Cornelia-Adriana Baciu

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Cornelia-Adriana Baciu is a  Postdoctoral Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC, doing research on transatlantic security, geopolitical adaptation and Europe-NATO cooperation post-Brexit referendum. Cornelia completed her PhD in Politics and International Relations at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University and was YERUN Visiting Fellow at the Centre for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark. Her areas of expertise are strategic adaptation; regime complexity; European security and foreign policy; civil-military relations and democratic security governance.


Cornelia is founding Director of the transnational Research Network on European Security and Strategy. Her co-edited book, Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe. Risks and Opportunities, was published with Springer. In 2019, Cornelia received the British International Studies Association (BISA) Excellence in Teaching Prize and the LSRS Prize for the Best Romanian Research Student in Europe. She was also awarded the VEUK-Prize for her MA thesis at the University of Konstanz.


Cornelia lectured Research Methods and Theories of International Relations to BA students at Dublin City University and to Irish Defence Forces at Maynooth University, and delivered evidence on CSDP and European Security in the Irish Seanad. Her research was published in international academic journals and open-source publications.


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, Romania and India and was DAAD-Erasmus Fellow at the United Nations in Vienna. 

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