, and potential of ICT. Shahzeb […]

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School of Business’ Center for Infrastructure Protection – Enhancing Research Focus

Dr. Mark Troutman, Director of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, School of Business talked to us for a few moments in a Q&A session as the subject of the “Researcher Spotlight” feature. Troutman talks about the Center for Infrastructure and Homeland Security’s current and future projects, as well as opportunities for engagement […]

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Dr. Toshio Obi, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan Visits Mason; Highlights Potential for Robotics for Ageing Societies

Japan is the world’s first super ageing society with more than 40% of the population projected to be 65 and older by 2050.  Ageing societies though aren’t limited to Japan – many developed as well as developing countries are projected to have at least 30% of their population 65 or higher by 2050 including Korea, […]

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Visiting Humphrey Scholar from Lebanon Works to Empower Lebanese Citizens and Strengthen Local Government

“An excellent opportunity” is how Pierre El Haddad, a Humphrey Fellow visiting scholar from Lebanon to Mason for spring 2017 describes his visit to Mason and stay in Washington. While at Mason, El Haddad is working on two projects, doing research and writing a paper on enhancing the role of private sector in government betterment […]

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Aging Society, Special Needs, Apps, and Robotics Special Event at Merten Hall

In 2050, the elderly population will account for 16 percent of the global population. That is 1.5 billion people over the age of 65, according to the Population Reference Bureau. Caring for those seniors –emotionally, physically and mentally — will be an enormous undertaking, and experts say there will be a shortage of professionals trained […]

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