Emma Hakala

Dr. Emma Hakala is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and a member of the BIOS Research Unit. She obtained a Doctor of Social Science degree from the University of Helsinki in 2018; her doctoral dissertation focused on the securitisation of the environment driven by international organisations in the post-conflict Western Balkans. Her broader research interest is on environmental security and the geopolitics of climate change. In her previous publications, she has examined such topics as environmental citizenship in the context of the work of the OSCE in the Western Balkans, and water sustainability at the local level in Nepal. Her current research focuses on climate security in Finnish policy-making and the potential for new practices to emerge to respond to threats associated with environmental change. She is also a vice president of the board of Historians without Borders in Finland. /2020

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