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April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Global Literacy Talks: A Conversation on Climate Change

The American Democracy Project

Join on April 20 from 1-2 p.m. ET for “A Conversation on Climate Change.” Elizabeth Chalecki, the associate professor of international relations at the University of Nebraska Omaha, will share insights into her work as a research fellow in Environmental Change & Security at the Woodrow Wilson and as an environmental security subject matter expert for NATO, and she will discuss how climate change is intimately connected to national security. Then, we will connect in breakout rooms to hear your thoughts on the most pressing climate change issues, explore avenues of advocacy at our higher education institutions, and discuss how climate change is impacting all countries around the world. All AASCU-affiliated students, faculty, and staff welcome!
Biography: Elizabeth L. Chalecki is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Nebraska Omaha, a Research Fellow in the Environmental Change & Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and a Research Chair with Fulbright Canada. Her expertise lies in the areas of climate change and security, international environmental policy, and the intersection of science/technology and IR. Dr. Chalecki has authored groundbreaking research on geoengineering and just war, and has published over 25 books, articles, and book chapters on diverse topics such as climate change and Arctic security, environmental terrorism, climate change and international law, public perceptions of environmental issues, and water in outer space. She also serves as an environmental security subject matter expert for NATO. She was a Visiting Mellon Scholar for Environmental Studies at Goucher College, and has taught at Boston College, Cal State Hayward and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and worked for the Pacific Institute, Environment Canada, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Brookings Institution. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and an M.Sc. in Environmental Geography from the University of Toronto. She directs the Sustainability Academic Program for UNO.

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