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Dr. Elizabeth Susan Dahl
Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science
Arts & Science Hall, 275G
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tel: (402) 554-3027
Fax: (402) 554-4860
Email: esdahl@unomaha.edu
Website: http://www.unomaha.edu/psci/dahl.php

Spring 2014 Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; or by appointment

Professor Dahl joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the fall of 2006. She received both her M.A. (in International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and Ph.D. (in International Relations) from American University in Washington, D.C., where she taught courses in cross-cultural communication and East Asian Politics. Previously Dr. Dahl received her M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Grinnell College.

Dr. Dahl’s research focuses on issues of politics, culture, identity, conflict resolution, and post-conflict peacebuilding in East Asia. One of her recent articles is “Oil and Water? The Philosophical Commitments of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution,” International Studies Review 14 (June 2012): 240-272. In addition, she finished an article for Human Rights & Human Welfare on “Sites of Contestation: What Apology Debates Tell Us about International Relations.” Now she is working on a project about the “The Gendered Dynamics of International Apologies: Implications for Diplomacy.”

In April 2009, she wrote an article entitled "Reconciliation and the Therapeutic Impulse: What Does It Mean to 'Heal'?" published by Human Rights & Human Welfare. She has also written a chapter, "Is Japan Facing Its Past? The Case of Japan and Its Neighbors," part of an edited volume, The Age of Apology: Facing Up to the Past, published in 2007 by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her dissertation was an exploration of recent US-China relations and issues of apology, nationalism, and historical memory.

Professor Dahl has worked at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC as well as several other regional and local conflict-resolution non-profit organizations. She also assisted with two interactive problem-solving seminars designed to help East Timorese in their deliberations in the late 1990s as they moved toward greater autonomy from Indonesia.


Courses Taught:

PSCI 1000 Introduction to Political Science
PSCI 2210 International Relations
PSCI 3640/8645 Politics of the P.R.C. and the Pacific Rim
PSCI 3660/8665 Governments and Politics of Japan and the Pacific Rim
PSCI 3920/8926 Topics in Political Science: International Peace and Conflict Resolution
PSCI 4200/8206 International Politics of the Pacific Rim
PSCI 4950 Senior Seminar in Political Science
INST 4140 Topics in International Studies


Dr. Dahl was a volunteer translator at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Read about her experiences in her journal.

 

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With Volunteers
At the Beijing Olympics, August 2008

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In China