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/

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.

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.

Address

303 E Kearsley St
Flint, MI
48502

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(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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