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Dr. Magali Vullierme


Magali Vullierme, PhD in political science, is a post-doctoral researcher in the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN, Trent University) and a member of the Arctic GDR (CNRS, France). She is also an associate researcher at the Observatory for Arctic Policy and Security (OPSA, University of Ottawa), the Network for Strategic Analysis (Queen’s University), the CEARC (Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ) and the Observatoire de l’Arctique (directed by the Foundation for Strategic Research on behalf of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces). From 2018 to 2020, she was affiliated to the Institute for Strategic Studies (IRSEM, France) where she works on security impacts of permafrost thaw within the European project Nunataryuk (No.773421, EU Horizon 2020).

Her research aims to better understand the (inter)relationships between, on the one hand, the indigenous and local populations of the Arctic regions, and, on the other hand, multi-scalar security issues (collaboration with the Armed Forces, risks linked to climate change, health security). She has led several fields in the Arctic, notably in Nunavik and Nunavut, with Canadian Rangers patrols, in Greenland, and in Eastern Siberia – in Yakutsk and in the Bulunsky region for Nunataryuk (Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russian Federation).

Recently, she directed a study entitled “Réalités opérationnelles de l’environnement arctique – Approches transdisciplinaires et transsectorielles des impacts du changement climatique dans les sous-régions arctiques” (Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire, Étude n° 74, juin 2020). Other notable articles and book chapters include: “Towards Human Security in the Arctic: Lessons Learned From the Canadian Rangers,” Arctic Yearbook (2019); “The Social Contribution of the Canadian Rangers: A Tool of Assimilation or Means of Agency?” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (2019); “Evolution des dimensions de sécurité humaine en 2019 : Quel bilan pour les communautés arctiques ?” L’Année Arctique (2019); “Enjeux contemporains de l’Arctique américain” (p. 67-78) & (with M. Delaunay) “Les défis des infrastructures face aux mutations de l’Arctique” (p. 237-246) in the manual “Les régions de l’Arctique” Editions Atlande (2019).

Magali holds a PhD in political science from the Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ (codirected by Pr Roussel, ENAP, Montréal), a Master in Arctic Studies from the Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, a Master in International Security and Defence from the Université Pierre-Mendès France, a Master in International Law (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas), a Certificate of English Legal Studies (University College London), and a BA in Law (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas).