Political Science

New book from Ballingall draws line from Plato’s Laws to our own

Ideas evolve and change. It’s the nature of learning – what we know today is more than we knew yesterday and less than we’ll know tomorrow. However, sometimes, we can look back on some of those past ideas and still learn something new. Robert Ballingall, assistant professor of political science at the University of Maine, […]

Read more

UMaine’s Congressional Internship program marks 65 years

One of the University of Maine’s most distinguished and celebrated offerings marked a milestone this year. UMaine’s Congressional Internship program marked its 65th year with a gathering in Washington D.C. earlier this spring, bringing together the current cohort of interns with a selection of former participants whose involvement goes back through the decades, as well as […]

Read more

Vekasi co-authors paper on mineral supply infrastructure gap

The transition to green technologies has been steadily ramping up in terms of scale all over the globe in recent years. What this means, however, is that the access to the minerals necessary for crafting the infrastructure for those green technologies has never been more important. As international tensions heighten in the face of geopolitical […]

Read more

CLAS tower and trees

2018-19 Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowships were developed to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research and creative activity. Each fellowship provides an award of up to $1,100 for […]

Read more

Maine NEW Leadership Program empowers young women

At the beginning of June, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center held its annual six-day residential undergraduate student leadership training program, entitled Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership. Young women from schools all across Maine meet at this conference to learn about, and address, the under-representation of women in politics. By gathering this group […]

Read more

Adam Fortier-Brown: 10 Tips for Study Abroad Students

The following post was written by Adam Fortier-Brown and originally appeared on his blog, Adam Abroad. Adam Fortier-Brown is a Political Science/Economics student and the University of Maine’s George J Mitchell Peace Scholarship student on exchange at the University College Cork during the Fall 2017 semester. He will be posting on his blog regularly about his […]

Read more