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Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Mosbach, Germany
Chairman of the Board of the HGB-Foundation since 2020; Chairman, Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS), a non-profit scientific society under German law, since 1987; Political Science, Modern History, International Law; Adj. Prof., Free University of Berlin (ret.); since 2012 editor of five English language book series published by Springer Nature
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He has published on security, armaments, climate, energy, migration, and Mediterranean issues in English and German, and his works have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Greek, French, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Turkish. Recent books in English published by Springer:

Hans Günter Brauch (Germany), PD Dr., was, until 2012, Adj. Prof. (Privatdozent) at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Free University of Berlin; since 1987 he has been chairman of Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS) and in 2020 he set up the Hans Günter Brauch Foundation on Peace and Ecology in the Anthropocene (HGBS), of which he is the managing board chairman. He was a guest professor of international relations at the universities of Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Greifswald, and Erfurt, a research associate at Heidelberg and Stuttgart, and a research fellow at Harvard and Stanford Universities. In the autumn and winter of 2013/2014 he was a guest professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He has been a member of the IPRA Council (1996-2000 and 2016-2020) and of its Executive Committee (2016-2018).

He is editor of these five English-language scientific book series published by Springer-Verlag (Heidelberg et al.), Springer International Publishing and Springer Nature Switzerland (Cham, Zug, Switzerland):

Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring, Mexico, Switzerland),
Deputy Board Chair, HGBS, former Minister of Ecological development, Morelos, Mexico (1994-1998), Research Professor, Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research at National Autonomous University of Mexico (CRIM-UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico. She teaches in the Postgraduate Program of Political and Social Science and in the Institute of Renewable Energy of UNAM. She has two grown-up children working at universities and two grandchildren.
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  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2022). Meeting The Covid-19 Moment: Peace Analysis Within the Latin American Council for Peace Research (CLAIP) 1977-2021. Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Doi: 10.1111/Pech.12513,
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2022). “Decolonizing peace with a gender perspective”, Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, DOI (10.1108/JACPR-01-2022-0678).
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2021). Reconceptualizar la seguridad y la paz: Una antología de estudios sobre género, seguridad, paz, agua, alimentos y alternativas, Cuernavaca, CRIM-UNAM.
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula; Hans Günter Brauch (2021) (eds.). Decolonising Conflicts, Security, Peace, Gender, Environment and Development in the Anthropocene, Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.
  • Moreno, J.M.; C. Laguna-Defior; V. Barros; E. Calvo Buendía; J.A. Marengo; and Ú. Oswald-Spring (eds.) (2020). Adaptation to Climate Change Risks in Ibero-American Countries — RIOCCADAPT Report, Madrid: McGraw Hill.
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula; Anita Breuer (2020). Agenda 2030 y nexos entre seguridad de agua, energética y alimentaria: el caso de Huexca, Morelos, Veredas, UAM, no. 40, pp. 61-93. ISSN: 1665-1534.
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2020). Earth at Risk in the 21st Century. Rethinking Peace, Environment, Gender, and Human, Water, Health, Food, Energy Security, and Migration. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2019). Úrsula Oswald-Spring: Pioneer on Gender, Peace, Development, Environment, Food, and Water. Cham: Springer Nature.
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2019). “Towards Engendered-Sustainable Peace to End Patriarchal Violence, in: Aigul Kulnazarova and Vesselin Popovski (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Approaches to Peace, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 601-625.
  • Oswald-Spring, Úrsula (2019). Género y comunidades indígenas ante el cambio climático género y comunidades indígenas ante el cambio climático, in: Rosario Ibarra Sarlat (ed.), Cambio climático y gobernanza. Una visión transdisciplinaria, CDMX, IIJ-UNAM, pp. 303-327.

She has studied medicine, psychology, philosophy, modern languages, anthropology and ecology in Madagascar, Paris, Zurich and Mexico, PhD, University of Zurich, postdoc in Mexico. She was the first MRF-Chair on Social Vulnerability at United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). She co-founded the Research Center of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (CISINAH today CIESAS). She participated in the consolidation of the Metropolitan University in Mexico City, Campus Xochimilco (UAM), founded the College of Tlaxcala (Coltlax), was a lead author of the IPCC, and a member of an IIASA task force. In 2016 she was elected in Sierra Leone as Secretary General and in 1998 in Durban, South Africa, as President of the International Peace Research Association. She was General Secretary of the Latin-American Council for Peace Research (CLAIP, 2002-2006), where she is now Honorary President. From 1992 to 1994 she was the first General Attorney for environment (ombudswomen) and as the first women she set up the new Ministry of Environmental Development in the state of Morelos (1994-1998). She published 70 books and more than 412 scientific articles and book chapters alone or with co-authors. Their scientific work was written or translated into Spanish, English, French, Finnish, German, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, and Swedish. She received several prizes for: 50 years of Research in Morelos; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; the Ecological Merit of Tlaxcala; Medal of General Emiliano Zapata; Women of the Year 2000; Fourth Decade of Development of UN; Academic Women from UNAM and the Merit of Academic Work

Disciplines and research topics:Ecology, psychology, peace research, sustainable development, global environmental change, climate change, water issues, gender debate, Anthropocene.

Jury Members for Africa
Dr. Grace Ngaruiya, Associated researcher
Kenyatta University, SPAS, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Ecology and Conservation Biology section.
P.O. Box 43844, 00100 Nairobi
  • Simpson*, N. P., Clarke*, J., Orr, S. A., Cundill, G., Orlove, B., Fatorić, S., Sabour, S., Khalaf, N., Rockman, M., Pinho, P., Maharaj, S. S., Mascarenhas, P. V., Shepherd, N., Sithole, P., Ngaruiya, G. W., Roberts, D. C and C. H. Trisos (2022). Decolonising climate change-heritage research. Nature Climate Change (21071249D)
  • Clarke, J., Brooks, N., Ngaruiya, G., & Wangui, E. E. (2020). African Heritage in a Changing Climate. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa – 55(3), 297-328.
  • Abid, M., Ngaruiya, G., Scheffran, J., & Zulfiqar, F. (2017). The role of social networks in agricultural adaptation to climate change: implications for sustainable agriculture in Pakistan. Climate, 5(4), 85.
  • Ngaruiya, G., & Scheffran, J. (2016). Actors and networks in resource conflict resolution under climate change in rural Kenya. Earth System Dynamics, 7, 441-452.
  • Ngaruiya, G. W., Scheffran, J., & Lang, L. (2015). Social networks in water governance and climate adaptation in Kenya. In Sustainable Water Use and Management (pp. 151-167). Springer, Cham.
  • T. Ide, J. Schilling, J. S.A. Link, J. Scheffran, G. Ngaruiya and T. Weinzierl. (2014). On exposure, vulnerability and violence: Spatial distribution of risk factors for climate change and violent conflict across Kenya and Uganda. Political Geography (special issue) 43: 68-81 doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.10.007
  • Ngaruiya, G. (2014). Climate governance, rural livelihoods, and social networks: Using the ecosystem service governance approach to analyse climate adaptation and resource conflict resolution in Kenya. PhD Thesis, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg.

Among many other journal articles, book chapters and scientific contributions.

Dr. Grace Wambui Ngaruiya Head of Ecology and Conservation Biology section from 2019.
Lead Author on cultural heritage in Chapter 9 – Assessing Climate change on African Heritage, IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Working Group II (WGII). (Ongoing project from 2018).

Grace has wide research experience that ranges from endemic species to regional assessments. She uses this knowledge to guide research among young scholars towards promoting sustainable resource management especially in rural semi-arid areas.

Discipline and research areas: Cultural heritage, climate change adaptation, rural social networks, resource conflicts and conservation of endemic species. .

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jean Chrysostome Kimbuku Kiyala,
International Centre of Nonviolence (ICON), Faculty of Management Sciences, Durban University of Technology (DUT), Founder and Director of Youth Advocacy and Peacebuilding Organization (South African NPO) and Youth Fraternity for Peace and Reconciliation (DR Congo’s NPO).
Tel. +27 313735752; Box 65075, Reservoir Hills 4091, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
Email:; kljeanchrysostome


  • (2021). Responding to Epistemic Injustice against Child Soldiers. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 29(3), 662-700. doi:10.1163/15718182-29030006
  • (2020). Dynamics of Child soldiers’ Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Well-being: Perspectives from Bioecological Systems Theory in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 52(3), 376-388. doi:
  • (2019) Combining restorative justice and social justice: Prospects of child soldiering transitional justice, African Security Review, 27(3-4), 193-211, DOI: 10.1080/10246029.2018.1559868.
  • (2018) The impact of globalisation on child soldiering: challenges and opportunities in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Social Science Journal 66(221-222), 271-284. DOI: 10.1111/issj.12132.
  • (2018) Child Soldiers and Restorative Justice: Participatory Action Research in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Cham ZG: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-90070-4; ISBN 978-3-319-90071-1 (ebook); doi: https//
  • (2017) Combining social justice with transitional and restorative justice: an agenda for an integrative justice model in transitional societies. In Jessica Evans (Ed.), Restorative justice and Transitional Justice: perspectives, progress and considerations for the future (New York: Nova Publishers), pp. 82-177. ISBN: 978-1-53610-688.6 (eBook).
  • (2017) Reintegrating former child soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In: Kaye S, Harris G (eds) Building peace via action research: African case studies (Addis Ababa: United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE)), pp. 223-236. ISBN: 97899944938-2-1.
  • (2016) Utilising a traditional approach to restorative justice in the reintegration of former child soldiers in the North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Africa Insight 46 (3):33-50. ISSN (Print): 0256 2804; 1995-641X (online).
  • (2015) Challenges of Reintegrating Self-Demobilised Child Soldiers in North Kivu Province: Prospects for Accountability and Reconciliation via Restorative Justice Peacemaking Circles. Human Rights Review 16(2):99-122. DOI 10.1007/s12142-015-0361-7
  • Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K., and Harris Geoffrey T. (eds.) (2022) Civil Society and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Anthropocene: An Overview [contributed volume] (Cham ZG: Springer Nature Switzerland) [upcoming]

Chrys Kiyala is a Senior Lecturer, International Centre of Nonviolence (ICON), Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa; Associate Professor and visiting lecturer, University of Bandundu, Catholic University La Sapientia_Goma, Catholic University of Bukavu and Evangelical University in Africa, North Kivu Province (DR Congo); former postdoctoral fellow and honorary research associate at DUT-ICON.

He holds a PhD in Management Sciences, Peace Studies and a conferred MTech in Public Administration, DUT; MPhil in Religious Education and Pastoral Theology, St Augustine College of South Africa; BA of Arts in Religious Studies, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi; BA of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome; Dip. in Mission Studies and Dip. in Theology, Tangaza University, Nairobi (Kenya); BA of Philosophy, Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome; Dip. in Philosophy, St Augustine University, Kinshasa (DR Congo).

Discipline and research topics
African social ethics and philosophy, child soldiers, civil society and peacebuilding, environmental conflicts and peacebuilding, peace and security in Africa, post-conflict reconciliation and nation-building, practical theology, restorative justice and transitional justice.

Professional membership
International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Peace Education Committee, World Mediation Organisation and Childhood, Law, and Policy Network.

Jury Members for the Americas
Richard Matthew
(BA McGill; PhD Princeton), Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy; Director, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, University of California, Irvine School of Social Ecology 5343 SBSG, Irvine, CA 92697 Phone: (949) 824-9670 Fax: (949) 824-8566
He has over 200 publications. Recent books and co-edited volumes include Contested Grounds: Security and Conflict in the New Environmental Politics (SUNY Press: 1999); Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods, and Security (IISD: 2002); Landmines and Human Security: International Relations and War’s Hidden Legacy (SUNY Press: 2004); Global Environmental Change and Human Security (MIT Press: 2010); Environmental Security, Volumes One- Four (Sage Press: 2014); The Social Ecology of the Anthropocene (World Scientific Publishing/Imperial College Press: 2015); Women’s Perspectives on Human Security: Violence, Environment, and Sustainability (Ohio University Press: 2020); The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security. New York: (Routledge: 2022).

His research explores challenges at the intersection of three sets of variables: nature loss and climate change; poverty and inequality; and disaster, displacement and violent conflict. Current research focuses on (a) environmental peacebuilding, (b) environmental change and migration, (c) climate change and planetary health and (d) the co-development of visualization tools using big data and local knowledge to provide practical hazard risk management support to communities that are highly vulnerable to flood and other extreme events. He has done extensive field work in conflict zones in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. His research is widely diffused beyond academic outlets to support the efforts of practitioners in the conservation and humanitarian communities. He was lead author of the UN policy justification, From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment. He has given three TEDx talks and been a featured storyteller on The Moth twice.

He is also Vice President of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association; a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Geneva; a senior member of the United Nations Expert Group on Environment, Conflict; a member of International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy and co-chair of its Task Force on Conservation, Migration and Conflict.

Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, Professor, El Colegio de Mexico, National University of Mexico, Mexico. She received an MA from the National School of History and Anthropology in Mexico in 1970, a PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, in 1975 and an Honorary Doctorate, University of Florida, USA.
  • Culture, International Transactions and the Anthropocene (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019).
  • (Ed.): Culture, Diversity and Heritage: Major Studies (Heidelberg: Springer, 2015).
  • (Ed.): Vivir para crear historia. Antología de estudios sobre desarrollo, migración, género e indígenas (Mexico: Crim-Unam - Miguel Ángel Porrúa. 2015).
  • Migration, Women and Social Development: Key Issues (Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing, 2014).
  • (Co-ed. with Cristina Amescua): Anthropological Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage (Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing. 2013).
  • Lourdes Arizpe - A Mexican Pioneer in Anthropology (Heidelberg: 2013.
  • (Ed.): Los retos culturales de México (Cuernavaca: CRIM/UNAM - Mexico: Miguel Ángel Porrúa, Cámara de Diputados (LIX Legislatura), 2004).
  • (Ed.): Cultural Dimensions of Global Change: an Anthropological Approach 1997. (Paris: UNESCO, 1997; translated into Spanish and Portuguese).
  • (With F. Paz and M.Velazquez): 1995. Culture and Global Change: Social Perceptions of Deforestation in the Lacandona Rain Forest (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995; published in Spanish, 1996).
  • Migración, Etnicismo y Cambio Económico: Un estudio de migrantes campesinos a la ciudad de México. México: El Colegio de México.
  • Publication as a member of U.N. World Commission on Culture and Development: Our Creative Diversity. 1995. (Paris: UNESCO, 1995; L. Arizpe was responsible for its Secretariat).

Professor Arizpe taught at Rutgers University with a Fulbright grant in 1979 and carried out research in India and Senegal with a John F. Guggenheim grant in 1981. She was director of the National Museum of Popular Cultures in Mexico 1985–1988. In Mexico she pioneered studies of indigenous peoples, migration, rural women, social development and culture.

As President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences she organized the World Congress of Anthropology in Mexico City in 1993.

She was a member of the United Nations Commission on Culture and Development, then became Assistant Director-General for Culture at UNESCO (1994–98) and soon after President of the International Social Science Council (2004–2008).

She participated in the Academic Faculty of the Global Economic Forum at Davos and the American Anthropological Association created the “Lourdes Arizpe Award in Ecology and Policy”.

At the United Nations she participated in the group of “Eminent Persons for the Dialogue among Civilizations”. She was Chair of the Board of the United Nations Institute for Research on Social Development, (2005–2011) and a member of the Committee for Development Policy of the Economic and Social Council at the U.N. ECOSOC. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt.

Among her distinctions, she received the award of the “Palmes Académiques” from France, the Medal for Academic Merit of the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Her latest publications in English are Culture, International Transactions and the Anthropocene, 2019. Heidelberg: Springer-Macmillan; Diversity and Heritage: Major Studies. 2015. Springer Briefs on Pioneers in Science; Vivir para crear historia, 2015, UNAM-M.A.Porrúa.

She has pioneered anthropological in Mexico, Latin America, and coordinated international scientific organizations, both academic and policy-oriented.

Disciplines and research topics: Anthropology, International development policies, Culture, Global Environmental Change, Anthropocene debate

Prof. Dr. Simon Dalby,
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada.


(2022) Rethinking Environmental Security Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

(2021) “Unsustainable Borders? Globalization in a Climate Disrupted World” Borders in Globalization Review 2(2). 26-37.

(2020) Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

(2019) (Coeditor with Susan Horton, Rianne Mahon and Diana Thomaz) Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges London: Routledge.

(2018) “Firepower: Geopolitical Cultures in the Anthropocene” Geopolitics 23(3). 718-742.

Simon Dalby is a Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, where he teaches in the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Victoria and holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University.

Prior to joining Wilfrid Laurier University he was Professor of Geography, Environmental Studies and Political Economy at Carleton University. He has served as co-editor of Geography Compass and Geopolitics journals and from 2012 to 2018 he was CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

He has active research interests in contemporary climate change discourse as well as the burgeoning debate about the Anthropocene and its implications for politics and policy formulation and a longstanding interest in the shifting parameters of debates about security, its relationship to environment and climate change in particular.

Disciplines and research topics: Geography, political economy, environment, climate change, environmental security, the Anthropocene, geopolitics.

Jury Members for Asia and Pacific

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dahlia Simangan
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability, Hiroshima University, Japan

Dahlia Simangan holds a PhD in International, Political, and Strategic Studies from the Australian National University (2017), an MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan (2010), and BA in Sociology from the University of the Philippines, Diliman (2006) where she is originally from. She was a Kanagawa University Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow for research in Japan (nominated by the United Nations University – Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in Tokyo) from 2017 to 2019. She is the author of International Peacebuilding and Local Involvement: A Liberal Renaissance (Routledge, 2019) and several journal articles and book chapters.

Disciplines and research topics:
International relations, peace and conflict studies, post-conflict peacebuilding, peace-sustainability nexus, Anthropocene, Asia-Pacific region

Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed,
Professor of International Relations, Director, Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh;

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed has authored, co-authored, or edited 34 books and 13 monographs. More than 120 research papers and scholarly articles have been published in leading journals and chapters in edited volumes. His recent publications are the following books:

  • Imtiaz Ahmed: South Asian Rivers. A Framework for Cooperation (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018);
  • COVID-19: The otherside of living through the pandemic, edited (Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh, 2021);
  • Rights, Rivers, and the Quest for Water Commons: The Case of Bangladesh (Cham: Springer nature Switzerland, 2021);
  • Ensuring Life without Terror: Responses to Terrorism in Bangladesh, 2 volumes, co-edited (Dhaka: The University Press Limited) (with Monirul Islam), 2021.

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed was born in Bangladesh, and is Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for Genocide Studies at the University of Dhaka. Professor Ahmed was educated at the University of Dhaka, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Sagesse University, Beirut. Professor Ahmed is the recipient of various awards and honours.

Discipline and research area: Political science, international relations, peace research, genocide studies, environmental and water issues, South Asian politics, religion and culture, tolerance and terrorism, politics of development, refugees and migration, and women and the environment.

Prof. Dr. Susan Park,
Professor of Global Governance, Department of International Relations
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
As the postgraduate coordinator she supervises higher degrees.

Prof. Dr. Susan Park has published in numerous journals, most recently in the Review of International Political Economy. Her most recent books are:

She has co-edited special editions and books including:

  • (with Teresa Kramarz) Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap (MIT Press, 2019) and
  • (with Antje Vetterlein): Owning Development (Cambridge, 2010).

Susan Park is an Associate Editor of the journal

  • Global Environmental Politics and
  • is Co-Convenor with Dr Teresa Kramarz (University of Toronto) of the Earth Systems Governance (ESG) Task Force ‘Accountability in Global Environmental Governance.’

Susan was the Chair of the Environmental Studies Section of the ISA from 2015 to 2017. Her list of publications is here:

Professor Susan M. Park’s primary research interests include:

  • International Relations
  • Constructivist theory, processes of socialisation and identity change
  • International Organisations and Global Governance
  • The World Bank Group and Regional Development Banks
  • International Economic Organisations (the IMF and the WTO)
  • Non-Government Organisations; Environmental Advocacy
  • Global Environmental Politics

Research Affiliations:

Journals (Board member):

  • Earth Systems Governance journal
  • Review of International Political Economy
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
  • International Studies Perspectives.

Academic Associations:

Jury Members for Europe
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran,
Department of Geography, Hamburg University, Research Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC) at the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, Hamburg University, Germany;
  Disciplines and research topics: Physics, mathematics, geography; multi-disciplinary research on potential security risks, social instabilities and conflicts due to climate change; strategies for international cooperation, conflict management and sustainable peace. Integrated framework of linkages and feedbacks between climate change, natural resources, human needs and societal stability; Human-society-nature interactions; climate change, climate security and resource conflicts; renewable energies and sustainable land use; modelling of complex systems; technology assessment, arms control and international security.
Dr. Judith Nora Hardt,
Researcher Centre Marc Bloch, German-French Research Center for Social Sciences, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
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Journal Articles

Research Fields & Expertise

International Relations and Political Theory; Security Studies; Peace & Conflict Studies; Global Governance; Climate Politics and Climate Security

Academic Qualifications

  • Dr. phil. (PhD) International Relations
  • DEA (M.A.) International Relations, International Law and History of Law
  • B. Sc. International Forest Ecosystem Management

Professional experience and research activities (since Aug./ Sep. 2019):

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Group: The State, Political Norms and Political Conflicts, Centre Marc Bloch, Humboldt Univ., Berlin
  • "Postdoctoral Researcher, project leader of "Multiple Crises. Covid-19 and the Entanglements of Public Health, Security and Ecology in Europe", Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, project leader “The role of climate change at the in security United Nations Security Council", Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (Hamburg)

Study and research stays abroad

  • University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain (DEA, PhD. 2005-2013)
  • Collège d’Études Mondiales, FMSH, Paris, France (2018)  Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), UNEP, Geneva, Switzerland Brussels, Belgium (2012)
  • Research Center for Environmental Politics, Free University Berlin (2011)
  • Adelphi Research Institute, Berlin, Germany (2010)
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (2004)
  • Universidad Técnica Particular Loja, Ecuador (2003-2004)

Professional memberships

  • International Studies Association (ISA); International Political Science Association
  • (IPSA); European Consortium of Political Research; German Political Science Association (DVPW); Federation of German Scientists (VDW); Scientists for Future
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