Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Javeline specializes in the central global challenge of our time, climate change and adapting to its impacts. She is also a scholar of the former Soviet Union with a thematic focus on political conflict, political psychology, and political behavior and a methodological focus on survey research. The linkage between her prior and current work comes in the study of critical world problems and how people cope. From 1997-1999, she worked as a social science research analyst at the United States Information Agency (now part of the State Department). Currently, she devotes time to community outreach on climate change. Given the lack of opportunities to understand climate change and its impacts within standard curricula or community activities, she visits universities, schools, and community groups with the goal of making the complex issue of climate change digestible for a variety of audiences. She is also a presenter with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.