Ophelia Eglene

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and French

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 Fall 2015: Mon & Wed 10:30-12:00 and by appointment
 Munroe Hall 316

Ophelia Eglène holds an MA in European Studies from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes at the Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg; France and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University at Albany, State University of New York.  She did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

Her teaching interests include European integration, International Political Economy, and French politics. Her research interests are the European Economic and Monetary Union , EU environmental policy, and the transatlantic relations. She is the author of Banking on Sterling:  Britain's Independence from the Eurozone which was published in 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield:  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739144107






Course List: 

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FREN0351 / PSCI0351 - Presidents of Fifth Republic      

Presidents of the Fifth Republic
In this course we will examine presidential power in France's Fifth Republic, introduced in 1958. We will study the seven presidents of the Fifth Republic - Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, and the current president François Hollande - through memoirs, speeches, research monographs, journal articles, and biographies. We will focus on the content of their domestic and foreign policies as well as their leadership strategies and visions for France in a comparative perspective. (This course will be taught in French; FREN 0230 or by waiver). 3 hrs. lect./disc. and film screenings. EUR LNG SOC

Spring 2014

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FREN0353 / PSCI0353 - French Foreign Policy      

French Foreign Policy
In this course we will focus on the foreign policy of Fifth Republic France (1958-Present). In the first part, we will study the role of Charles de Gaulle in defining the place of France in the world after the liberation and in establishing the major tenets of French foreign policy. In the second part, we will examine the evolution of French foreign policy by focusing on three main themes: (1) the relationship of France with its former colonies; (2) transatlantic relations; and (3) European integration. (FREN 0230 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc. EUR LNG SOC

Spring 2012, Fall 2015

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IPEC0500 - Independent Project      

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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IPEC0700 - Intl.Pol.&Economics SR. Thesis      

Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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PSCI0226 - European Union      

The European Union (Fall 2016)
The European integration project was launched in the aftermath of World War II as a means of making war between European states impossible. By the 1970s, this romantic aspiration for an ever closer union of Europeans gave way to a project focused on enhancing the global competitiveness of Europe's economies. In this course we will investigate the tension between these two visions of an integrated Europe by focusing on the historical evolution of the European Union and its institutions, practical and conceptual problems encountered in the integration process, and recent challenges posed by sharing a single currency and having open borders. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ EUR SOC

Fall 2015

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PSCI0304 - Internatl Political Economy      

International Political Economy
This course examines the politics of global economic relations, focusing principally on the advanced industrial states. How do governments and firms deal with the forces of globalization and interdependence? And what are the causes and consequences of their actions for the international system in turn? The course exposes students to both classic and contemporary thinking on free trade and protectionism, exchange rates and monetary systems, foreign direct investment and capital movements, regional integration, and the role of international institutions like the WTO. Readings will be drawn mainly from political science, as well as law and economics. (PSCI 0109) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
(International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ SOC

Spring 2014

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PSCI0500 - Independent Project      

Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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PSCI0700 - Honors Thesis      

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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"Evaluating the Euro: Past Problems and Future Concerns.” Harvard International Review, Vol. 30, Issue 4, Winter 2008, pp. 82-83.

“British Business and the Euro.” ACES 2008 Working Paper Series: Cases on European Economic Issues. Washington, D.C.: American Consortium on European Union Studies.

“New Models of Collaboration for Delivering Government Services: A Dynamic Model Drawn from Multi-National Research” in Bhattacharya, Moonmoon (ed.), E-Collaboration, Andhra Pradesh, India: ICFAI University Press (co-authored with Dawes, Sharon)

“Leadership and Authority Patterns in Public Sector Knowledge Networks.” The American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 37, No 1, March 2007, pp. 91-113. (co-authored with Dawes, Sharon and Schneider Carrie)

“Challenges and Strategies for Conducting International Public Management Research.” Administration & Society, Vol. 38, No 5, November 2006, pp. 596-622 (co-authored with Dawes, Sharon)


Program in International Politics & Economics

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