The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center was established at The University of Montana in 1983 with an endowment from the U.S. Congress. The endowment, which is managed by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation located in Washington, DC, honored his long and distinguished service and expressed the universal respect in which his colleagues and the nation held him and his life partner Maureen Hayes Mansfield. The Center originally housed two parallel programs that embodied the core interests and characteristics of Senator Mansfield’s career, namely, Modern Asian Affairs and Ethics in Public Affairs. Ethical issues relating to international affairs and issues of leadership, public service, and the environment have been integrated into the Center’s work on Asia and U.S.-Asian relations.
The Center has broadened its original focus on East and Northeast Asia to include Southeast Asia, an evolution that reflects growing American interests in these sub-regions of a dynamic continent with ever-growing links to the United States.
The Center is located on Level Four of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana from which Mike Mansfield received his M.A. degree in History and Political Science in 1934, and where he taught Far Eastern history until he entered politics in 1942.
The Mansfield Center
Level 4, Mansfield Library
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2181 fax
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