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Peace Operations Policy Program
A university-based institution recognized as a leader in the study of peace operations that provides consistently high-quality professional education; conducts rigorous, relevant, original research; and engages in field activities that produce results and demonstrate effective practices.
OPEN HOUSES: Join us on Wednesday, October 1, Thursday, October 30, and Tuesday, November 18 and for an Informational Session on the Peace Operations Policy Program (POPP) and George Mason University’s School of Public Policy from 6-8:30 pm. At any of these sessions you will be able to meet POPP’s Academic Director, Allison Frendak-Blume, as well as current students and alums of the program and get a first hand look into the program. Additionally, this will provide you the opportunity to get financial aid and application process questions answered by the staff of GMU’s School of Public Policy.
The Peace Operations Policy Program (POPP) is a university-based institution recognized as a leader in the study of peace operations that provides quality professional education; conducts original, rigorous research; and engages in projects that benefit the field and illuminate effective practices. By taking advantage of the synergy among these activities, we identify and disseminate the evolving body of theory and best practices to support the work of policy makers, practitioners, and scholars.
NEW! Get insight into the Peace Operations program from a student's point of view.
POPP co-hosted the 2013 Unified “Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education” (SOTEW) and the “Integration and Exercise” Workshop (IEW) with the Director of Training, Readiness and Strategy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Readiness teams, Joint Staff/J7, U.S. Army Peace Keeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), and other stakeholders at Founders Hall in Arlington, Va from January 28-31, 2013.
POPP alum, Mandi Tuttle, visits a US-sponsored Haiti Stabilization Initiative Project in Cite Soleil.
Peace Ops alum, Daniel Noon, training Tanzanian peacekeeping forces in negotiation skills.
POPP alum, Maral Noori, standing in front of the Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island, during a work trip sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fulbright Japan, and the Japan Foundation.
Peace Ops alum, Kay Spencer, standing in front of a Lounging Buddha during a work trip to Burma.
Photo of Skopje's "Stone Bridge," taken by POPP student, Devin Rodgers, during his time observing the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections in Macedonia.
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