Center for the Study of Democracy

democracy@smcm.edu
105 Kent Hall
Organization Description
he Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) explores contemporary and historical issues associated with the ideas of democracy, liberty and justice in national and international contexts.
November 15, 2023
Antonio Ugues Jr., PhD, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, was recently appointed to the Maryland 250 Commission by Maryland Governor Wes Moore.

The Maryland 250 Commission was created by executive order to serve as Maryland's official… Find Out More
October 6, 2022
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA and founder of Futuro Media Group, delivered the inaugural Gwen Ifill Lecture at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Tuesday, October 4.

In keeping with the purpose of the lecture series, named for the… Find Out More
August 22, 2022
St. Mary’s College of Maryland recently hosted a visit by a delegation from Pärnu County, Estonia, visiting St. Mary’s County.  In 2019, St. Mary’s County formally established a “sister county” relationship with its Baltic counterparts, and this visit was part of the collaboration the relationship… Find Out More
August 2, 2022
Antonio Ugues Jr., associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was featured in an article in “The Deseret News” called “The rising tide of authoritarianism.” 

“Democracy is in retreat,” said Ugues in the article… Find Out More
November 5, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy will hold a legislative preview session on Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m. in Glendening Annex on the College’s campus.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Elected officials to participate include:

State Senator… Find Out More
September 28, 2021
On Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m., White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor will deliver the Benjamin C. Bradlee Distinguished Lecture in Journalism on the topic of Truth in Journalism: Reporting on Politics and Identity in America. The lecture will take place in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics… Find Out More
August 23, 2021
On Friday, September 17 at 3 p.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus, the Center for the Study of Democracy presents Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) as the speaker for the Judge William O.E. Sterling Constitution Day Lecture.

Raskin’s talk… Find Out More
April 19, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and the Hilda C. Landers Library, Archives and Media Center will host virtually Harvard’s Shorenstein Center Research Director Joan Donovan for a lecture and discussion on Monday, April 19 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Please register at: http… Find Out More
March 12, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy presents award-winning journalist Kavitha Cardoza for her virtual talk titled, “Undocumented Children in Public Schools: Trauma and the Compounded Loss of Language, Culture and Social Status on Life Outcomes,” on March 24, 4:30-6:30… Find Out More
March 2, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continue the four-part virtual series, ‘Bridging Our Gaps: Community Conversations to Rebuild Our Democracy’ with a March 10 event examining public views of policing in America.

The public is invited to join Antonio… Find Out More