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About Elizabeth L. Chalecki

Dr. Chalecki came to the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) in August 2014. She earned her Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and also earned an M.Sc. in Environmental Geography from the University of Toronto.  

She is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Stimson Center. Dr. Chalecki recently concluded a fellowship at Goucher College as the Visiting Mellon Scholar for Environmental Studies. She has taught at Boston College, Boston University, California State University-Hayward and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  

She has also worked for the Pacific Institute, Environment Canada, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Brookings Institution. 

Positions

2014 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
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2013 - Present Non-Resident Research Fellow, Stimson Center ‐ Environmental Security Program
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2011 - 2013 Visiting Mellon Scholar, Goucher College ‐ Environmental Studies Program
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2009 - 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor, Boston College ‐ Interntional Studies Program
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2007 Adjunct Professor, Boston University ‐ Department of International Relations
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2003 - 2004 Adjunct Professor, California State University, Hayward ‐ Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
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1998 - 2003 Research Associate, PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT, AND SECURITY ‐ Environment & Security Program
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2003 Lecturer, MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ‐ International Policy Studies Department
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1996 - 1997 Research Associate, ENVIRONMENT CANADA ‐ Environmental Adaptation Research Group/Atmospheric Environment Service
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1990 - 1995 International Trade Analyst, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ‐ International Trade Administration
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1989 - 1990 Research Intern, The Brookings Institution ‐ Foreign Policy Studies Section
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2015 UCAT curriculum development grant
Center for Faculty Excellence, UNO
2014 Targeted Engagement Grant
Department of National Defence, Government of Canada
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2000 - Present Member, International Studies Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Political and Environmental Education Project Speakers Network, 2016 (only speaker in NE)
  • Eisenhower/Roberts Dissertation Fellowship, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, 2007
  • Henry Luce Scholarship, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, 2004, 2005
  • Open Fellowship, University of Toronto, 1995, 1996
  • Presidential Fellowship, Boston University, 1988
  • Arts & Letters Honors Program, University of Notre Dame, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986

Courses

  • PSCI 3260 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PSCI 3250 Global Security Issues
  • PSCI 8250 Seminar in International Relations
  • PSCI 4270/8276 Global Environmental Politics
  • PSCI 3220/8225 International Organizations
  • PSCI 2210 Introduction to International Relations

Education

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2008 PhD, International Relations, Tufts University ‐ THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW & DIPLOMACY
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1997 MS, Environmental Geography, University of Toronto ‐ Institute for Environmental Studies
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1989 MA, International Relations, Boston University ‐ Department of International Relations
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1987 BA, Government/International Relations, University of Notre Dame
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Research Works (12)

Presentations (1)