Access to Excellence Podcast

A podcast All Together Different

Join George Mason University President Gregory Washington as he invites experts, change-makers, innovators, and thought leaders to engage in meaningful conversations about the greatest challenges of our time.

Listen and learn from audacious people from Mason and beyond who represent the diversity of insight, the agility of collaboration, and the tenacity required in the struggle for a better future that is at the essence of the Mason Nation.  

President Gregory Washington hosts each episode of the Access to Excellence podcast, recorded on the campus of George Mason University.

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The tension between, war, justice, and peace

Karina Korostelina of Mason's Carter School

Karina Korostelina, a professor and social psychologist in Mason’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, conducts research with global implications that not only applies to countries and groups in conflict but societies as well. She tells Mason President Gregory Washington that Ukraine’s war with Russia, at its end, will present enormous problems with the reconciliation of people and territories. A look at Korostelina’s remarkable research and what it tells us about human nature and how we can find peace after conflict.

"The study was an analysis of 15 peace processes across the globe. What I found, in addition to many other factors, was that if a nation creates multicultural or civic — based on connection to the state — identity, then peace processes sustained. If a country promotes an ethnic concept of national identity, peace processes fail." 


Karina Korostelina
Access to Excellence, Episode 52

Professor and social psychologist Karina Korostelina
Meet our guest
Meet our guest

Karina Korostelina is a professor in Mason's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Her research has global implications not only for countries and groups in conflict but societies as well.

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