Office: Raubinger 404
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm; Thursdays, 5:00-6:00
Department: Political Science
Position: International Studies minor director
Area Specialization Comparative politics (European Union, France, European security policy), modern social theory, political economy
John Mason got his Bachelor's degree from New York University, an M.A. from Queens College, CUNY, and an M. Phil. and Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center. He began at William Paterson in 1992. His areas of expertise are the politics of Europe and the former Soviet Union and American security policy. He is Professor of Politics and the Chair of the Political Science Department. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Center for European Studies where is a member of the European Security Workshop. Dr. Mason is a on the Board of Directors of the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York and of the Institute for Transitions to Democracy in New York and Zagreb, Croatia.
A recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship in France in 1999, Dr. Mason has been a Visiting Professor (Professeur Invité) at l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in 2001 and at l'Université de Paris VIII in 2002 and 2003. At the EHESS, he has been a member of l'Observatoire sur la Stratégie Américaine at the Centre Inter-disciplinaire de Recherche de Paix et d'Etudes Stratégiques since 1994 where he is a regular contributor to Le Débat Stratégique. In Paris, he has been a contributing member of the RAMSES research team at the French Institute for Foreign Relations, (IFRI), for the 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 editions as well as a regular contributor on U.S. politics and strategy to the review Esprit. In London, he contributes a monthly commentary on American domestic politics and foreign policy to the weekly, Tribune. His interviews have frequently appeared in the British, Canadian and French print and electronic media.
Among his publications, in English and in French, are "Clinton et l'exceptionalisme Americain," Variations, ed. Gilbert Achcar,(2001), "Le Débat Américain sur la Mondialisation," Le Syndicalisme dans la Mondialisation, ed. Serge le Roux (1999), "Failed Nation States" for the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Annual (1996), "Le désalignement du consensus stratégique Américain," Cahiers des Etudes Stratégiques (1995); and "Mitterrand, The Socialists and French Nuclear Policy," in French Security Policy in a Disarming World, ed. Phillippe Le Prestre, (1989).
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