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The Political Science department mentors students through a journey from fact to theory, then on to the application of theory.

November 11, 2020
Professor of Political Science Walter Hill was quoted in the Spanish language news source Infobae on November 8, 2020, in the article “The Hidden Voters Mystery: Why Polls Again Underestimated Support for Donald Trump” by Dario Mizrahi. Hill was quoted for his observation on poll predictions,… Find Out More
November 4, 2020
The Center for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Political Science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland present a virtual roundtable and discussion of Professor of Political Science Sahar Shafqat’s co-edited book, “Pakistan’s Political Parties: Surviving between Dictatorship and Democracy… Find Out More
August 27, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and the St. Mary’s County Historical Society present the first speaker in the Inaugural “Historically Speaking” lecture series. Featuring the Honorable Daniel A. Friedman, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the lecture will take… Find Out More
May 15, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Provost and Dean of Faculty Michael Wick has named three new faculty members for distinguished professorships.

The Aldom-Plansoen College Fellowships are granted to associate professors for a two-year term.  In honor of recent professional accomplishments and… Find Out More
April 29, 2020
St. Mary’s College Professor of Political Science Sahar Shafqat has recently published a new book, titled “Pakistan’s Political Parties: Surviving between Dictatorship and Democracy” (Georgetown University Press), with co-authors Mariam Mufti from the University of Waterloo and Niloufer Siddiqui… Find Out More
March 24, 2020
If you are spending your days at home and need a good book to read, Todd Eberly, professor of political science and public policy at St. Mary’s College, recently had his latest book published.  

“How Trump Happened: A System Shock Decades in the Making” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, March… Find Out More
February 10, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy, along with the Maryland State Board of Elections, will host a Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cole Cinema, Campus Center on the College’s campus. The event is free of charge and… Find Out More
January 27, 2020
Emily Rudo ’23, an environmental studies and public policy studies double major, educational studies minor from Howard County, Maryland, was one of four invited panelists at the biennial NOAA Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Forum held on January 22, 2020, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Rudo… Find Out More
December 20, 2019
Michael Cain, professor of political science, has been working USAID’s Power Africa program in Uganda. Power Africa is a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by USAID. Cain is a senior adviser to the Uganda project, working on activities to improve on-grid and off-grid electrification… Find Out More
October 29, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy will hold a legislative preview session on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in Glendening Annex on the College’s campus.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

 

Elected officials to participate include:

State Senator… Find Out More