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Elena Chachko

Elena Chachko is the inaugural Rappaport Fellow and an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. She is also an academic fellow at the Miller Center for Global Challenges and the Law at Berkeley Law School. Her work explores novel structural developments in national security and foreign relations practice through the lens of administrative law and theory. She studies the vital functions of bureaucracies both within and outside government in this new policy landscape. Her current projects consider the relationship between government and tech platforms around security and geopolitics, emerging cybersecurity regulatory models, and the application of international factors in domestic agency regulation.

Elena’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the American Journal of International Law Unbound, among other publications. It has won several awards, including the 2020 Mike Lewis Prize for national security law scholarship, the Harvard Law School Irving Oberman constitutional law writing prize, and the Harvard Law School Mancini writing prize. Elena previously held fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, and the Harvard Weatherhead Center.