Lecturer on Law
Elena Chachko is an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School and a Global Order Postdoctoral Fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the intersection of administrative law, foreign relations law, national security law, public international law, and empirical approaches to public law. Elena’s work has been published in the Yale Journal of International Law and the American Journal of International Law Unbound, among other publications. She was previously an International Security Program Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Graduate Student Associate at the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a teaching fellow in Public International Law at Harvard Law School, where she was also the coordinator of the Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Elena clerked for Chief Justice Asher D. Grunis on the Supreme Court of Israel. She has also worked at the United Nations Office of Counterterrorism and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she focused on arms control and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. In addition, Elena previously served as an intelligence analysis officer at the Israel Defense Intelligence Research Unit. Elena earned an LL.B in Law and International Relations (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed the LLM program at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright scholar.