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.


Fall Dinner (for Government majors and faculty)

Sunday September 16, 2018

Featuring a talk by Assistant Professor Carrie LeVan, Making Community: How a Neighborhood’s Racial Composition and Design Affect Voter Turnout

Details TBD


Fall Conference

The Prague Spring Fifty Years On: Meaning, Legacy, Future Prospects

Thursday September 20th and Friday September 21st

Sponsored by the Government Department, The Center for Arts and Humanities and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

A conference probing the legacy of the Prague Spring of 1968, fleshing out its lessons for important domestic and international issues today, and producing a volume of essays.

For more details, including a detailed schedule, click here