MercatusEvents Policy

As a university based research center, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and pressing public policy questions. In furtherance of this mission, we host a number of public events each year to share research, encourage discussion and debate, and promote a marketplace of ideas. Our public events are open to all interested members of the public who register in advance, in accordance with the policies of a particular event.

Due to capacity or other constraints, the number of available seats may be limited, and in extreme cases, registration may be closed before the published deadline. The number of confirmed registrations for some events exceeds the number of available seats due to account for no-shows, so a confirmed registration does not always guarantee a seat. Members of the media are invited to attend our public events, and they are subject to the same RSVP policies as other attendees. Anyone causing a disturbance or interfering with the functioning of a Mercatus Center event may be asked to leave, and may be prohibited from attending future events.