St. Mary's College of Maryland

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 26
"Global Economic Integration
After the Great Recession,
and the Importance
of Free Trade"
with Simon Lester
of the CATO Institute
5:30 PM
Cole Cinema

Thursday, March 28
"Free Trade vs. Fair Trade:
Where Economists
Get it Right, and Wrong"
A Lecture by
George DeMartino
Josef Korbel School
of Internation Studies
University of Denver
6:00 PM
Cole Cinema

Monday, March 25
Maryland Day

Friday, April 5
Margaret Brent Lecture
Ms. Elsa Walsh
5:30 pm
St. Mary's Hall
Co - sponsored with the
Women, Gender and Sexuality Minor

Tuesday - Wednesday
April 23 - 24
Patuxent Defense
Forum 2013:
"Rivalries and Conflicts
in the South China Sea:
How Can the U.S. Promote
Greater Stability?
8 am
Cole Cinema

Recent Events:

Monday, February 25
The Future of Fracking
in the Chesapeake
5:30 PM | St. Mary's Hall
Co - sponsored with the
St. Mary's River
Watershed Association
League of Women Voters
of St. Mary's County
and the
Natural Science and
Mathematics Colloquium
A discussion of gas extraction on
the East Coast and the new gas
revolution associated with fracking

 Thursday, February 7
5:30 PM | St. Mary's Hall
Avoiding Armageddon:
America, India and Pakistan
to the Brink and Back
A Lecture by Bruce Reidel
of the Brookings Institution

Wednesday, November 28
5:00 PM | Cole Cinema
The Libertarian Vision
of a Limited Government
Lectures on Liberty
Dr. Daniel Mitchell
CATO Institute
Co - Sponsored with the
Economics, Lecture and Fine Arts Departments

Thursday, November 8
What Just Happened? A Discussion of Tuesday's Election
Washington, D.C.
Co-Sponsored with the
Office of Alumni Affairs and the
Political Science Department

Program Highlight

William Donald Schaefer

Internship for Government Service


A tribute to Governor Schaefer's many contributions to St. Mary's College and the State of Maryland, the Schaefer Internship for Government Service aims to allow undergraduates hands on experience in public policy with the hope that they will be inspired to choose public service as a calling.

 Application - Due March 25 



Student Spotlight

St. Mary's Votes!

St. Mary's Votes!

Since its inception in 2004, the club has registered over 850 young people to vote in State and National elections. In 2008, the club expanded its role in civic engagement to include working as election and poll judges during primary and general elections.


Contact Us

Center for the Study of Democracy
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Mailing Address:
18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, Maryland

Street Address:
47474 Trinity Church Road
St. Mary's City, Maryland


Social Networks:


Dr. Michael Cain    
Professor of Political Science      
Kent Hall 105     

 Program Assistant
Kristen Bergery
Kent Hall 103

Aerial view of St. Mary's College of Maryland campus

St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001