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, institutional and security change 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 Springer). Cornelia is a member of the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction and DCU Brexit Institute, Dublin, as well as of the  Association pour les Études sur la guerre et la stratégie, Paris

RECENT POSTS

ECPR Panel Chair: The Future of European Security and Defence Post-Brexit

22-25 August 2018 | ECPR Conference, University of Hamburg, Germany

This Panel aimed at generating an academic discussion on security and defence transformation in Europe post-Brexit. A detailed Panel description can be found here. My paper proposed a conceptual model encompassing theoretical proportions from regime and game theory to test the level of strategic convergence between EU and UK and make predictions on the potential for future cooperation. I was also a Discussant in the Panel "Perspectives on Europe's Security and Defence Policy", details here

Security and Defence Cooperation in the 21st Century: What Issues, What Models?

26 June 2018 |  Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire, Paris

This conference attempted to conceptualize modern forms of cooperation in the matter of security and defence, such as PESCO, EU-NATO framework and bilateral agreements. My paper proposed the theory of international /transnational collaborative security and defence regimes to conceptualize new forms of security cooperation. This theory was empirically tested using Germany and Romania as case studies. The full conference programme is available here

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

Contact

Room C144, Henry Grattan Building
Dublin City University (DCU)
Glasnevin, Dublin
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