Prior to joining DCU, Cornelia was pre-doctoral fellow of the ZEIT-Stiftung Hamburg and worked as a Risk Analyst at a crisis management company in Konstanz. She studied Politics and European Studies in Germany, India and Romania and was DAAD-Erasmus fellow at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, United Nations. She was awarded the with the LSRS Prize for the Best Romanian Research Student in Europe and and the VEUK-Prize for her MA thesis at the University of Konstanz.
Cornelia is founding Director of the transnational Research Network on European Security and Strategy. In 2019, her co-edited book "Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe. Risks and Opportunities" was published.
22 October 2018 | European Union Institute, Florence
This was part of the three-day seminar on "European Security: Old Trends and New Realities", organised by the Robert Schumann Centre and the Global Governance Programme at the European Union Institute, Florence, Italy. The seminar encompassed lectures and simulations. The full programme is available here.
12-15 September 2018 | EISA Conference, University of Economics, Prague
This paper investigated the causal mechanism between exogenous and endogenous sources of institutional change and transformation of security and defence institutions in insecure states, and was part of the Panel "Civil-Military Relations and Change in Security Institutions". Details here.
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.
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.
02 May 2018 | Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR)
School of Law and Government
Dublin City University
Room C144, Henry Grattan Building
Dublin City University (DCU)
Ireland / Éire