Ms. Nancy E. Wright

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: International Relations and Comparative Politics and Policy
Name: Ms. Nancy E. Wright
Official Address and Designation: Adjunct Faculty
Long Island University--Brooklyn
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science
Brooklyn, New York
Host Institution in India: University of Calcutta
Kolkata, West Bengal
Duration of Grant: 6 months
January 2012
Brief Bio:
Nancy E. Wright is Adjunct Professor of political science at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, where she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, comparative politics, and public policy and public administration since 2002. Within international relations, her areas of concentration include the United Nations, especially with respect to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance, global ecology, and small states in the international system. She created a speaker series on small states and international politics, as well as courses on the role and office of the United Nations Secretary-General. She has held research and consultant positions with The City University of New York Graduate Center Americas Institute on Science and Society, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations Association, the International Peace Academy, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the United Nations Departments for Disarmament Affairs and International Economic and Social Affairs. In addition to her academic qualifications, she is a manager with the New York City Department of Transportation, has held prior management positions with the New York City Departments of Environmental Protection and Housing Preservation and Development, and is the recipient of New York City's LaGuardia Management Fellowship. She received the Randolph L. Braham Dissertation Award, the Mayor's Graduate Scholarship, and University Tuition Fellowship from The City University of New York Graduate Center, the Hunter College Intercambio Research Fellowship, and the Canadian Peace Research Institute's Anatol Rapoport Fellowship. In 2009 she was nominated for the International Studies Association's Misty Gerner Teaching Award. She has published articles in"International Studies Perspectives", "Global Studies Journal", "the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance", and "PS: Political Science and Politics".