Bob and Sue Brown

Brown Scholarships for Ethics in Public Affairs

The Mansfield Center is honored to offer two competitive scholarships totaling $3,000 to two UM undergraduates each year to recognize the importance of ethics in public affairs. Established in 2020, The Bob & Sue Brown Undergraduate Scholarships for Ethics in Public Affairs were made possible by the generous support of anonymous donors who created an endowment that will allow this scholarship to continue in perpetuity. Scholarships will be awarded in April 2022 for work completed this academic year.

December 1st Mansfield Dialogue

Mansfield Dialogue Coverage

The December 2021 Mansfield Dialogue, "Maintaining Civility in an Age of Division," featuring retiring Montana Legislators Frank Garner (R-Kalispell), Doug Kary (R-Billings), Mary McNally (D-Billings), and Diane Sands (D-Missoula), was covered by KPAX along with other news sources.

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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.

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Ethics and Public Affairs

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.

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High School

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.

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UM 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.

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Community Engagement

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.

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Explore the World — We offer opportunities to explore critical global issues from climate change to civic development for youth, community members, professionals, and educators.

Upcoming Events

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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.