Political Science Major


Assistant Professor Job Search Candidates

The Political Science Program of the History and Political Science Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science, from the International Relations subfield. The four finalists' CVs and a webform for public comment on the candidates is included in this news section.
Brian Purnell at W. E. B. DuBois Lecture 2017

Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.

The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
Andrew Seligsohn

Democracy, civic action center of lecture at USM

USM has partnered with Campus Compact in signing a Civic Action Plan to begin implementing social change.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.

Schmidt interviewed by "Maine Things Considered" on Maine referenda

USM's Ron Schmidt was interviewed by "Maine Things Considered" on predicted turnout for the November 7th referenda.
HTY-POS Spring 2018 Newsletter Cover

Spring 2018 Registration Newsletter

Department of History and Political Science newsletter featuring at-a-glance-by-campus schedules, topics descriptions, news and events.

USM professor interviewed by WGME-TV on Sen. Collins' choice to stay in office

USM's Ron Schmidt was interviewed by WGME-TV on Sen. Susan Collins' decision to remain in office rather than run for governor.

Libertarian Institute Founded by Charles Koch Foundation Seeking Interns

The Cato Institute is a Libertarian think tank based in Washington D.C.

Internship Opportunity at European Parliament Office in Washington, D.C.

Complement your studies with a genuinely international internship! The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress invites US citizens to apply for a full-time, paid internship. What better place to monitor transnational politics in action, to see global players in international affairs addressing global challenges across a range of policy areas, and to witness the interplay between decision-makers in the US and lawmakers from the European Union?

2017 German Election Panel Discussion

On October 3rd, in the University Events Room in the Glickman Library, Professor of Political Science Francesca Vassallo facilitated a panel discussion with Adrian Kendall, attorney and Honorary Consul of Germany and Professor of Political Science at Umaine Farmington Scott Erb regarding the 2017 German Election.