Judith Nora Hardt works as a postdoctoral researcher with the Franco-German research centre for social sciences Centre Marc Bloch. In 2014, Judith received her PhD (Dr. Phil) in International Relations from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). She worked as a lecturer for International Relations, nature conservation and socioeconomics at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Germany) and is part of the research group “Climate Change and Security” at the University of Hamburg since 2017. She has carried out several research stays abroad and is active in the Network of Scientists For Future. Her book Environment and Security in the Anthropocene: Assessing Theory and Practice was published with Routledge in 2018.

Research Profile | Current Projects

With association to the IFSH, she led the project “Climate change in security perceptions, conceptions and practice at the United Nations Security Council” (2019-2020), which was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Since March 1st 2021, she has been the project manager of the Franco-German project Multiple Crises connected to the Center Marc Bloch (Franco-German Research Center for Social Sciences, Berlin) Multiple Crises. Covid-19 and the Entanglements of Public Health, Security and Ecology in Europe. This three-year project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, examines the entanglement and interaction of different crisis phenomena that are particularly evident as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the three major subject areas of public health, safety and ecology, concrete interdependencies between these phenomena, which are perceived as “existential crises”, are identified and analyzed. One of the central aims of her research is to overcome the several challenges of the climate security field and to thereby advance the development of the climate security agenda with the joined forces of the triangulation of theory and practice, developing new policy approaches and recommendations.

Selected Publications

  • Hardt, Judith Nora, Cameron Harrington, Franziskus von Lucke, Adrien Estève, Nicholas P. Simpson, ed. 2023.
    Climate Security in the Anthropocene. Exploring the Approaches of United Nations Security Council Member-States.
    The Anthropocene: Politik - Economics - Society - Science 33. Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-26014-8.
  • Bartl, Gabriel, Judith Nora Hardt. 2022.
    Zum Verhältnis zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik im Kontext multipler Krisen: Covid-19 und die Klimakrise als Herausforderungen für die wissenschaftliche Politikberatung.
    Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik & Umweltrecht 2: 155-178.
  • Hardt, Judith Nora, Sébastien Vannier, Ulrike Zeigermann, ed. 2022.
    Dossier: La politique climatique allemande. Comment rattraper le temps perdu?.
    Allemagne d'aujourd'hui 239.
  • Hardt, Judith Nora. 2021.
    Research Perspectives and Boundaries of Thought: Security, Peace, Conflict, and the Anthropocene.
    Revista de Estudios en Seguridad Internacional 7 (1): 11-28. DOI: 10.18847/1.13.3.
  • Hardt, Judith Nora. 2021.
    The United Nations Security Council at the Forefront of (Climate) Change? Confusion, Stalemate, Ignorance.
    Politics and Governance 9 (4): 5-15. DOI: 10.17645/pag.v9i4.4573.