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, Alina Viehoff. 2020.
    A Climate for Change in the UN Security Council? Member States’ Approaches to the Climate-Security Nexus.
    Research Report 005. Hamburg: IFSH. DOI: 10.25592/ifsh-research-report-005.
  • Hardt, Judith Nora. 2020.
    What crisis? Corona as a socio-ecological shock.
    In: Centre Marc Bloch: Gesellschaft im Krisenmodus
  • Hardt, Judith Nora, Jürgen Scheffran. 2019.
    Environmental Peacebuilding and Climate Change: Peace and Conflict Studies at the Edge of Transformation.
    Policy Brief 68. Tokyo: Toda Peace Institute.
  • Hagedorn, Gregor, Thomas Loew, Sonia I. Seneviratne, Wolfgang Lucht, Marie-Luise Beck, Janina Hesse, Reto Knutti, Volker Quaschning, Jan-Hendrik Schleimer, Linus Mattauch, Christian Breyer, Heike Hübener, Gottfried Kirchengast, Alice Chodura, Jens Clausen, Felix Creutzig, Marianne Darbi, Claus-Heinrich Daub, Felix Ekardt, Maja Göpel, Judith Nora Hardt, Julia Hertin, Thomas Hickler, Arnulf Köhncke, Stephan Köster, Julia Krohmer, Helga Kromp-Kolb, Reinhold Leinfelder, Linda Mederake, Michael Neuhaus, Stefan Rahmstorf, Christine Schmidt, Christoph Schneider, Gerhard Schneider, Ralf Seppelt, Uli Spindler, Marco Springmann, Katharina Staab, Thomas F. Stocker, Karl Steininger, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Susanne Winter, Martin Wittau, Josef Zens. 2019.
    The concerns of the young protesters are justified: A statement by Scientists for Future concerning the protests for more climate protection.
    GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 28 (2): 79-87. DOI: 10.14512/gaia.28.2.3.
  • Hardt, Judith Nora. 2018.
    Environmental Security in the Anthropocene. Assessing Theory and Practice.
    Routledge Critical Security Studies. London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315202471.