Political Science Major


History and Political Science Newsletter Spring 2015
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.
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/
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.
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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
Spring 2015 History and Political Science Newsletter
The PSSA will be screening a Frontline documentary about campaign finance entitled "Big Sky, Big Money", on October 30th from 7:00-9:00 PM in 303 Payson. After the screening Political Scientist Ron Schmidt and Anna Kellar from the Maine Center for Clean Elections will be available for the Q&A.
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Maine Model United Nations Program is having an open meeting for interested students on November 3rd, from 7:00-9:00 PM in Luther Bonney room 303.
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In the October 12th issue of the Portland Press Herald, Professor Mahmud Faksh writes about the state of the Middle East.
The USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in co-sponsorship with the Department of History and Political Science and other USM programs presents "Shifting Alliances: ISIS in Iraq and Syria", a panel discussion followed by Q & A. The event will be Wednesday, October 8th, from 11:30-1:30 PM in the Woodbury Campus Center Area Gallery on the Portland campus. All are welcome.
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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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