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Harry I. Chernotsky University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Harry I. Chernotsky is Professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and served as the founding chair of the department from 2009-2016.  Previous positions included Director of International Studies and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.  He is the recipient of UNC Charlotte’s Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award and its International Education Faculty Award.  Chernotsky received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University and specializes in international political economy and American foreign policy.  He is co-author (with Heidi Hobbs) of Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century (about to enter its 4th edition) and has published in a wide range of professional journals. He has also been a leader in international studies education. In addition to spearheading numerous initiatives at UNC Charlotte, including the development of the Model United Nations program and the interdisciplinary International Studies major, he was Director of the North Carolina Great Decisions public affairs series for many years.  He has served as President of the Southern region of the International Studies Association (ISA) and as Chair of ISA’s International Education section.  He lectures widely on international affairs and consults on international education issues and programming.  In recent years, he has been Scholar in Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has worked closely with the University of Cantabria (Spain) on a global studies certificate project.