Political Science and International Relations

 Want to learn more about the State Department, FBI, and CIA? Check out these events!
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) is excited to present Federal Services Week (FSW), during the week of February 15.

Programming will include information sessions from the Department of State, the FBI, the CIA, and OPM. Any UMW student or recent grad who is interested in working or interning for the federal government should participate in this week of events!

Additional details, time, locations etc. are available here: https://orgsync.com/88782/events?view=upcoming


UMW Alumnus Erik Johnston Appointed as VA Deputy Policy Director!
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UMW professor named 2015 Asia Studies Fellow

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected as a 2015 Asia Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. For more, click here.


Every Vote Counts

Voting is a way of life for most people. Regaining the right to vote poses no easy task for convicted felons who have served time in prison.

Benjamin Hermerding aims to turn that around.

A political science major at the University of Mary Washington, Hermerding interns with the Commonweath’s Restoration of Rights Department  that restores voting rights to convicted felons who have served their prison time. Within the past few years, the Richmond Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office division has granted them more rights than in any other time in Virginia’s history, according to Hermerding. For more, click here.


 UMW Student Wins Naval Academy Essay Award
 April 27, 2015 by
University of Mary Washington senior Christian Perkins won the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs essay competition, presented at the organization’s 55th annual conference that took place in Annapolis, Maryland in April. For more, click here.

Face of Feminism