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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Maine Policy Review launch new digital public policy publication.

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and its publication the Maine Policy Review have created a new digital publication series entitled Maine Policy Perspectives. This online forum consists of a roundtable discussion of pressing policy issues that are under debate by policymakers at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Adhering to the non-partisan commitment […]

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Blackstone to give author talk on latest book

Dr. Amy Blackstone, Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Sociology at the University of Maine, will be delivering an author talk on her new book Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Families and Creating a New Age of Independence at the Bangor Public Library. The event will be held on Friday, December 12, […]

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UMS Student Scholars Present on Pressing Policy Issues in Maine

Friday, November 8, the Maine Policy Scholars program held its final presentations for scholarship recipients. Four students from across the University of Maine System presented their research to four panelists, their friends and family, and the broader University of Maine System community. Hon. Libby Mitchell, Kennebec County Judge of Probate, former Maine Speaker of the […]

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Maine Policy Review Accepting Submissions for its Maine Bicentennial Issue

This special issue of Maine Policy Review will celebrate the state’s rich 200-year history. Articles will highlight policy successes and challenges by reflecting on the past and present and commenting on the future. We welcome essays that explore Maine’s political history and notable leaders; indigenous peoples; natural resources (forest, agricultural, marine, mineral, and tourism); economy, workforce, […]

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Rep. Kathleen Dillingham named Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Maine State Representative Kathleen R. J. Dillingham will be joining us on November 19, 2019 as our Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. About the Program: Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are individuals with past or current careers as policymakers in Maine—people of distinguished status and extensive experience. Each fellow comes to […]

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Research Professor Marcella Sorg cited in article regarding Epstein death

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Research Professor Marcella Sorg was cited in an article by Inside Hook. The article notes that a forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s brother is challenging the findings that his death was a suicide. Sorg cautioned against jumping to conclusions regarding the Epstein case noting that a broken hyoid bone is […]

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Director Jonathan Rubin presents to Maine Climate Council

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center director, Jonathan Rubin, was invited by the Maine Climate Council to give an introductory presentation to the Transportation Working Group. The goals of the Maine Climate Council are: Bold emissions reductions: The Maine Climate Council is charged with developing a plan to meet state emissions reduction targets that are now […]

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Now Accepting Applications for the Maine Policy Scholars Program

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is now accepting applications for the Maine Policy Scholars Program. This is a competitive scholarship program for students from all seven UMS campuses to carry out year-long research projects on topics relevant to the state of Maine. Policy Scholars are supported by a $1,500 scholarship from the Maine Community […]

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63 Full-Time Interns Successfully Complete 12-Week Government Internships

The Maine Summer Government Internship Benefits a Variety of Maine Communities Maine State Treasurer Henry Beck and Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey recently congratulated the 2019 Maine Government Summer Internship Program participants and their supervisors in a reception at The Blaine House. This year, the MCS Policy Center placed 63 interns in Maine state, county, […]

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