Upcoming EventsTuesday, March 26
"Global Economic Integration After the Great Recession,
and the Importance of Free Trade"with Simon Lester of the CATO Institute
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 Denver6:00 PM Cole Cinema
Monday, March 25
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 - WednesdayApril 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
League of Women Voters
of St. Mary's County
Natural Science and
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
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
Co - Sponsored with the
Economics, Lecture and Fine Arts Departments
What Just Happened? A Discussion of Tuesday's Election
Co-Sponsored with the
Office of Alumni Affairs and the
Political Science Department
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
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.
History of Support
2007 -- The Center receives a second, three year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote international programs at St. Mary's College and to develop the Democracy Studies minor.
2006 -- The Center meets its Year 2 NEH challenge grant hurdle by raising $425,000.
2005 -- The Center meets its Year 1 NEH challenge grant hurdle by raising $125,000.
2004 -- The Center and Historic St. Mary's City are awarded $148,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks in American History program. Funding will allow ninety K-12 teachers to come to St. Mary's for two weeks during the summer 2005 to study "Life, Liberty, and Opportunity: The Struggle of Freedom in Tidewater Maryland: 1634-1865."
2004 -- The Center kicks off its challenge grant period with contributions from the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, the Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Thomas and Helen Daugherty, Ben Bradlee and the alumni and friends of St. Mary's College of Maryland.
2003 -- Center receives a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct international student exchanges between St. Mary's College of Maryland and the developing democratic countries of Senegal, The Gambia, Brazil, and Thailand.
2002 – The Mellon Foundation provides a planning grant, enabling the College to assess prospects for its International Education Program, the focus of which is to bring foreign students from emerging democracies to the United States to study democratic principles.
2002 – A grant from the Library of Congress allows the Center to implement the Library’s Leadership Program, in this case enabling 20 Russian leaders to come to Maryland to study democracy in American government and society.
2001 – Terry Meyerhoff Rubenstein, trustee of the College and executive vice president of the Joseph Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, contributes the launch gift to the Center. Part of the contribution is for the William Donald Schaefer internship Program for Government Service.
2001 – Trustee Tom Daugherty and his wife, Professor Helen Ginn Daugherty, pledge an endowed chair in the social and historical sciences; this faculty chair will be of particular importance to the Center. Prior to the completion of the endowment an annual stipend of $10,000 per year to support a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Democracy.
2001 – Important gifts in support of both the Center and the Schaefer Internship Program for Government Service are received from the following: Baltimore philanthropist Henry Rosenberg; College trustees William Donald Schaefer and Thomas Penfield Jackson; prominent Maryland businessman Brice Phillips and his wife, Shirley; and Robert Stewart, father of alumna Eleanor Stewart ’98.