Upcoming EventsTuesday, March 26
"Global Economic Integration After the Great Recession,
and the Importance of Free Trade"with Simon Lester of the CATO Institute
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.
Visiting Scholar Program
Every other year the Center asks a distinguished public intellectual to serve as a visiting scholar. The scholar is asked to deliver a public lecture, be a part of an ongoing class at St. Mary's College, and spend time in small groups with students.
David Healey has been a journalist, teacher and ghostwriter. He has written three Civil War novels, including "Sharpshooter" and a non-fiction book, "1812: Rediscovering Chesapeake Bay's Forgotten War." His articles and essays have been published in many magazines, including American History, The Washington Times, Blue & Gray, Running Times and Maryland Life.
Thomas Penfield Jackson, U.S. District Court Judge (1982-2004), served as 2009's Chaney Visiting Scholar for the Center for the Study of Democracy. Judge Jackson is a member for the St. Mary's College of Maryland Board of Trustees and an advisory board member for the Center for the Study of Democracy. During his time as the Chaney Visiting Scholar, Jackson will hold a public lecture entitled "Maryland Designe: The First Wall Between Chruch and State" based off of his Occasional Paper that was written for the Center in the Fall of 2008. Jackson is scheduled to visit three classes during his term as visiting scholar. He will discuss mandatory sentencing guidelines to Dr. Helen Daughtery's Sociology class, 17th-century Maryland in Dr. Christine Adam's History class, and the Mircrosoft case in Dr. Charles Holden's Democracy Studies Class.
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson was named a U.S. District Court Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. He presided over many well-known cases, including the Microsoft antitrust case, the drug trial of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, the public disclosure case over former Senator Bob Packwood's diaries, and the case involving the constitutionality of the presidential line-item veto.
Prior and after retiring his judgeship in 2004, Judge Jackson was counsel for the law firm of Jackson and Campbell, where according to his firm he specialized in defending physicians and hospitals in malpractice suits.
Professor Larry Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, served as the Center's second visiting scholar in March 2007. Dr. Sabato spoke to a audience of students, faculty, and community about the 2008 presidential election. He also lectured to an American Politics class about the history of television campaign advertising and lunched with political science students.
Princeton University History Professor James McPherson (at left) was the Center's first visiting scholar in November 2004. the He was in residence in St. Mary's during November 2004. Dr. McPherson is a former President of the American Historical Association and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History. He is the author of several books about the American Civil War including, Battle Cry of Freedom, Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, and Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam. Dr. McPherson participated in St. Mary's College Professor Charles Holden's Civil War seminar and gave a public lecture during his residency at the Center.