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The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is a nonpartisan, independent research and public service unit of the University of Maine (UMaine). 

The MCS Policy Center contributes to the quality of public dialogue concerning local, state, regional, and national policy issues through applied policy research and engaging with the community. Our research is interdisciplinary, bringing together faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds—Anthropology, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, History, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology—with external policy experts to address issues confronting the state and nation.


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MCS Policy Center Showcase: Discover, Explore, Engage