9th Patuxent Defense Forum
The Patuxent Partnership
The Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
9th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum
“Challenges for the U.S. and NATO in Promoting Middle East Stability and Security”
Understanding Regional History to Improve Security Strategies in the Middle East
The Future of U.S. and NATO Defense Strategies
The Intersection of U.S. Foreign Policies with Middle East Politics
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Forum
Reception & Dinner to follow: 5:15 pm
TPP Members: $80
Center for the Study of Democracy 2014 Fall Semester Events
September 30: Project Pericles Directors Meeting
October 16: Candidate Forum - Board of Education & County Commissioners
October 23: Kojo Nnamdi Lecture (Cole Cinema 6-8pm)
October 28: Candidate Forum - State Assembly & Senate
November 6: RADM White Lecture/Lecture (St. Mary's Hall 5pm/State House 7pm)
TBD: Democracy in Asia Event
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.
Friday, September 20
A Night with MSNBC Political Pundits, Michael Steele and Steve McMahon: The State of American Politics
Michael Steele, MSNBC and Steve McMahon
7:30-8:30pm | St. Mary’s Hall
CSD In the News
As part of research and international outreach efforts, Dr. Michael Cain, St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, recently concluded two trips to the Middle East and Caspian Region, returning from Turkey just after protests erupted in Istanbul.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People initiative awarded the Center a $500,000 challenge grant in September 2004. In 2008, the Center certified $1.5 million in private and non-federal funds to receive the full $500,000 federal matching grant. The Center reached a $2 million endowment in late 2009.