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Jerome Sheridan Academic Director Brussels Semester OGIS | Finance & Personnel Administration

Jerome Sheridan
OGIS | Finance & Personnel Administration
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BA University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. American University

Dr. Jerome (Jerry ) Sheridan is the Director of American University’s Brussels Center and a Professor of International Relations. Since coming to Brussels in 1991, he has developed, directed, and taught a number of specialized academic programs on the European Union and NATO for students coming from American University’s main campus in Washington, DC. He serves as a Lecturer at the Netherlands Defence College, and as a frequent guest lecturer for various European and American audiences on transatlantic relations, the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy, and NATO. He is also the Chairman of the Fulbright Commission in Belgium, which is responsible for the Belgium, Luxembourg, European Union, and NATO scholarships.

Outside of academia, Dr. Sheridan is the President of the American Overseas Memorial Day Association in Belgium. For his service in this capacity, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded him the Outstanding Public Service Award in 2021.

Sheridan is a Past-President of Lions Club Ijsedal Tervuren, and a member of the Executive Board of the Transatlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is an active participant in the Transatlantic Policy Network and the American Defense Industry Forum, and is a member of several other community service, cultural, and professional organizations.

Prior to coming to Belgium, he taught at American University’s London Semester Program, and on the main campus in Washington, DC. While in graduate school, he worked as a part-time Legislative Aid for a Member of the United States Congress. He has also taught at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.


Spring 2024

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  • GOVT-333 Government and Politics of EU

  • SABD-391 Study Abroad: Internship: Brussels Undergrad Internship

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Fall 2024

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