Dr. Mahmud Faksh is a Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science. Professor Faksh previously taught at the University of Connecticut, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and has served as Senior Research Associate in Islamic and Arabian Development Studies and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He joined the University of Southern Maine in 1987.
Ph. D. University of Connecticut (1973)
B.A. American University of Beirut (1965)
Professor Faksh has published extensively on Middle East and Islamic affairs.
Author of: The Future of Islam in the Middle East: Fundamentalism in Egypt, Algeria and Saudi Arabia (1997).
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