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To all our alumni and friends:

The School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Maine relies on private support for scholarships, student group support, and outreach activities.  These gifts help to grow the quality of students and programs on policy and international affairs.  Your support of SPIA makes a difference in the lives of our students and in the ability of the School to pursue opportunities in international arenas.  Each gift, regardless of size, is leveraged by all of the gifts that are received each year.  Student demand for policy and international affairs continues to grow, and we strive to offer students internships and international opportunities that challenge and diversify their experiences and lead to better, more informed citizens.  Faculty and staff are needed to support these programs and to serve student interest.  Private giving is more important than ever to UMaine, providing resources that enable SPIA to continue to improve its reputation regionally, nationally and internationally.

It is also possible to give to the SPIA through the University’s Annual Appeal. It can be found by clicking here.  You select a specific designation for your gift, it is shown as SPIA School of Policy & International Affairs in the giving options brochure and on the form.

Jim Settele, Director
School of Policy and International Affairs

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