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 Scientists For Future.

Research Profile | Current Projects

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.

Selected Publications

  • Hardt, Judith Nora. 2019.
    Security Studies and the Discourse on the Anthropocene: Shortcomings, Challenges, and Opportunities.
    In: The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science, edited by Thomas Hickmann, Lena Partzsch, Philipp H. Pattberg, Sabine Weiland, 85-102. London: Routledge.
  • 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, Jürgen Scheffran. 2019.
    Environmental Peacebuilding and Climate Change: Peace and Conflict Studies at the Edge of Transformation.
    Policy Brief 68. Tokyo: Toda Peace Institute.
  • Hardt, Judith Nora. 2018.
    Environmental Security in the Anthropocene. Assessing Theory and Practice.
    Routledge Critical Security Studies. London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315202471.