Pauline Baudu works on the convergence of climate change, geopolitics and security, with a focus on the European and North American Arctic and the role of NATO in addressing these issues. She is also interested in the intersection between climate change and gray-zone tactics, and climate-driven migrations.
She is a Senior Fellow with Arctic360 (Toronto), a nonresident Research Fellow with the Center for Climate and Security of the Council on Strategic Risks (Washington D.C.), and an Associate with Arctic Security Consultants (Ottawa). She previously served as a Research Assistant at the Polar Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program of the Wilson Center (Washington D.C.).
Pauline participated in the consultation process to inform the creation of NATO’s Climate Change and Security Centre of Excellence (CCASCOE) and is a member of NATO’s Research Task Group on the Effects on Climate Change on Security. She received the Third Place Award at the CDA Institute’s graduate student conference 2022 for her research on paradigms for NATO’s High North engagement. She is a member of the 2023 cohort of the Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative (NASI) organized by the U.S. Naval War College to study integrated naval deterrence in the Arctic.
Pauline’s research builds on her prior experience in human rights, migrations and asylum law. Since 2018, she has served as a public official at the French National Asylum Court in Paris. She has also worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and diverse civil society organizations on issues of migrants’ rights and non-discrimination.
Pauline is a graduate from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS Sup’) in Defense, Security and Crisis Management. She holds an M.A. in Crisis Analysis and Humanitarian Aid from Université Savoie-Mont-Blanc and a B.A. in Applied Linguistics from Université de Tours.
- Climate security
- Arctic security
- Forced migrations
Pauline Baudu. “Minding the Archipelago: What Svalbard Means to NATO”. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, 14, 76–82. https://doi.org/10.23865/arctic.v14.5197
Sherri Goodman and Pauline Baudu, “Climate Change as a “Threat Multiplier”: History, Uses and Future of the Concept”, Washington: The Center for Climate and Security, 2023.
Sherri Goodman and Pauline Baudu, “The Next Phase of the Anthropocene: The Geopolitics of a Decarbonized Future in 2040, A Scenario”. In: The Berlin Pulse 2022/2023. (Körber Stiftung, October 2022): pp 50-52.
Pauline Baudu, “Navigating Melting Ice and Eroding Exceptionalism: Theory-Driven Policy Pathways for NATO’s High North Commitment“, Paris: Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, 2022
Pauline Baudu, “Revitalizing France’s Sight on the High North: Arctic Environmental and Security Elements of the New French Polar Strategy“, Washington: The Arctic Institute, 2022