Susanne Wengle

Nancy R. Dreux Associate Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

2053 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-4734

Nancy R. Dreux Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Russia, Ukraine and post-Soviet politics
  • Eurasian agriculture and global food systems 
  • Political economy

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We will live with Putin’s war long after he is gone

“No one knows why the Russian government does anything, but it now has an economy centered on the war effort. It is not considering climate change and carbon reductions in 2030 or 2050,” said Susanne Wengle, a professor of political science at Notre Dame.

Russia Splatters The Environment, Leaving Its Own Country A Mess

“Russia can’t afford to take a forward-looking perspective right now,” says Susanne Wengle, professor of political science at Notre Dame, in a conversation. Fossil fuel income will one day dry up, explained Debra Javeline, the study’s lead author and a professor of political science at Notre Dame. 

Does Russia stand to benefit from climate change?

The PONARS scholars, including Debra Javeline and Susanne Wengle, both associate professors of political science at the University of Notre Dame, studied the effects of climate change on Russia and Russia's role in global efforts to combat climate change or obstruct climate action.

The Kakhovka Dam Collapse Is an Ecological Disaster

The country is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of wheat — meaning there will be serious knock-on effects for countries that rely on imports. Farmers in the area also produce cherries, plums, apples, tomatoes, eggplants, and other crops, says Susanne Wengle, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame.

Kakhovka Dam breach in Ukraine caused economic, agricultural and ecological devastation that will last for years

Susanne Wengle, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, and Vitalii Dankevych, Doctor of Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Public Administration and National Security, Polissia National University, Zhytomyr National Agroecological University.

Experts at Notre Dame share less well-known global impacts of conflict in Ukraine

Nancy R. Dreux Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame, Susanne Wengle, told 16 News Now that often times many people just think of the front lines, but don’t realize that Russia also launched a Naval attack on Ukraine.