UMW Student Experience – Abby Tank

Check out this student interview on our Instagram where Abby Tank ('24) discussed her experiences at UMW and plans after graduation! Congratulations to her and the many other students that recently graduated! Abby is an International Affairs and Spanish double major. She has recently focused more on Latin America in her studies including her thesis work that she presented at two academic conferences. She plans to continue her education at graduate school in the Fall!       … [Read more...]

Pi Sigma Alpha 2024 Conference Presentations

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science students, holds an annual conference for students to showcase their research. This year it took place at George Washington University in Washington D.C. on Feb 16th-18th. Three of our students went to the conference to present their research.                     Our students do amazing research and we are always excited when they have opportunities to showcase it! If you would like to join the next Pi Sigma Alpha conference, check out the Pi Sigma Alpha conference page or reach out to a professor to learn more. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Fulbright Scholar Leticia Gonzalez Discusses Women in Region-Building

Join us for a talk, sponsored by Fulbright and the PSIA department, from Fulbright Scholar Leticia Gonzalez. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and examines feminist theory in international relations and South American regional cooperation. At this talk, she discuss the place of women and gender issues in region building processes (focusing on the Common Market of the South – MERCOSUR) and the outcome of a more comprehensive integration when women are part of the process. Time: Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at 4:00 PM in Monroe 116. For questions, contact Professor Melissa Martinez at: … [Read more...]

Dillon Schweers Wins 2021 Pi Sigma Alpha Writing Award

Dillon Schweers ’21 wins the 2021 Pi Sigma Alpha Best Undergraduate Paper Award. This is the 11th time a Mary Washington student has won the best paper or best thesis award! For more information, check out UMW’s article on Dillon’s PSA Award. … [Read more...]

“94 Paradoxes to Consider in the 21st Century” Book Event

On Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 4pm, the UMW PSIA department will be hosting a virtual book event with author Leopoldo Martinez Nucete. Click the image to view larger and learn more! Zoom link will be posted soon. Book discussion recording … [Read more...]

Path Opens for Emily Rothstein ’18 with Study Abroad

International Affairs alum Emily Rothstein '18 has been abroad for both studies and employment. Her time at Mary Washington expanded her horizons to the world, fueling her career path. Check out more information about this on the UMW article Study Abroad Carves Career Path for Alumna. … [Read more...]