From the local community to the international stage, concerns about biological threats, climate change, energy, population growth, and technological shifts influence the design of public policies. The dual-use nature of the biotechnology revolution and accelerating pace of innovation in the life sciences presents the world with both new opportunities and new dangers. Schar School faculty seek to develop new and deeper understanding of the processes of scientific discovery and of technological innovation to improve the analysis of governance challenges.
Areas of research include:
- Energy-based economic development
- Economic analysis of new technologies
- The human dimensions of energy use
- Global climate governance
- Microbiology and biotechnology
- Human behavior and resource use
- Biological weapons threats
- Emerging technologies and WMD terrorism
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Sustainable transportation
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Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Biodefense, Ethics and Weapons Development, Former Soviet States, Health and Security, Illicit Trade, International Security, Knowledge Management, Qualitative Methods, Science and Technology Studies, Weapons of Mass Destruction
University Professor Emeritus of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Economics of Privatization and Regulation, Environmental Economics, Regional Economics, Transport Planning, Transportation Economics, Urban Economics
Professor Emeritus of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Environmental Policy, Environmental Protection, Executive Branch Organization and Management, Federalism/State and Local Government, Leadership, Organizations, Public Administration, Public Budgeting, Public Law, Transportation Security, and United States
Professor; Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership PolicyResearch Interests: Civil Engineering, Development and Delivery, Federalism/State and Local Government, Fiscal Policy and Budgeting, Infrastructure Finance, Public-Private Partnerships, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Urban Policy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
Schar School of Policy and GovernmentLayla M. Hashemi is a researcher and data analyst at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) focusing on international supply chains, cybercrime and illicit trade.
Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: International Security, Wartime learning and adaptation, Conventional deterrence, Taiwanese defense reform
Co-Director, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP); Distinguished Visiting ProfessorAmbassador Kauzlarich is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Associate Professor; Director, Biodefense Graduate ProgramsAreas of Research: Biodefense, Foreign Policy, Global Health Security, International Relations, International Security, Middle East, Security Policy, South Asia, Terrorism
Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Science and Technology Policy, Climate Change Adaptation, Energy and Climate Policy