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Dr. Michael Cain
Professor of Political Science
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(240) 895-4215
mjgcain@smcm.edu

2012-2013

Monday, February 25 2013 
"The Future of Fracking in the Chesapeake" 
5:30 PM
Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary's Hall


Thursday, February 7 2013
"Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back"
A Lecture by Bruce Reidel of the Brookings Institution
5:30 - 6:30 PM 
Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary's Hall


Wednesday, November 28 2012 
"The Libertarian Vision of A Limited Government
Lectures on Liberty 
Dr. Daniel Mitchell, Cato Institute 
5:00 PM | Cole Cinema 
Co - Sponsored with the Departments of Economics, Lecture and Fine Arts


Wednesday, November 14 2012
"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


Tuesday, November 13 2012
"Proposition 8: The Play"
A dramatic reading of court arguments surrounding same sex marriage in California
5:00 PM | St. Mary's Hall
Co - Sponsored with the Departments of ArtArt History and Political Science


Thursday, October 25 2012
"Russia and America: What Can We Expect in the Next Four Years?"
An assessment of Russo - American relations with the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia 

James Collins, former United States Ambassador to Russia Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
5:30 PM | St. Mary's Hall
Co - Sponsored with the Patuxent Partnership


Thursday, October 18 2012 
"2012 Candidate Election Forum"
A public question and answer forum with candidates for the St. Mary's County Board of Education and 7th Circuit Court judge 
Cathy Allen, Marilyn Crosby, Jim Davis, David Densford, Joel Rose, Joseph Stanalonis, James Tomasic, Mary Washington 
6:30 PM | Leonardtown High School Auditorium - Leonardtown, MD 
Co - Sponsored with the St. Mary's County Chapter of the NAACP


Saturday, October 13 2012
"Laughing to the Polls: An Evening with Jimmy Tingle"
Jimmy Tingle, Comedian and Writer 
8:00 PM | St. Mary's Hall 
Co - Sponsored with the English Department, the Mark Twain Lecture Series and Historic St. Mary's City


Saturday, October 13 2012
"D4D on the Road"
A six-hour training workshop to learn tools of organizing, advocacy and strategies for making change while building sustainable networks. 
8:00 AM | Glendenning Annex
Co - Sponsored by Project Pericles


Wednesday, October 3 2012 
"Women's Suffrage Worldwide - Why Women's Votes Count"
A discussion on women's suffrage and the impact of gender on this year's election.
Zamanakos Lecture with Karen Offen 
Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research 
8:00 PM | St. Mary's Hall 
Co - Sponsored with the History Department and the Democracy Studies minor


Thursday, September 27 2012 
"Perspectives & Discussions on the Maryland Dream Act"
Quique Aviles performs an original short piece with monologues, poetry and music. A panel discussion of the Maryland Dream Act follows. 
Quique Aviles, Poet and Writer 
Bishop Douglas Miles, Koinonia Baptist Church - Baltimore, MD 
6:00 PM | St. Mary's Hall 
Co - Sponsored with the Department of International Languages and Cultures


Wednesday, September 26 2012
"Meet the Candidate: Dan Bongino"
Dan Bongino, the Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate visits St. Mary's College to meet with students and community members 
Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate 
2:15 PM | River Center 2nd Floor 


Monday, September 17 2012 
"The Constitution in Action: Civil Understandings of the 1st and 14th Amendments"
A discussion of the historical implications of the Constitution, featuring authors of two new books discussing different aspects of American history.
Constitution Day 
5:00 PM | Cole Cinema 
Co - Sponsored with the Departments of History and Political Science 

Tuesday. September 11 2012 
"Patuxent Policy Group: A Discussion of STEM Education"
Dr. Patricia Florestano, Maryland State Secretary for Higher Education 1995 - 2000
8:00 AM | River Center 
Co - Sponsored with the Patuxent Partnership