Melvin Schlein was Assistant Director of the Bologna Center of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University from 1969 to 1973. His areas of specialization include: European politics, international relations, international law, and political theory. He organized and participated in conferences for U.S.I.S. throughout Italy and has lectured for the Milan city government on US foreign policy. An active member of the European Union movement since 1969, he holds professional membership in the International Political Science Association, and the American Society of International Law.