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.
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