News & Media

Schar School Featured News

 Read the latest news and announcements about the Schar School's groundbreaking research, initiatives and programs, and events featuring distinguished guests from the national capital region and beyond.

Alumni and Student Spotlights

Schar School students are not just attending classes — they are conducting cutting-edge research, interning with prestigious organizations, launching new programs, supporting their communities, and balancing work (and more) with school. Read through profiles of outstanding current students and alumni.

Schar School Faculty in the Media

Our faculty are frequently cited as subject matter experts in major publications and news outlets, such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Economist, NPR, and many others. The Schar School is mentioned in U.S. media approximately 300 times each month.

The Washington Post—Schar School Polls

The Washington Post has partnered with the Schar School since 2016 to conduct a series of public opinion polls to illuminate voter sentiment on a broad range of political and public policy issues. The partnership combines the expertise of Schar School faculty with The Washington Post’s formidable national reach. 

Media Inquiries

Request an Interview

Schar School faculty serve as key subject matter experts for media outlets around the world. If you are interested in interviewing a member of our faculty, contact Communications Manager Buzz McClain at

Join the Schar School Press List

Join the Schar School Press List and receive occasional emails with brief announcements, reports, leads and story ideas related to faculty, research, announcements, and events.

Sign up for the Press List email:

  • If you’re a reporter, freelance writer, blogger, editor, broadcaster, producer or other member of the media who covers public policy issues
  • If you regularly seek expert sources for background, op-eds, analysis and on-the-record interviews
  • If you wish to be notified of relevant upcoming events available to the public and press in the areas of public policy.

Interested? Contact Communications Manager Buzz McClain at

Marketing and Advertising Inquiries

For marketing, advertising, and branding inquiries, contact the Director of Marketing, Jessica Bates, at

University Communications

For additional information and background on George Mason University, please connect with Strategic Communications .

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