Apr 23 Event: Ecuador and Drug Politics Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, April 23rd at 4:00 PM over Zoom, we will host a panel discussion about "Ecuador and Drug Politics." The panel includes Professor Omar García-Ponce (George Washington University), Professor Benjamin Garcia-Holgado (University of Delaware), and Professor Melissa Martinez (University of Mary Washington). Please join us on Tuesday, Apr 23, at 4:00 PM using this Zoom link to learn more about Ecuador and Drug Politics! For any questions about the event, contact Professor Melissa Martinez.   … [Read more...]

Apr 9 Celebration: PSIA Awards Ceremony

Join us tomorrow, April 9th, at 5 PM in Lee 411 for our annual Awards Ceremony! We will be celebrating newly inducted members of Pi Sigma Alpha, winners of departmental awards, and graduating seniors. … [Read more...]

Apr 2 Event: Shirley Martey Hargis ’14 Speaks on China’s Foreign Affairs and Taiwan

On Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM in Lee 411, we will have an alumna giving a talk on "China's Bromances and What They Mean for Taiwan." … [Read more...]

Mar 27 Event: Careers and Graduate School Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 PM on Zoom, we are hosting a Careers and Graduate School Panel Discussion! It will be a panel discussing Life After Mary Washington where you can hear the experience and advice from five alumni: … [Read more...]

Feb 27 Event: A Conversation on the Ukraine War Two Years On

Please join us for an event next Tuesday, Feb 27th at 4:00 PM on Zoom about "The Ukraine War Two Years On: The View From NATO's Eastern Flank." It will be a conversation with Professor Davidson and Marine Corps Major Colin Jones ('06), US Military Attache to Romania and UMW PSIA Alum, on the past two years of the Russia-Ukraine War, the current situation, and the future of European security. … [Read more...]

Feb 22 Event: Dr. Jacobs (’11) Discusses the Democrats’ Relationship with Rural America

On Thursday, Feb 22nd at 4 PM in Lee Hall 411, PSIA Alum Dr. Nicholas Jacobs ('11), an assistant professor of government at Colby College, will be leading a talk about "How Democrats Can Win Back Rural America (and why they try)" related to his co-authored book The Rural Voter. Everyone is welcome to join him to learn about the lack of political competition in American rural areas, the misconceptions of these rural areas, and the consequences this has for the Democratic Party and rural America. For any questions about the event, please contact Professor Lester (elester@umw.edu). … [Read more...]

Monroe Closure: Sp24 Office Changes

Hello everyone. As you have all heard, unfortunately, Monroe Hall is closed for this Spring 2024 semester. Many classes and offices have been relocated as a result. Please refer to your Spring 2024 class schedule in Banner for the updated location of your class and check with your professor. Our PSIA professors' offices have either been moved to 1201 William Street ("the Mansion") or Combs Hall. Below we are providing the locations for the PSIA offices and professor (and aide) office hours. Directions to the Mansion are also provided at the bottom of the page. … [Read more...]

Professor Martinez Joins National Archives Panel on Monroe Doctrine

Our PSIA Professor Melissa Martinez will be joining a panel hosted by the US National Archives! The event is today, Tuesday 11/28 at 6 PM, and will be streamed live on the US National Archives Youtube. (it will also be recorded for viewing at the same link). The topic is: "Spheres of Influence: Two Hundred Years of the Monroe Doctrine." Please join her and other experts to learn more about the Monroe Doctrine, its history, and application today. For more information, check out the National Archives Panel Info page.   … [Read more...]

PSIA Instagram, Newsletter, and IA Elective Info

Instagram The UMW Political Science and International Affairs department has joined Instagram! We would love to see you follow us @umwpsia. On there, we will have student/faculty/staff spotlights and department events and other news in addition … [Read more...]

Professor Davidson Presentation: NATO after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Please join the PSIA department for an event tomorrow (Wed) at 4:00 PM hosted by Professor Davidson. Professor Davidson recently conducted research on NATO after Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. On Zoom, he will present his initial findings from Paris, Rome, Warsaw, and London. The Zoom link is below: Topic: NATO After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Preliminary Research FindingsTime: Nov 1, 2023 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting[Zoom link removed after event] … [Read more...]