Political Science

sshafqat@smcm.edu
114 Kent Hall
Organization Description

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

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
October 28, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy presents a screening of “Watergate:  Shadow of History” by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sherry Jones on Tuesday, November 19 in Cole Cinema, Campus Center on the St. Mary’s College campus. Led by Jones, the screening of the film… Find Out More
October 21, 2019
In a special presentation on Friday, October 18, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees recognized the following faculty promotions.

 

Promotion to Full Professor:

 

Betül Başaran (religious studies) joined the St. Mary’s College faculty in 2005. She is a scholar of the Ottoman… Find Out More
August 13, 2019
Susan Grogan, professor of political science, has been selected to receive the 2019 Pi Sigma Alpha/James I. Lengle Chapter Advisor Recognition Award. This award recognizes Grogan’s nearly 30 years of service as faculty advisor to Sigma Omicron Chapter at St. Mary's College of Maryland and the… Find Out More