BiographyDr. Cornelia A. Baciu is Postdoctoral Fellow in European Security at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She was 2019-2020 DAAD-Postdoctoral Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. Her current research focuses on world order, US foreign policy, comparative strategy, international organisations (NATO, EU) and democratic security governance. She obtained her PhD in civil-military relations and global governance from Dublin City University and was YERUN Visiting Fellow at the Centre for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark. Dr. Baciu delivered evidence on the future of CSDP/CFSP in the Irish Senate and lectured Research Methods, International Relations Theories, and Transatlantic Security Policy Post-Brexit at Dublin City University, Maynooth University (Ireland) and Georgetown University (USA). Her research was published in peer-reviewed journals and open-source publications. Dr. Baciu is affiliated with the DCU Brexit Institute and Co-Convenor of the Working Group "European Security and Defence Transformation" of the Association pour les Études sur la guerre et la stratégie (AEGES) Paris.
Dr. Baciu was pre-doctoral fellow of the ZEIT-Stiftung Hamburg and worked as a Risk Analyst at a crisis management company in Konstanz. She studied Political Sciences and European Studies in Germany, India and Romania and was DAAD-Erasmus Fellow at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, United Nations in Vienna, Austria. She was awarded with the BISA Excellence in Teaching Prize, the LSRS Prize for the Best Romanian Research Student in Europe and the VEUK-Prize for her MA thesis at the University of Konstanz.
Dr. Baciu is Deputy Convenor of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Foreign Policy Working Group and Director of the international Research Network on European Security and Strategy. She published two books: "Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe. Risks and Opportunities" (2019, Springer, with John Doyle) and "Civil-Military Relations and Global Security Governance. Strategy, Hybrid Orders and the Case of Pakistan" (2021, Routledge).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Security Organizations; Foreign Policy; Civil-Military Relations; Comparative Strategy