Pauline Baudu is a consultant with the Center for Climate and Security and a research assistant at the Polar Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Her research considers the climate-security nexus through policy analysis and strategic foresight on Arctic security, climate-driven migrations and the intersection between climate change and gray-zone tactics, with a special focus on the role of NATO in addressing these issues. Her research examining prospective paradigms for NATO’s High North engagement has been awarded at the Graduate Conference 2022 of the CDA Institute. She has also been providing expertise in the consultation process to inform the design of NATO’s new Climate Change and Security Center of Excellence.
Pauline’s research also builds on her experience in human rights, migrations and asylum law. In this context, she has been providing legal and country expertise at the French National Asylum Court in Paris since 2018. Her previous experience involved working on migrants’ rights and non-discrimination issues with several civil society organizations and with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
She is a graduate from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS Sup’) in Defense, Security and Crisis Management and 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, “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