Debra Javeline is a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. Javeline divides her time between the study of Russia and the study of global environmental problems, especially climate change. Her two current book projects are After Violence: The Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed and Solutions: Science, Politics, and Saving the Planet.  She is also collaborating with Notre Dame engineers on a research project on “Coastal Homeownership in a Changing Climate: A Study of Risk Awareness, Risk Reduction, and Resilience,” funded by the National Science Foundation and Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative. Javeline has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2005.

Javeline has conducted survey research in the former Soviet Union for the U.S. Information Agency (now State Department) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has held fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, Mellon, ACTR, FLAS, Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies, the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. In 2011-12, she was supported by a Mellon New Directions fellowship to study ecology and environmental law.


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Kayle LauckMary Clare ElliotKate Kirwan

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Comparative politics; mass political behavior; survey research; the politics of post-Soviet and other post-communist regimes; the politics of adapting to climate change

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