UM-Flint Political Science Department

UM-Flint Political Science Department Welcome to the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan-Flint. We help students understand politics locally, nationally and globally Find out more about our department, faculty, and degree offerings at: https://www.umflint.edu/polsci/

Our Moot Court Team did so well this weekend. All three teams competed amazingly and got great feedback. Two teams made ...
11/25/2019

Our Moot Court Team did so well this weekend. All three teams competed amazingly and got great feedback. Two teams made it into the round of 24. Our very own Taylor Liles was ranked 9th out of all orators in the competition. Though we're not moving on to nationals, these teams stood out, made their mark, and were routinely recognized by other coaches and schools for such a well prepared first year team. We are so proud!

Our Moot Court Team put on a great exhibition this week. Next week is regional competition at Saginaw Valley State Unive...
11/15/2019

Our Moot Court Team put on a great exhibition this week. Next week is regional competition at Saginaw Valley State University. If you see one of our team members, wish them luck!

Wednesday, 11/13 is our next Coffee & Conversation. We'll be talking about technology and privacy. Join us at 1 pm in 33...
11/11/2019

Wednesday, 11/13 is our next Coffee & Conversation. We'll be talking about technology and privacy. Join us at 1 pm in 335 French Hall.

Big news! This iconic duo of Courtney Hibbeln and Taylor Liles are both winners of the Fall 2019 Maize and Blue Distingu...
11/07/2019

Big news! This iconic duo of Courtney Hibbeln and Taylor Liles are both winners of the Fall 2019 Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholarship Awards. The award is the highest academic honor bestowed upon graduates of the University of Michigan. This is the first time that two Political Science graduates have won the award at the same time. Congrats Taylor and Courtney!

Join our newly formed UM-Flint Moot Court Team as they prepare for regionals this month at an exhibition. Students will ...
11/06/2019

Join our newly formed UM-Flint Moot Court Team as they prepare for regionals this month at an exhibition. Students will be arguing a simulated Supreme Court case about civil liberties and criminal justice. Cheer on the team and learn more about moot court at the same time. Next WEDNESDAY, 11/13 @ 4 pm in 111 French Hall.

Considering law school? Today's the day to find out more at 4 pm in 212 French Hall.
10/28/2019

Considering law school? Today's the day to find out more at 4 pm in 212 French Hall.

Current Political Science students Lucine Jarrah and Makenzie Schroeder and Department alum Tyrice Denson presented toda...
10/25/2019

Current Political Science students Lucine Jarrah and Makenzie Schroeder and Department alum Tyrice Denson presented today at the Michigan Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Kalamazoo. Faculty members Kevin Lorentz and Kim Saks McManaway presented alongside them.

Last week Political Science faculty member Dr. Kim Saks McManaway appeared on the Tom Sumner Program to discuss impeachm...
10/21/2019

Last week Political Science faculty member Dr. Kim Saks McManaway appeared on the Tom Sumner Program to discuss impeachment. Check out the interview at the link below.

Thursday 10/17/19 6-9am (Eastern) Kim Saks-McManaway from UM-F talks about impeachment, Benjamin Gerdes (Press Secretary to billionaire and POTUS candidate Tom Steyer) talks about this week's Democratic Presidential Primary debate, a visit from Crime Stoppers Director Julie Lopez (with Genna) and more Halloween fun with the TSP Studio Players remakes of Flash Gordon and The Maltese Falcon streaming all day and night at www.tomsumnerprogram.com and broadcast on WFOV 92.1 FM in Flint at 9am and 9pm.

The UM-Flint Moot Court Team had its first external scrimmage this weekend at SVSU. Regionals are coming up in November....
10/14/2019

The UM-Flint Moot Court Team had its first external scrimmage this weekend at SVSU. Regionals are coming up in November. Wish them well!

TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall. Join us for the October edition of Coffee & Conversation.
10/09/2019

TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall. Join us for the October edition of Coffee & Conversation.

Over 200 high school students are at the Riverfront Conference Center today for the Michigan Youth in Government Southea...
10/04/2019

Over 200 high school students are at the Riverfront Conference Center today for the Michigan Youth in Government Southeast Fall Conference. These students are training to engage in a year long simulation of the Michigan government. We hope to see some back on campus as students here in the not-so-distant future.

Our next installment of Coffee & Conversation is happening WEDNESDAY from 1-2 pm in 335 French Hall. Join us as we discu...
10/04/2019

Our next installment of Coffee & Conversation is happening WEDNESDAY from 1-2 pm in 335 French Hall. Join us as we discuss pragmatism and idealism in politics (and impeachment). Is it better to go fast and big or does slow and steady win the race?

Did you know that the Department of Political Science has started a moot court team? We started practicing this summer a...
09/26/2019
Meet One of the Newest Clubs on Campus: Moot Court

Did you know that the Department of Political Science has started a moot court team? We started practicing this summer and will be competing at our regional tournament in November. Look for upcoming open practices to help judge and keep time so you can see for yourself whether moot court is right for you for next year!

Looking for a new club to join on campus but not sure which one? Unbeknownst to many students, the University of Michigan-Flint is home to a brand-new organization that may be of interest–the Moot Court Team. The club is looking to offer a unique experience for students by allowing them to argue c...

Two big events today. First, join Political Science faculty for a discussion on the impeachment news from 1:45-2:30 pm. ...
09/25/2019

Two big events today. First, join Political Science faculty for a discussion on the impeachment news from 1:45-2:30 pm. Second, stop by the Common Read kickoff at 3 pm.

Please join the CR committee and students, staff and faculty for the event introducing the 2019-2020 Common Read book, S...
09/22/2019

Please join the CR committee and students, staff and faculty for the event introducing the 2019-2020 Common Read book, Sing, Unburied, Sing, an award-winning novel centrally about race in the U.S. South. Books are available free to students with university ID.

TODAY at 1 pm. 335 French Hall. Join us to talk about the Democratic primary field before tomorrow's Democratic primary ...
09/11/2019

TODAY at 1 pm. 335 French Hall. Join us to talk about the Democratic primary field before tomorrow's Democratic primary debate.

This WEDNESDAY is our first Coffee & Conversation for the Fall 2019 semester. Join us as we assess the state of the Demo...
09/09/2019

This WEDNESDAY is our first Coffee & Conversation for the Fall 2019 semester. Join us as we assess the state of the Democratic Primary race from 1-2 pm in 335 French Hall. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Are you ready for this semester's Coffee & Conversation events? Join us for lively discussion and refreshments.
09/04/2019

Are you ready for this semester's Coffee & Conversation events? Join us for lively discussion and refreshments.

Happy first day of classes! Time to hit the books.
09/03/2019

Happy first day of classes! Time to hit the books.

This week the New York Times published a remarkable collection of essays by leading social scientists. This collection m...
08/23/2019
The 1619 Project

This week the New York Times published a remarkable collection of essays by leading social scientists. This collection marks the 400th anniversary of the docking of a ship carrying the first enslaved Africans to the British colony of Virginia. The series explores what it might mean to put the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of the story of the U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

American slavery began 400 years ago this month. This is referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country’s true origin.

Robert Mueller testified to Congress today. Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Government, Tom Patterson, compiled an a...
07/24/2019

Robert Mueller testified to Congress today. Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Government, Tom Patterson, compiled an abridged version of the Mueller Report and wrote an introduction. Patterson says, “Although I had intended for weeks to read the Mueller Report, I hadn’t found the time, despite its importance. It occurred to me that a lot of other Americans might be in the same boat. I abridged it for them.”

The Alliance for Fair Food accepts applications for summer, fall and spring internships to work in partnership with the ...
06/26/2019

The Alliance for Fair Food accepts applications for summer, fall and spring internships to work in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Applicants should be prepared to commit to a period of 3-5 months. Interns are provided a modest monthly stipend and free housing.
Important internship dates and deadlines:
Summer internships typically span from June to August. Applications are due April 30.
Fall internships typically span from September to December. Applications are due July 30.
Spring internships typically span from January to May. Applications are due November 15.

For full information: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/545baa72e4b09adaa34a69ae/t/5d139b6c8ba46a000146ad84/1561566064154/18_AFF_Intern_App.pdf

The faculty research team investigating Pregnancy and Parenting After the Flint Water Contamination Event is seeking to ...
06/08/2019
Search Jobs | U-M Careers

The faculty research team investigating Pregnancy and Parenting After the Flint Water Contamination Event is seeking to hire several temporary UM-Flint student research assistants to work mainly in July and August at variable hours. Student research assistants will be instructed and trained in the project overall. The job posting at UM Careers is number 1733310. http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/173310/research_assistant

Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window. Job SummaryJob Description: Student research assistants will work with a faculty team investigating Pregnancy and Parenting After the Flint Water Contamination Event. Student research assistants will be instructed and trained in the proj...

We're associated with GREATNESS. One of our administrative professionals, Karri Spoelstra, was awarded the Margaret Roge...
05/10/2019

We're associated with GREATNESS. One of our administrative professionals, Karri Spoelstra, was awarded the Margaret Rogers Award. This award recognizes her incredible service to the 220 French Hall hub, the University of Michigan-Flint College of Arts and Sciences, and to the entire University. Congrats, Karri and thank you for all of the amazing work you do for us!

Department faculty Dr. Lorentz and Dr. Saks McManaway participated on a Law Day panel with Mary Beth Tinker of the landm...
04/30/2019

Department faculty Dr. Lorentz and Dr. Saks McManaway participated on a Law Day panel with Mary Beth Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines today at Swartz Creek High School.

A big CONGRATS to all of our April 2019 graduates!
04/28/2019

A big CONGRATS to all of our April 2019 graduates!

Congratulations, Morning Commencement #UMFlintGrad-s! You did it! #GoBlue! 💛💙

Congrats to all of our new Pi Sigma Alpha - University of Michigan-Flint initiates on their hard work.
04/26/2019

Congrats to all of our new Pi Sigma Alpha - University of Michigan-Flint initiates on their hard work.

Will we see you today at 1 pm for our last Coffee and Conversation of the academic year? We hope so!
04/10/2019

Will we see you today at 1 pm for our last Coffee and Conversation of the academic year? We hope so!

Who is coming to our last Coffee and Conversation for the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday?
04/08/2019

Who is coming to our last Coffee and Conversation for the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday?

A look in on the inaugural Fair Housing Conference, presented with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan and University of ...
03/22/2019

A look in on the inaugural Fair Housing Conference, presented with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan and University of Michigan-Flint Master of Public Administration Program

The inaugural Fair Housing Conference is going on right now and we have already heard from many great speakers. Thanks to Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, especially MPA alum Katie Stanley, for involving us!

Join us TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall for Coffee and Conversation as we tackle Gender (In)Equality in 2019.
03/20/2019

Join us TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall for Coffee and Conversation as we tackle Gender (In)Equality in 2019.

Tomorrow: Coffee and Conversation for March focuses on Gender (In)Equality in 2019. We hope to see you!
03/19/2019

Tomorrow: Coffee and Conversation for March focuses on Gender (In)Equality in 2019. We hope to see you!

This week: Coffee and Conversation for March. We're talking Gender (In)Equality in 2019. Will you be there? We hope to s...
03/18/2019

This week: Coffee and Conversation for March. We're talking Gender (In)Equality in 2019. Will you be there? We hope to see you!

Join us for March's installment of Coffee and Conversation. This month's topic: Gender (In)Equality in 2019. Bring your ...
03/12/2019

Join us for March's installment of Coffee and Conversation. This month's topic: Gender (In)Equality in 2019. Bring your thoughts and we'll bring the coffee!

Join us TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall.
02/20/2019

Join us TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall.

Tomorrow at 1 pm in 335 French Hall.
02/19/2019

Tomorrow at 1 pm in 335 French Hall.

Civil rights activist Bobby Seale is coming to campus on Monday as part of the UM-Flint Intercultural Center's Black His...
02/15/2019
Civil rights activist Bobby Seale to speak February 18

Civil rights activist Bobby Seale is coming to campus on Monday as part of the UM-Flint Intercultural Center's Black History Month programming. Seale is the co-founder of the Black Panther Party. We hope to see you there.

https://news.umflint.edu/2019/02/14/civil-rights-activist-bobby-seale-to-speak-february-18/

Bobby Seale, civil rights icon and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, is coming to Flint, a city familiar with social justice issues.

What happens if President Trump declares an emergency in order to build a border wall? The NYT breaks down the context.
02/15/2019
Trump Will Declare a National Emergency. What Happens Next?

What happens if President Trump declares an emergency in order to build a border wall? The NYT breaks down the context.

Congress has tools to override the president’s declaration, but opponents most likely do not have the votes to overcome a veto.

Join us a week from today at our next Coffee and Conversation event! This month's topic is race and criminal justice pol...
02/13/2019

Join us a week from today at our next Coffee and Conversation event! This month's topic is race and criminal justice policy in the U.S.

Pi Sigma Alpha chapter Alpha Alpha Tau at UM-Flint the Political Science Honors Society invites you to our first meeting...
01/29/2019

Pi Sigma Alpha chapter Alpha Alpha Tau at UM-Flint the Political Science Honors Society invites you to our first meeting of the Winter 2019 semester next WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2019 at 2 pm in the 220 French Hall conference room.

Join us TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall for the first Coffee & Conversation of 2019. Topic: Gun Control and Gun Rights ...
01/16/2019

Join us TODAY at 1 pm in 335 French Hall for the first Coffee & Conversation of 2019. Topic: Gun Control and Gun Rights in the U.S.

Don't forget: Coffee and Conversation is TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 16 at 1 pm in 335 French Hall. Join us and bring a...
01/15/2019

Don't forget: Coffee and Conversation is TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 16 at 1 pm in 335 French Hall. Join us and bring a friend.

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Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
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