Franziska Stärk is a researcher in the “Arms Control and Emerging Technologies" project at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). She is also an external PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Previously at IFSH, she coordinated the "Young Deep Cuts Commission" in the “Challenges to Deep Cuts project”. Before joining IFSH, she worked as a Policy Advisor for the Munich Security Conference, where she tackled a wide array of security policy issues, including arms control, energy security, and human security.
Franziska Stärk is an alumna of the French Réseau Nucléaire et Stratégie - Nouvelle Génération and the German National Academic Scholarship Foundation. She completed her studies in Political Science and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen (B.A.) and International Security at Sciences Po Paris (M.A.).

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Franziska Stärk's research focuses on nuclear arms control and critical security studies. In her dissertation project, she studies intergenerational justice and nuclear weapons. Furthermore, Franziska Stärk is interested in the interplay of different non-proliferation and arms control regimes, the legitimacy crisis of the global nuclear order, and the debate on extended nuclear deterrence in Europe.

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