Mason Public Policy Film Society presents:


Tuesday, November 15, 5-7:30pm, Founders Hall

* Oscar nominee "Best Documentary" (2010)

Panel discussion and catered reception to follow.

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States.
But is fracking safe? A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are
 able to light their drinking water on fire. Part vérité travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part
bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown. Filmmaker Josh Fox embarks on a cross-country
odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.”

College Inc.
Wednesday, October 19, 5-7pm, Founders Hall


Dr. Catherine Rudder
Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, School of Public Policy

Dr. James H. Finkelstein
Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, School of Public Policy

More speakers TBD...

Food and Drinks provided!

Wednesday, September 21st, 5-7pm, Founders Hall


MPPFS is launching its first event of the fall 2011 semester featuring "Secrecy" (2008),
 a documentary on U.S. government transparency, intelligence surveillance,
and the grey area between satisfying American people's rights to privacy and safety.


Ms. Laura Peterson
Senior Analyst at Taxpayers for Common Sense, National Security Program

Dr. Jordan Tama
Assistant Professor of International Relations, American University, School of International Service

 The Green Dragon
Thursday, April 21, 5-7pm, Founders Hall


This event is part of the Mason Public Policy Film Society’s series on Climate and Energy.
The screening and followed by informal networking and refreshments.


Dr. David M. Hart
Professor at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University.

Dr. Arthur P. Molella, Ph.D., Hon.Dr.Sci
    Director of the Smithsonian’s Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History.

Thomas D. Peterson
Founder, President and CEO of The Center for Climate Strategies.

Julian Wong
Policy Advisor for East Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Revolution in Cairo
a special report from Frontline
Thursday, Mar. 10, 5-7pm, Founders Hall Auditorium
This second event of the monthly film series hosted by the MPPFS will feature
 the documentary film Revolution in Cairo.  The documentary examines
 the youth movement that ignited the recent Egyptian uprising and takes
 a hard look at the Muslim Brotherhood, a key player in Egypt's future.


Dr. Jeremy Mayer
Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy

Dr. Ali Alyami
Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia


Kickoff Event: Energy Crossroads
Thursday, Feb. 17, 5-7pm, Auditorium


Dr. Gabrielle Dreyfus
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Dr. Dann M. Sklarew
Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
Associate Director of the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Mr. Friedo Sielemann
Counselor, Environment and Energy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

See the flyer here.

Inaugural Season Theme: Climate & Energy

The theme for the inaugural season is Climate & Energy, sponsored by the Project on Long-Term Governance and a growing list of co-sponsors: GMU Center for Energy, Science & Policy; GMU Office of Sustainability; GMU Center for Climate Change Communication, Mason’s Sustainability Fellow; ICAR’s Climate and Conflict Working Group, and the German

Suggest a Film here

Suggested Films and Themes for Future Semesters

Mason's Public Policy Film Series is intended to be a broad umbrella under which to explore all sorts of public policy themes. We're looking for suggestions from students, faculty and staff within the university and from the larger community where we're located. Recommended films include:

Meeting Resistance raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle, and documenting for the very first time, the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied.

Recommended by SPP Professor Jessica Heineman-Pieper.

The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Recommended by SPP student DeAnna Huscher.
Cool It
(currently in theaters) is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact.  Amidst the strong and polarized opinions within the global warming debate, COOL IT follows Lomborg on his mission to bring the smartest solutions to climate change, environmental pollution, and other major problems in the world."

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