Upcoming Events

New Member Induction Ceremony – Fall 2020 Cohort

  • Date: November 20, 2020
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual (Zoom)


Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2021!


Past Events

George Mason University’s School of Music Presents: Grand Piano Celebration


Celebrating Our All-Steinway School

Location & Time: Center for the Arts Concert Hall / Sunday, September 18th, 2015 at 3 pm

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Join us to hear an afghanistani point of view and learn what you can do to help promote academic freedom

Location & Time: September 29, 2015, 2:00 pm, Johnson Center Room B

Phi Beta Delta Induction Ceremony (Monday, March 30, 2015)

Induction of new members; all are welcome!
Location & Time: JC Cinema at 3:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided!

Click here to view the program


untitledScholars Speaker Series with Dr. Sugata Banerji (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)

How Do Computers See?

Computer Vision is a rapidly expanding research area in Computer Science today. With the ever increasing numbers of digital images being shared online each day, it has become important to create a system that can index, classify or search through these images without human intervention. To do this, the computers need to see our world, i.e. to partly or fully understand our images.

Location: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
Time: 2:15-3:40 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Global Strategy and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
RSVP: Rita Rowand, rrowand1@gmu.edu


Phi Beta Delta Dinner (Tuesday, April 28, 2015)

Phi Beta Delta Dinner for new inductees and officers
At the home of Dr. Peter Stearns
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Phi Beta Delta International Potluck Dinner

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Food, Fellowship, and Fun!!!

African Library Project

Recycle your books to start a library in Africa! Click here for more information.
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Syria: From Peaceful Revolution to Humanitarian Catastrophe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A look at Syria’s history in the context of current events, featuring a discussion session with Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, Head of Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice, Founder & Director: Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

This event was co-sponsored by the Office of Global Strategy, Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society and The Center for Field Studies.

Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Meet with Phi Beta Delta Officers, and get involved!


A Grand Piano Celebration

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Followed by a reception.

Featuring marvelous Mason student artists and extraordinary Mason faculty artists, including:
Dr. Jane Hooper
Dr. Linda Apple Monson, pianist
Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, pianist
Professor John Aler, tenor

Ticket price of $20 general admission and $5 students; waived for PBD members.


PBD Chapter Fundraiser for Mason Student Scholarships!

Phi Beta Delta specially commissioned bee pins created to raise funds for three scholarships for a travel abroad experience to the Amazon, July 5-19, 2014.Bee Global Pin

Pins cost $5 each from 12-1 p.m. on the following dates: 4/8, 4/14, 4/15, 4/21, and 4/25.

The project supported a travel abroad to the Amazon: “The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World.” Proceeds go toward scholarships for the Travel Abroad program to the Amazon, hosted by Phi Beta Delta Professor German Perilla. For more information about Professor Perilla’s programs in New Century College, visit http://ncc.gmu.edu/german-perilla.


Fulbright Information Session

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

‘Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers’ ART SHOW

Lecture & Reception
Featuring Dr. Jane Hooper, Asst. Professor, History & Art History
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments served.


Phi Beta Delta Potluck Dinner

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Donate Used Books to Books4Cause!

November 18-19, 2013

Donate your used books to Books4Cause, which will benefit the work of Help Build Libraries in Africa. Books4Cause recently sent a shipment in April of 18,000 books to eighteen libraries in Ghana and Malawi. We are collecting now for a shipment in December. Donate now to be a part of this.

Click Here To Donate

We accept all books in good condition. We don’t accept journals, periodicals, custom course manuals, magazines or ancient encyclopedia sets. We reserve the right to refuse books at time of pickup. More information is found on our website.


China Town Hall

October 28, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
Reception with food and drinks at 6:50 p.m.

China and the Environment — Challenges and Policies: Presentations about China by Former Secretary of State and a Local Guest Speaker
This China Town Hall is a national day of programming to give people the opportunity to discuss issues of concern with leading China experts.


Phi Beta Delta Town Hall Meeting

October 22, 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m.Poster-NJCU2(S)
Share your interests and ideas for future activities with PBD members and officers. Explore how you can get involved. Refreshments provided.


Nanjing Normal University Musical Program

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All members encouraged to come and welcome visiting international scholars at Mason.

Phi Beta Delta Epsilon Chapter will co-host a musical performance by Nanjing Normal University (NJNU) along with Mason music students. Reception followed.


Opportunity to Host International Students

The George Mason University School of Public Policy is organizing a program for 20 international students this summer through a State Department leadership initiative (SUSI). Part of their experience is a homestay weekend, from Friday evening June 28 (or Saturday morning June 29) to Sunday, June 30, 2013.

The students are from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Libya, 18 through 24 years old, fluent in English, and eager to learn about the U.S.

Click here to view the flyer!


Hans-Ulrich Klose: Member of the German Bundestag: Parliament

“German-American Transatlantic Relations”
Thursday, May 02, 2013, 1:30-3 p.m.
Followed by a reception. Free and open to the public.


Phi Beta Delta Annual Conference

April 10-12, 2013
Location: Charlotte, N.C.


International Visiting Scholars Reception & Tea

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 1-2 p.m.
A Special Tea and reception for J-1 Scholars who are visiting Mason! Dr. Arun Sood will be the guest speaker.


The Sixth Annual Polyglot Performances

Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 5-9 p.m.
The event showcases linguistic diversity and multicultural understanding with performances in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The Performances feature plays, songs, poetry, and the like performed by Mason students in these languages and directed by faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.