Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein reviews the new book Dark Towers, a fascinating story about behind the scenes business and Donald Trump in his February 14th Washington Post article. You can read the full article here.
In his January 24th article in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein cautions against reliance on the current economic boom, and discusses how the state of politics could impact the country’s economic welfare. You can read the full article here.
In his December 19th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein highlights the connection between corporate America and the Justice Department, and the impact it has on consumers. You can read the full article here.
In his December 5th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein discusses a surprising benefit of the Trump administration’s new health care policy. You can read the full article here.
The Second Annual Roger Wilkins lecture took place on November 19, where Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan discussed Justice Kagan’s career and the processes of the court. You can watch the livestream of the event here.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented a lecture on the history of the Deep Carbon Observatory at the Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris. He also presented a keynote lecture on “Mineralogy of the Anthropocene Epoch” at the Geochemical Society meeting in Yokohama, Japan, and on the Deep Carbon Observatory in Paris, France. He continues to serve on the International Advisory Board of the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Tech.
Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, participated in a four-hour session with President Barack Obama. She convened with leaders from civil rights, law enforcement and academia to consider “next steps” in the wake of shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas. She also chaired a lunch program on police reform for Democratic National Convention delegates in Philadelphia with former Attorney General Eric Holder as the featured panelist.
Paul D’Andrea, Robinson Professor of Theater and English, received the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for adult former Eagle scouts who have made contributions to society by achieving national distinction in their fields.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented a lecture on “Geochemical Complexities and the Origins of Life” at an international astrobiology conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. He also presented a lecture on “Chance, Necessity, and the Origins of Life” at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md.
Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, delivered a paper at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting panel, “Oral Histories of the Mao Era: Politics and Ethics.” She also was a panelist at two international conferences titled “The Cultural Revolution and Cinema: An International Symposium,” and “The Photographer Who Shaped Modern China: Sha Fei and His World,” both at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.
Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, gave the lead presentation at a panel hosted by the World Bank’s 1818 Society on the state of the global economy and global financial markets.
Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, was a panelist for a session on public history at the meeting of the American Historical Association. He gave a lecture on the Great Migration for a program on the Harlem Renaissance at Northern Virginia Community College for the Tinner Hill Heritage Association. He also lectured on the Underground Railroad in Virginia for the Burke Historical Society in Burke, Virginia.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented the Morgan Lecture at Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., on “Chance, Necessity, and the Origins of Life.” He also lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris on mineral evolution, and at the Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris on “mineral ecology.” He was named co-chair of the Task Force 2020, an international committee charged with planning the future of deep carbon research.
Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, was named a member of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, chaired by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.
Paul D’Andrea, Robinson Professor of Theater and English, was recognized recently at a reception given by President Ángel Cabrera for Mason nominees and winners of the Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, lectured on “Chance and necessity in Earth’s evolution” at the Philosophical Society of Washington. His recently published article “On the nature and significance of rarity in mineralogy,” which described thousands of mineral species much rarer than diamonds or rubies, became the number one international science story on Google over the Valentine’s Day weekend.
Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, briefed top White House officials and members of Congress in February on recommendations from the Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, a bipartisan body of policymakers and criminal justice experts established by Congress in response to mounting concerns about the scale and cost of the federal prison system.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, gave a presentation on “Carbon Mineral Ecology” and held a press conference on the carbon mineral challenge at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. He also lectured on “Mineral Surfaces and the Origins of Life” at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J. Hazen and his research on mineral evolution are featured in the NOVA (WGBH-TV, Boston) episode, “Life’s Rocky Start,” which aired on Jan. 13 on PBS.
Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, has been appointed a member of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academies of Science.