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/

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TODAY! Last Coffee & Conversation of 2020. 1 pm. We hope to see you there!
12/09/2020

TODAY! Last Coffee & Conversation of 2020. 1 pm. We hope to see you there!

The last Coffee & Conversation of 2020 is coming up on Wednesday at 1 pm. Join us as we discuss COVID from a global pers...
12/07/2020

The last Coffee & Conversation of 2020 is coming up on Wednesday at 1 pm. Join us as we discuss COVID from a global perspective. Link in comments.

More election talk coming your way next week at November's Coffee & Conversation. We'll have a discussion of the outcome...
11/05/2020

More election talk coming your way next week at November's Coffee & Conversation. We'll have a discussion of the outcomes, the still unsettled, and everything in between. Wednesday, 11/11 @ 1 pm.

If you need a place to discuss and debrief election results, today's Virtual ICC has you covered. Dr. Saks McManaway wil...
11/04/2020

If you need a place to discuss and debrief election results, today's Virtual ICC has you covered. Dr. Saks McManaway will be there to help provide insight as well. Link in UM-Flint email.

Where should you go for your post-election discussion? The day-after-the-election breakdown courtesy of the ICC, CGS, an...
10/30/2020

Where should you go for your post-election discussion? The day-after-the-election breakdown courtesy of the ICC, CGS, and POL. Join us! Info for link in UM-Flint email.

Here are some recommended readings based on today's Coffee and Conversation. For an overview on how criminal justice pol...
10/14/2020
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Here are some recommended readings based on today's Coffee and Conversation.

For an overview on how criminal justice policies impact vulnerable populations, check out Marc Lamont Hill's 'Nobody'. https://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Casualties-Americas-Vulnerable-Ferguson/dp/150112496X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1R2TUHEZ8KP6T&dchild=1&keywords=marc+lamont+nobody&qid=1602698753&sprefix=marc+lamont%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-1

For a look at police militarization and overcriminalization, Radley Balko's 'Rise of the Warrior Cop' https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Warrior-Cop-Militarization-Americas/dp/1610394577/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1A96YC2AQ993O&dchild=1&keywords=radley+balko+rise+of+the+warrior+cop&qid=1602698723&sprefix=radley+balko%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-2

And a classic on race and the criminal justice system, Michelle Alexander's 'The New Jim Crow' https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1620971933/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3TG9LZID8ZSG6&dchild=1&keywords=michelle+alexander+the+new+jim+crow+book&qid=1602698701&sprefix=michelle+alex%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-3

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Our second Coffee & Conversation takes place this coming Wednesday, October 14 @ 1 pm via zoom. We're talking police ref...
10/09/2020

Our second Coffee & Conversation takes place this coming Wednesday, October 14 @ 1 pm via zoom. We're talking police reform in the Black Lives Matter era. What does that mean? What are the obstacles? What are the goals?Link in comments!

Don't forget to join us tonight. Email kimsaks@umich.edu for the passcode.
09/29/2020

Don't forget to join us tonight. Email [email protected] for the passcode.

Mark your calendars for the presidential and vice presidential debates and watch them with the Department of Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha - University of Michigan-Flint, and University of Michigan-Flint Master of Public Administration Program, and the UM-Flint Office of Engaged Learning via zoom. Password information in university email and available by emailing [email protected].

Mark your calendars for the presidential and vice presidential debates and watch them with the Department of Political S...
09/25/2020

Mark your calendars for the presidential and vice presidential debates and watch them with the Department of Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha - University of Michigan-Flint, and University of Michigan-Flint Master of Public Administration Program, and the UM-Flint Office of Engaged Learning via zoom. Password information in university email and available by emailing [email protected].

Pi Sigma Alpha is having their first general membership meeting of the semester this coming Monday, 9/21 @ 1:45 pm. Lear...
09/15/2020

Pi Sigma Alpha is having their first general membership meeting of the semester this coming Monday, 9/21 @ 1:45 pm. Learn how you can get involved in this organization by joining us! Information on the flyer below.

Today's the first day of a new semester. Here's to the best one yet...even if it looks different than the ones in the pa...
08/31/2020

Today's the first day of a new semester. Here's to the best one yet...even if it looks different than the ones in the past.

Our Coffee & Conversation series is going virtual for Fall 2020. Mark your calendars. We'll have PLENTY to talk about.
08/27/2020

Our Coffee & Conversation series is going virtual for Fall 2020. Mark your calendars. We'll have PLENTY to talk about.

Our very own Samantha Uptmor (political science major and international relations minor) outlines her agenda as student ...
08/24/2020
New UM-Flint Student Government president focuses on engagement, DEI and sustainability

Our very own Samantha Uptmor (political science major and international relations minor) outlines her agenda as student government president for the 2020-2021 academic year. Her extensive experience in civic engagement will serve her well.

With aims to make a difference for fellow students, Samantha Uptmor has stepped into the role of University of Michigan-Flint Student Government president for the 2020-2021 school year.

Congrats, Prof. Derwin Munroe! This recognition is well overdue.
06/16/2020

Congrats, Prof. Derwin Munroe! This recognition is well overdue.

Fact: #UMFlintCAS faculty are some of the best in the world 🌎 Stephanie Irwin-Booms (University of Michigan-Flint English Department) and Derwin Munroe (UM-Flint Political Science Department) earned the Collegiate Lecturer Award for their commitment to student success! They're both teaching classes this fall, too.

For the first time in history, you can be (virtually) in the room where it happens as the Supreme Court livestreams oral...
05/04/2020
Listen Live: Supreme Court Arguments Begin Monday

For the first time in history, you can be (virtually) in the room where it happens as the Supreme Court livestreams oral arguments. They don't allow cameras so this is as close as you'll get for now. Will you be listening?

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/03/848317039/listen-live-supreme-court-arguments-begin-monday

The high court begins two weeks of oral arguments — the first time the proceedings will have live audio and the first occasion on which the arguments themselves will be conducted by phone.

Don't forget! Tomorrow @ 1:45 pm--PSA Virtual Coffee Hour
03/29/2020

Don't forget! Tomorrow @ 1:45 pm--PSA Virtual Coffee Hour

Missing your Political Science classmates? Pi Sigma Alpha is hosting a virtual coffee hour this MONDAY, 3/31/20 @ 1:45 p...
03/27/2020

Missing your Political Science classmates? Pi Sigma Alpha is hosting a virtual coffee hour this MONDAY, 3/31/20 @ 1:45 pm (normal universal break time). Log in info is in comments below. Join us on Google Hangouts.

Some awesome data visualization about the COVID-19 pandemic. Helpful data for analyzing the policy problem. What other t...
03/15/2020
COVID-19 Dashboards

Some awesome data visualization about the COVID-19 pandemic. Helpful data for analyzing the policy problem. What other things have you found useful

https://covid19dashboards.com/

A site that displays up to date COVID-19 stats, powered by fastpages.

TODAY! Coffee & Conversation @ 1 pm in 329 French Hall. We'll be talking about health insurance in the U.S. Join us!
02/19/2020

TODAY! Coffee & Conversation @ 1 pm in 329 French Hall. We'll be talking about health insurance in the U.S. Join us!

THIS WEDNESDAY, 2/19 is our next Coffee & Conversation. We'll be discussing health insurance in the United States. Join ...
02/17/2020

THIS WEDNESDAY, 2/19 is our next Coffee & Conversation. We'll be discussing health insurance in the United States. Join us in 329 French Hall @ 1 pm.

Join us NEXT WEDNESDAY, 2/19 for February's Coffee & Conversation. We'll be discussing health insurance in the United St...
02/11/2020

Join us NEXT WEDNESDAY, 2/19 for February's Coffee & Conversation. We'll be discussing health insurance in the United States. 329 French Hall @ 1 pm.

Join us TODAY (1/27/20) @ 5 PM in 212 French Hall as we hear about what you can do with a political science degree. Spon...
01/27/2020

Join us TODAY (1/27/20) @ 5 PM in 212 French Hall as we hear about what you can do with a political science degree. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha - University of Michigan-Flint, the Political Science Honor Society. Pizza will be served!

Curious to know about what you can do with a political science degree? Join us TOMORROW (Monday, 1/27 @ 5 pm) for this i...
01/26/2020

Curious to know about what you can do with a political science degree? Join us TOMORROW (Monday, 1/27 @ 5 pm) for this informative panel, which includes two UM-Flint alumni. Pizza will be served! Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha - University of Michigan-Flint, the Political Science Honor Society.

Not sure what you can do with a degree in political science? Join us on MONDAY at 5 pm in Room 212 French Hall for this ...
01/25/2020

Not sure what you can do with a degree in political science? Join us on MONDAY at 5 pm in Room 212 French Hall for this informative event. Pizza will be served!

You can do this!
12/12/2019

You can do this!

Two of our December grads and our Maize and Blue winners are featured in this article. Political Science and Pi Sigma Al...
12/12/2019
Leaders and Besties: Fall 2019 graduates found friendship, success at UM-Flint

Two of our December grads and our Maize and Blue winners are featured in this article. Political Science and Pi Sigma Alpha are bringing best friends together! Congrats to Courtney, Taylor, and all of our December 2019 grads.

Membership of a student org brought two students together to become best friends and each other's support network.

Dr. Kevin Lorentz talked about impeachment to WNEM on Thursday. We think the jacket (for the college's ugly sweater day)...
12/06/2019
Local professor looks at the next possible steps in impeachment process

Dr. Kevin Lorentz talked about impeachment to WNEM on Thursday. We think the jacket (for the college's ugly sweater day) was the perfect addition.

https://www.wnem.com/news/local-professor-looks-at-the-next-possible-steps-in-impeachment/article_e999651c-17b6-11ea-9a71-93389c57499a.html?fbclid=IwAR1nrwBguusuq02reQqzPXmT5_pj0vvdkDd1o48kwL2PVTlclSk7QFS5bMo

After months of investigations and testimony, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment, moving quickly to put the President of the United

TODAY! Last Coffee & Conversation of Fall 2019! 1 pm. 335 French Hall.
12/04/2019

TODAY! Last Coffee & Conversation of Fall 2019! 1 pm. 335 French Hall.

Tomorrow! Last Coffee & Conversation of 2019. We're talking trade wars and, of course, impeachment.Join us!
12/03/2019

Tomorrow! Last Coffee & Conversation of 2019. We're talking trade wars and, of course, impeachment.Join us!

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.

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Flint, MI
48502

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(810) 762-3470

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About the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan-Flint

The Department offers several concentration programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree: The General Program in Political Science; the Honors Program in Political Science; the Joint Program in Social Sciences with an emphasis on Political Science (see Social Sciences). Two minors are offered, a Minor in Political Science and a Minor in International Relations.

In addition, the Department provides pre-law advising for all University of Michigan-Flint students, regardless of major. It also offers an Internship in Public and Community Affairs open to a wide range of students, not just political science majors.

We offer a wide range of programming year round about political and social issues, including a monthly discussion series called Coffee & Conversation.

Find out more about the Department, our programs, and our faculty here: https://www.umflint.edu/polsci/

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