Cornelia-Adriana Baciu
PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations 

Cornelia-Adriana Baciu  

PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations

Cornelia-Adriana Baciu is PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University (DCU) and IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar. Her current research focuses on international security, civil-military relations, global governance, military transformation and EU security and defence. She delivered lectures to students in the programme Economics, Politics and Law at DCU and presented papers at several international conferences.

Cornelia-Adriana conducted extensive field research on civil-military relations, political change and security in Pakistan, India and Kashmir. She worked as a Risk Analyst at a crisis management company in Konstanz, Germany. Prior to joining DCU, Cornelia was pre-doctoral fellow of the ZEIT-Stiftung Hamburg. She studied Politics and European Studies in Germany, India and Romania and was DAAD-Erasmus Placement fellow at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, United Nations. In 2013, she was awarded the Prize for the best MA thesis at the University of Konstanz.

In 2018, her book chapter “From Guardians of the State to Guardians of Democracy? Institutional Change and Military Transformation in Insecure States” will be published (under contract with Palgrave). Cornelia is a member of the  Association pour les Études sur la guerre et la stratégie, Paris and DCU Brexit Institute, Dublin. 


Multilateralism and Interdependence: Prospects and Challenges

02 May 2018  | Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

This conference discussed the challenges facing multilateral institutions and the processes of cooperation between states. My paper presented a new methodology to analyse the transformation of security, defence and foreign policy applying Ireland as a case study. The full conference programme is available here

IPSA RC44 International Conference on Military and Democratisation

04-05 July 2017 | Christchurch, New Zealand
The conference provided a platform for discussion on the changing role of the military in the contemporary world order. The presented papers focused in particular on the role of armed forces in democratisation and security.  

Institutional Affiliation

Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR)
School of Law and Government
Dublin City University


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Dublin City University (DCU)
Glasnevin, Dublin
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