Since 1984, a large bequest from the late Clarence J. Robinson has allowed George Mason University to appoint to the faculty distinguished professors in the liberal arts and sciences. Clarence J. Robinson Professors are outstanding scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching and whose teaching and scholarship concern broad and fundamental intellectual issues. They have chosen to come to George Mason University from senior positions elsewhere to become closely involved with the education of undergraduate students. For further information, please use our contact form.
Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor of American History, served as seminar leader for a session discussing what it means be a public historian at the Seminar for Historical Administration in Indianapolis for the American Association for State and Local History. He also presented his essay, “Lincoln and the Issue of the Contraband” at Carleton University. He was […]
Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, spoke on the current negotiations between Iran, the United States and its European partners over Iran’s nuclear program to an audience at the Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, Va. He also was quoted on the policies of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, in a recent Reuter’s story. Paul […]
Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, published “Iran at the UN: from Khomenei to Rouhani,” in the September19 issue of Foreign Policy (re-circulated on the Al-Monitor magazine web site). Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, presented at the Brown University Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Symposium: “The Slave: Freedom […]
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, had his book “The Story of Earth” selected for the Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Prize short list (the winner to be announced in October), and the Kirkus Review top 25 nonfiction books of 2012. He gave a keynote lecture on “The Diamond Makers” at the Industrial Diamond Association convention […]
Participating in a recent debate in the New York Times, Robinson Professor of America, African American, and Public History Spencer Crew writes about the non-economic reasons for intercity migration. You can read his piece here.
In his most recent piece for the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs Steven Pearlstein discusses recent developments in the Irish economy and its future potential. Read the whole article here.
Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs Steven Pearlstein asks the provocative question “Is Capitalism Mora?” in a piece for the Washington Post. You can read his answer here.
Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, presented and chaired a meeting on “Measuring Change in Iran” at the National Defense University. He presented and chaired a meeting on “Rouhani: Challenges at Home, Challenges Abroad” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was interviewed and quoted on numerous occasions by the Thomson-Reuters new agency, […]
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented a keynote lecture at the first International Symposium of the Earth-Life Science Institute in Tokyo, Japan, and was named to the Board of Advisors. He presented the Qualline Lectures at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Naff Symposium Lecture at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He also […]
Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, spoke on “The Underground Railroad in Virginia” at the Prince William County three-day program “Lest We Forget,” a conference on enslavement and emancipation. He also spoke at the Trinity School in New York City on “The Work of a Public Historian” and “The Great […]