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Rosemary A. Kelanic

Room 605 F
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-8017
Fax: 202-994-7761

Areas of Expertise

Energy and international security, and international relations theory


Rosemary A. Kelanic is Associate Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, and Research Instructor in International Affairs. Her research focuses on energy security and international relations theory. Her dissertation, Black Gold and Blackmail: The Politics of International Oil Coercion, examined whether countries can use the threat of oil disruption to coerce political concessions from their adversaries, and is currently being revised into a book manuscript.

Dr. Kelanic holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College. Prior to joining the Elliott School, she was a predoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. She has also received fellowships from the Chicago Energy Initiative and the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism.


Ph.D., University of Chicago