Political Science Major


Congratulations to Political Science Major Neal Young!

Political Science major Neal Young has just accepted a position with Vote Smart in Montana. Neal was selected for his preparation in empirical political analysis. Congratulations, Neal!

Attention Majors! Paid Internship Positions with the Maine International Trade Center

Paid internships with the Maine International Trade Center in Portland are available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

Social Media Activism Minor

Interested in activism through online media? USM is now offering a Social Media Activism minor for 15 credits. The minor integrates Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Media Studies, and Philosophy courses.

Joshua Dodge Interning at UN in NY

Joshua Dodge, a political science major, is interning this semester at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York City. While working in the Host Country Affairs division, Joshua interacted with diplomats from other missions and drafted cables for the State Department. He even got to meet Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary General of the United Nations. Congratulations Joshua!

Challenging the Single Story

Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for a workshop entitled Challenging the Single Story on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in Room #1 Payson Smith on the USM Portland Campus. FMI please contact us at 780-4959 or via e-mail at ksinc@usm.maine.edu

Department of History and Political Science Spring 2015 Newsletter

Whitmore lecture on April 23rd, registration information, course schedules for fall, Portland Women's History Trail app, and more in this semester's issue of the Department of History and Political Science Spring 2015 Newsletter.

Summer Internship Position Announcement

The 2015 Maine Government Summer Internship Program will be a full-time, paid work experience in a stage agency from May 26th to August 14th, 2015. The program is designed to provide talented college students an opportunity to participate in and contribute to Maine government. http://mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu/for-students/maine-government-summer-internship-program/for-students/

Negative Campaign Ads

Ronald Schmidt, a political scientist at the University of Southern Maine, said undecided voters are possibly “weighing what is in fact a real difference” among the candidates. Given the vastly different governing styles and platforms of Poliquin and Cain especially, voters simply are taking their time to choose.

Model UN Teacher Training

There will be a Model UN teacher training session on December 5th and 6th from 9 am - 3 pm. Food will be provided. The Saturday session will be held at 102 Bedford Street on USM's Portland Campus. The Friday session will be held in a classroom on the Portland Campus. The specific building and room number will be announced when determined. Any faculty member interested in participating in the training are encourgaged to contact Lynn Kuzma at kuzma@maine.edu

Newsletter Spring 2015

Spring 2015 History and Political Science Newsletter