A. Paul Massaro III

Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2015


Paul Massaro is a Policy Advisor, CSCE Liaison to the Chairman’s Office, and Acting Chief Administrative Officer at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission). At the Commission, Paul is responsible for Economic and Environmental Issues, i.e. the Second Dimension of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); Policing and Border Management; OSCE Asian Partners for Cooperation; and Mongolia. Administratively, he handles travel coordination and reporting, payroll and budget, logistics for hearings and briefings, and liaison with executive branch agencies, as well as a number of other matters. In addition to these duties, he is the Commission’s point of contact with the Chairman’s Office. He also serves as intern coordinator.
Paul graduated from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (MSPP) in May 2015 with a Master of Public Policy (MPP), specializing in International Security and Economic Policy. At commencement, he was recognized with the distinction Excellence in Scholarship, awarded to the member of the graduating class with the highest grade point average (GPA). In May 2014, Paul graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BA in Government & Politics and a BA in Germanic Studies.
Since participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program in Hamburg, Germany during his senior year of high school, Paul has been particularly interested in transatlantic relations, specifically U.S.-EU security and economic cooperation. He spent academic year 2012-2013 in Berlin, Germany as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar, where he studied at the Free University of Berlin. Paul is a Robertson Foundation for Government Fellow.