Judith Nora Hardt leads the project “Climate change in security perceptions, conceptions and practice at the United Nations Security Council” at the IFSH and works as a postdoctoral researcher with the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin on the topics of “the economic challenges of globalisation of the European Union”. In 2014, Judith received her PhD (Dr. Phil) in International Relations from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) on the topic of “Environmental Security in the Anthropocene”. 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 in Ecuador, Canada, Switzerland and France and is active in the Network of Scientist For Future.
Judith Hardt’s research is based on a critical-normative approach and aims to develop the conceptualizations of security, conflict, human well-being and justice via the new readings of human-nature relations. The forms and roles of agency, expertise, power and normative foundations within global governance are further constitutive elements of her research. The emerging Anthropocene Studies and the question of the changing critical theories in this context are also part of her research. In the context of the project „Climate change in security perceptions, conceptions and practice at the United Nations Security Council”, that Judith leads, she follows the aim to develop new policy approaches and recommendations in order to address the several challenges of the climate security field with the joined forces of the triangulation of theory and practice.