Profile
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Laura Bullon-Cassis

Outreach officer and visiting fellow
ALBERT HIRSCHMAN CENTRE ON DEMOCRACY
Spoken languages
English, French, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Global environmental governance
  • Anthropology of international organizations
  • Sociology of institutions
  • Environmental communications
  • Social movements

PROFILE
 

Laura Bullon-Cassis is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is an outreach officer in the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and a visiting fellow in the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at IHEID. Laura is interested in the new forms of transnational collaboration that have emerged in the climate emergency, and the ways in which they challenge or complement established forms of collaboration such as multilateral diplomacy. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she has conducted fieldwork with youth activists in United Nations summits pertaining to climate change in New York, Madrid, and Nairobi, with a focus on how youth, as a symbol, is leveraged in these settings.

Laura teaches interdisciplinary courses on topics related to sustainability and media studies at Pratt Institute and New York University. As a writer for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) Reporting Services, Laura regularly attends UN environmental conferences worldwide. These have included negotiations for the Global Pact for the Environment, the UN Environment Assembly, the UN Climate Action Summit, and the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. She holds an MSc in Global Politics and a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and has held roles at the academic journal Public Culture, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and the PR firm Edelman. She has published her work in academic and media outlets, including OpenDemocracyGlobal Policy Journal and The Global Journal.