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It gives us great pleasure to welcome you, whether you are a student, staff, faculty or visitor, and to invite you to browse our web site for programs and offerings of our School.  This website aims to give you an overview of activities sponsored and initiated by SPIA, including conference programs and special events.  SPIA also brings together faculty across campus in interdisciplinary mode to advance research and education on issues of critical importance in today’s global society.


Student Internship Blog:
For updates from students participating in internships or traveling abroad, please check out their blog, SPIA ABROAD.

This summer, SPIA students will intern, among other places, in:

 

View locations of recent SPIA Internships:

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Upcoming Events

October 27, 2014
The Middle East and (What's Left of) Syria
Talk by Shibley Telhami, The Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Bangor Room, Memorial Union

In The News

- SPIA Director a Regular Guest on Two Greater Bangor Area Radio Shows

- SPIA profiled in CLAS Newsletter

- BDN op-ed by Kenneth Hillas, SPIA Professor of International Affairs, on Nelson Mandela's legacy

- Op-Ed in the BDN by MA Global Policy student, Charles Hastings, on public-private partnerships

Bangor Daily News Interviews Bruce Riedel, Member of SPIA’s Advisory Board
- “CIA officer, al-Qaida expert to discuss hunt for bin Laden, violence overseas at UMaine”
Article Here

Recent Events

September 16, 2014
Where are the Women in Violent Conflicts? Finding Out Will Make Us Smarter
Talk by Dr. Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor in the International Development, Community, and Environmental Department at Clark University
Co-Sponsors: Student Government; RiseUp; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Political Science; SPIA; and History

September 17, 2014
Why America Should Care: Scottish Independence and the Implications for US Foreign Policy
Talk by Darren J. Reid, Cohen Research Associate
Sponsors: School of Policy and International Affairs; the Department of Political Science; and the William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce