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A last word of thanks

Posted: July 31, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Today I finish my service as President of George Mason University and I have a last word of thanks for all the members of this amazing community. I thank our students for all the lessons they have taught me over my seven years as president. Lessons of resilience and endurance, of ingenuity and curiosity; of […]

My closing report to the Board of Visitors: a tribute to the faculty and staff of George Mason University

Posted: July 27, 2019 at 2:51 pm

President’s Report to the Board of Visitors July 26, 2019 Seven years ago you entrusted me with the leadership of this remarkable institution. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve George Mason University and to work side by side with an amazing faculty and staff in moving the university forward. As I […]

Sustainable development is on all of us

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Inspired by the Declaration on University Global Engagement (endorsed by more than 100 universities and higher education associations) and with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, a group of university presidents and higher ed leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America met last week at the Bellagio Center in Italy with representatives from […]

Commencement Speech by UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 3:55 pm, Last Updated: May 17, 2019 at 4:27 pm

THE DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL  SPEECH AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT  George Mason University, 17 May 2019 Good morning everybody! It’s a great honour to be here with you all to congratulate and celebrate with you. My thanks to President Angel Cabrera and Rector Tom Davis for inviting me here today. And to the distinguished faculty and […]

Public-private partnerships in higher education

Posted: May 7, 2019 at 12:12 pm, Last Updated: May 7, 2019 at 12:28 pm

The conference hosted last week at Mason turned out to be remarkably informative and thought-provoking. The conference brought together a high-level group of leaders from higher education and the private sector to explore how universities and businesses can build better partnerships. These types of public-private partnerships have long been common in areas such as […]