Ronald Schmidt Jr.
Office Hours Spring 2013Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:30
Dr. Ronald Schmidt is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Deaprtment of History and Political Science. Professor Schmidt received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Southern Maine in 1999 and is currently the department's Faculty Advising Liaison.
Ph. D. University of California, Berkeley (1998)
M.A. University of California, Berkeley (1990)
B.A. University of California, Berkeley (1988)
Professor Schmidt specializes in political theory (American and European), racial and ethnic politics (American) and urban politics.
Professor Schmidt is the author of This Is the City: Making Model Citizens in Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2005).
He is currently working on a new manuscript investigating the historical and comparative context for contemporary political discourse related to political crisis and mourning.
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