“Drivers of Citizenship Policies in Asia: Identity and Economics” is the topic of a lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 24, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. Lt. Col. Tania M. Chacho, Ph.D., will discuss how a state’s national interest can be determined by its citizenship policy.
Chacho is currently director of the Comparative Politics program in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point. As a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army she spent time in Iraq conducting a study on the new Human Terrain Teams, which were used to inform the Department of Defense and Congress on operations.
In 2011 Chacho was selected as a Fulbright German Studies Seminar Scholar, and traveled to Europe to study ethnic diversity and national identity.
The lecture is sponsored by the Creighton University Asian World Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha East Asian Study Group. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Chacho will also present her findings from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the UNO Campus, Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 216