Political Science Major

Join us on Oct. 2nd in the UER from 5:30-8 pm for a panel discussion about the Sept. 18th Scottish Independence Referendum.
Scottish Referendum Students Vote
Movies, food, coffee, debate, and discussion hosted by PSSA at 55 Exeter St. every Tues from 3:00-4:00.
Political Science Students Gathering

Model UN vote

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The World Affairs Council of Maine and USM presents: The 2014 Multicultural and International Student Reception on Thursday, September 18th, from 3:30-5:30 PM, in 102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus. Multicultural and international students from area colleges and high schools are invited to attend for refreshments and socializing.
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Please join us on October 2nd, 2014 for a panel discussion and Q&A regarding Scotland's Referendum for Independence. All are welcome. Click on blue highlighted news title for a link to more information about the program. Please RSVP by calling 780-4283.
Rudolf Bekink
The World Affairs Council of Maine invites you to a Reception with Rudolf Bekink, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States. Ambassador Bekink will be speaking on the current state of U.S. and European relations. The reception will be held at One City Center, Portland, Penthouse Floor, Preti Flaherty. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. To register or for more information please go to www.wacmaine.org or call 780-4337.
October 2, 2014
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
7th Floor Glickman Library, University Events Room

Scotland's Vote: A Referendum for Independence

The Scottish vote for independence from the United Kingdom occurred on September 18th and the results are clear:  The people of Scotland voted 55% no to independence and 44% voted yes.  What happens next has yet to be determined.  A group of expert panelists will discuss the vote and what it means for people around the world at our event on October 2nd, at 5:30, in the Glickman Library.

 Peter Pitegoff, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Maine Law School will provide the opening remarks and introduce our three panelists:  Donnie Jack, Scottish Affairs Counsellor for the Americas, British Embassy, Washington, DC; Owen Traylor, Consultant and Former British Diplomat, Maine; and Nancy Gish, Professor of English and scholar of Scottish Literature.

All are welcome, RSVP is encouraged.