Political Science Major



Professor Schmidt's Weekly Column Nov 9th

Professor's Schmidt's weekly column appears in the Beacon, a website and podcast created by the Maine People’s Alliance to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.

Spring 2017 Registration Newsletter

Spring 2017 Newsletter with course schedules, department news, and event information.
Polar Bear

Arctic Event Video

On October 4th a panel discussion moderated by Professor of Political Science, Francesca Vassallo, was held to discuss the future of the Arctic. The panelist were Edward Struzik, Director of the the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee and Tomas Orri Ragnarsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland. A full recording of the program will be posted soon.

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.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Why should I check out the department newsletter? Well, it has an at-a-glance look at classes being offered by HTY and POS and also has them broken down by campus and online. Plus, we've thrown in a little department news and course descriptions for topics classes being offered.

Professor Schmidt has Bi-weekly Column with Maine Beacon

Professor Schmidt contributes to the online magazine Maine Beacon with a bi-weekly column.