Please join the Government Department for our upcoming discussions of politics and current affairs in Maine, the United States, and the world. Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to members of the Colby College community and the general public. All Colby facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please contact the Government Department at 207-859-5300 with any questions.


Friday, October 20, at 12:00 in Diamond 122 – Join us for a Pizza and Politics lunch with Milan Babik, Colby class of 2001 and one of our two new faculty.

Tuesday, October 24th, from 5:00-6:60 join us for a Government Department Social Hour-and-a-Half in the Pub. We’ll have food and good conversation.

Friday, October 27th, at 2:00 in Diamond 122 – Join us for Politics and Dessert with our new faculty member, Carrie LeVan.

Monday, October 30th at 4:00 in Diamond 153 – Boniface Mwangi, “How I Found My Voice,” a lecture by the Kenyan activist, political candidate, and author of Unbounded. He will speak about how he found his voice working to fight corruption and end public mismanagement in Kenya’s local and national governments.

Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 in Ostrove – Deb Schildkraut of Tufts University will speak about “The Role of the White Working Class in Recent American Politics.”

Wednesday, November 8, at noon our second Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call. This time we’ll hear from Paul Stares about “Conflict Prevention and Mitigation.” Save a place for lunch by RSVPing to Professor Seay (