Office Hours Spring 2013Mon. & Weds. 11:30-12:45 (G) & Thurs. 12:00-1:00 (P)
Dr. Francesca Vassallo is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science. Professor Vassallo received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. She joined the University of Southern Maine in 2002 and is currently serving as the Chair of the department.
Ph.D. Political Science, Georgetown University (2002)
M.A. German and European Studies, Georgetown University (2001)
M.A. International Affairs, American University (1996)
B.A. University of Padoa (Italy) (1993)
Professor Vassallo's research and teaching interests focus on the comparison of political participation models between the EU and the US.
Professor Vassallo's articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including French Politics, Journal of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Contemporary European Studies. She has a chapter in The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism. She is the author of France, Social Capital and Political Activism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
European Institutions: The European Union
Research in The European Union
With Study in Brussels and The Hague
May 18-June 2, 2013
POS 406: 3 credits (or 6 credits with instructor's permission)
The course is a great opportunity for USM students and for the general public to get direct access to the European Union institutions in Brussels and other international bodies in The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice for instance, as the best way to understand the complexity of international organizations. Participants will also be able to visit the main NATO headquarters in Brussels and attend presentations by NATO officials on current topics in the news with regards to foreign and military policy. Students will acquire a detailed knowledge of how the many bodies of the EU work together and how the EU itself has developed over timeLearn More