The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
Founded by an Act of Congress in 1983, the Mansfield Center fosters globally minded leaders of integrity in honor of the legacy of Senator Mike Mansfield and his wife, Maureen Hayes Mansfield. We honor their legacy of patriotic statesmanship to bridge divides from a variety of perspectives, unified by our love of country and commitment to democracy.
High School Programs
Today's students, tomorrow's leaders: Our programs align with UM's Priorities for Action, focusing on student success. We collaborate with local schools, the University of Montana, community and international partners, and the U.S. Department of State to empower young people, fostering cross-cultural understanding, leadership, and responsible citizenship.
What We Do
Promoting Dialogue — Public lectures and conferences are an important part of our community outreach and education, offering the opportunity to engage in conversation about local, national, and international topics.
A Way Forward — Examine the role that ethical values can and should play in public life, the moral quandaries faced by those who govern, and the issues of leadership and character in public service.
Tomorrow's Leaders — We embrace UM’s Priorities for Action to place student success at the center of all we do. Our commitment is not just to UM students, but also to Montana high school students.
UM Students — From long-running study abroad programs to courses on public diplomacy, we are committed to providing students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and global competence.
A Special Community — Maureen and Mike Mansfield loved Montana. We strive to engage communities throughout Montana in our programs, to bring the world to Montana and present Montana to the world.
Explore the World — We offer opportunities to explore critical global issues from climate change to civic development for youth, community members, professionals, and educators.
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The University of Montana acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish and Kalispel people. We honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.