President’s Blog

Higher Education, Immigration & Entrepreneurship

Posted: October 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

By  Ángel Cabrera and Callie LeRenard In a prior blog post, we argued that world-class research universities drive competitiveness in a global economy more and more dependent on innovation and human talent.  The relationship between universities and competitiveness is multifaceted.  One of the mechanisms at work is tied to talent flow.  Here’s how it works:  […]

Video: Mastering Complexity

Posted: September 13, 2012 at 9:15 am, Last Updated: October 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

World Economic Forum, Video from the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012, Tianjin, China.
What are the core competencies for leaders in today’s interdependent and hyperconnected world?

Strategic Shifts: The Future of Human Capital

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 11:08 am, Last Updated: October 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Link to a blog entry and video from the World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012, Tianjin, China.

Higher Education Matters

Posted: August 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: September 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

It is common wisdom that the U.S. is home to the best universities in the world, regardless of who does the assessment. In this case too, 85 of the top 200 universities in the world (and 8 of the top 10) are American. However when we normalize for population, Switzerland is the clear leader followed by a number of other European countries, Israel and Australia. The U.S. comes in 9th. And yes, we should care.

Commencement address

Posted: July 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm, Last Updated: May 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Here’s the video from my 2012 commencement address at my alma mater: the Telecommunications Engineering School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.  My part is at the beginning of the video and it’s in Spanish.   Share this!

Alumni Association Welcome Video

Posted: July 19, 2012 at 7:35 am, Last Updated: August 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

The Alumni Association welcomes President Cabrera and enthusiastically embraces his collaborative spirit, as conveyed in his welcoming video message to alumni. Mason President Ángel Cabrera’s 2012 Welcome Message to Alumni from GMU-TV on Vimeo. Share this!


Posted: July 9, 2012 at 7:27 am, Last Updated: September 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

As a follow up to the email message by Dr. Merten and me on June 7, I want to provide an update about organizational changes coming in the next few weeks.

Today I Begin My Service as President

Posted: July 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm, Last Updated: September 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Today I begin my service as President of George Mason University. I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of great university leaders and I am proud to have as colleagues faculty and staff who are among the most innovative and dedicated in higher education.