Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center


Fostering globally-minded leaders of integrity.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana fosters globally-minded leaders of integrity in the spirit of Mike Mansfield, a Montanan who served our country as our nation’s longest Senate Majority Leader in the U.S. Congress and as U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Join us to develop your leadership skills in cross-cultural communication and global engagement while addressing our world’s greatest challenges that impact you here at home.

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.  Learn more

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.  Learn more

High School Opportunities

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.  Learn more


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.  Learn more

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.  Learn more

International Opportunities

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

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.