Mandaville To Direct New Center for Global Studies

Posted: October 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

Peter Mandaville, assistant professor of public and international affairs, has agreed to become the first director of George Mason’s new Center for Global Studies. The center, according to Provost Peter Stearns, will operate in coordination with other international activities at the university, including the Center for Global Education and the new undergraduate degree program on global affairs. But its focus, he notes, will be on research on global issues and on public outreach derived from this research.

Before joining George Mason’s faculty, Mandaville served as director of research in Henry Kissinger’s office at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and as a lecturer in international relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom. He has also consulted widely for the private sector, media, and various intergovernmental organizations. He currently serves on the editorial board of Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations.

Mandaville has authored and coedited three books, with a new title, Global Political Islam, forthcoming in 2004.

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