Center for Global Policy

Director
Jack A. Goldstone
jgoldsto@gmu.edu

Primary Contact Information
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201
703-993-8177

Website
http://globalpolicy.gmu.edu/

Center Description
The Center for Global Policy at George Mason University, directed by Professor Jack A. Goldstone, conducts research on a wide range of global policy issues. Center faculty undertake basic academic research on such topics as foreign trade, democratization and state-building, and transnational networks, and analyze specific policy issues for a variety of government agencies. The center’s faculty work in four main clusters:

  • Conflict, Terrorism, Democratization, and State-Building
  • International Trade, Finance, and International Organizations
  • Culture, Opinion, and Global Policy
  • Information Technology, Learning, and Development

The center also develops and serves as the home to several major cross-national data projects and resources for global policy. These include the Polity IV project of regime characteristics, the Major Armed Conflict and Interventions project, and the U.S. Government’s Political Instability Task Force/State Failure Project.

The center offers graduate students the opportunity for training and research in comparative and international studies, and organizes seminars and conferences on a variety of topics in international policy.

If you would like to contact the center regarding its research or use of its databases, please contact CGP Research Director Monty G. Marshall or call 703-993-8177.

Areas of Research

  • Conflict, Terrorism, Democratization, and State-Building
  • International Trade, Finance, and International Organizations
  • Culture, Opinion, and Global Policy
  • Information Technology, Learning, and Development

SPP’s faculty is deeply engaged in research that advances solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the region, the nation, and the world. Faculty members are active as advisors to public, private, and non-profit sector organizations, where they take a hands-on approach to public policy formation and implementation.

SPP’s research centers span diverse policy areas, including international security, economic development, energy policy, and emerging markets. The School frequently hosts seminars and workshops featuring practitioners and scholars from around the world as well as community events with public officials and candidates.

SPP’s home is Founders Hall, the flagship building of Mason’s Arlington campus, which opened in 2012. The campus is easily accessible from anywhere in the Washington DC area, only a block from the Virginia Square/GMU station on Metro’s Orange Line and just minutes away from Interstate 66 and the George Washington Parkway.