Political Science Major


Lepage Being Questioned

Professor Schmidt's Weekly Column

The Maine Sunday Telegram just broke the news that the LePage Administration is near to closing a deal to privatize the ASPIRE program, and the story left me wondering, yet again, about the governor’s state of mind.
Polar Bear

The Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities

On October 4th, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm in the UER, 7th floor Glickman Library on the Portland Campus, a panel discussion moderated by Professor of Political Science, Francesca Vassallo, will be held to discuss the future of the Arctic. The panelist are Edward Struzik, Director of the the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee and Tomas Orri Ragnarsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland.
Peace Pole

Intern Opportunity with New Mainers Project

First Universalist Church is seeking a part-time justice work intern to assist with New Mainer community. For more information go to their website: www.uuyarmouth.org/justicework-refugees.php or send resume to gwenatfirstu@gmail.com

Internship Opportunity

Impact is now accepting applications to join their team in September 2016. Early application deadline is September 12th. They also have immediate positions available. Impact is a non-profit program of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG, that runs grassroots campaigns. The goal of the fall campaign is to prevent future uranium mining from the Grand Canyon, by getting the Obama Administration to create the “Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.” This will protect the 1.7 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon, our drinking water and sacred places for generations to come. In order to win this campaign we are working all across the US to gather national support on the issue. You can learn more and apply on their website or reach out to their local organizer, Danielle Meltz at dmeltz@weareimpact.org or 720-450-4495.

Celebration of Graduating Seniors

Please join the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science for a celebration of our graduating seniors on Monday, May 2nd, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cohen Center, Osher Map Library, 1st Floor Glickman. Light refreshments, punch and cake will be served.

USM’s 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar Announced

Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major from Lewiston, Maine, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM. Funded by the Maine Community Foundation, each of the University of Maine System’s seven campuses select a Maine Policy Scholar.

Fall 2016 Registration Newsletter

Current newsletter with the latest department news, events, and courses- summer and fall.

2016 College Convention

September 9th-10th, 2016: Student delegates representing colleges/universities from all 50 states and DC will meet on the Dominican campus in San Rafael, CA to plan strategies for using social media to expand conversations with young voters nationwide about the issues that matter most to them. Registration for this event is on-going until March 28th. Go to collegedebate16.org for more info or contact Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar: hrf@dominican.edu

Green Corps Paid Training Deadline March 4th

Green Corps full year paid training for college grads interested in environmental organizing application deadline is March 4th. Visit www.greencorps.org for more info.

Internship: Maine International Trade Center

Maine International Trade Center is seeking interns in international trade through their Future Global Leaders program.