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King's College London Centre for Grand Strategy is pleased to host Dr Charlotte Hulme, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the United States Military Academy – West Point, for an exclusive discussion on the political and strategic implications of climate change for world order.

Dr Hulme will be taking us through her latest book examining the under appreciated ways that transnational corporations help to make world order in an era increasingly marked by the effects of climate change. We hope you can join us for what will be an exciting early look at cutting-edge research on the future structure of global politics. Drinks reception to follow.


Dr Charlotte Hulme 

Dr. Charlotte Hulme is Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Deputy-Director of the Rupert H. Johnson Grand Strategy Program. Charlotte’s book, Corporate Climate Action, Transnational Politics, and World Order, examines how powerful non-national actors, including multinational corporations, are playing increasingly prominent roles in the international security landscape, particularly in unconventional issue areas like climate change, with interesting implications for twenty-first century grand strategy. 

Charlotte’s current book project explores the role of corporations in responding to climate change during the 2010s, a decade marked by an abdication of state leadership in the issue area. The book proposes that corporate climate action is a case study in the new actors and issues reshaping the arena in which states will have to articulate and advance their interests in the 21st century. It argues that the phenomenon of corporate climate action ultimately calls for a rethinking of the traditional relationship between states and exceptionally powerful, increasingly ambitious non-state actors.


Dr Pauline Heinrichs

Pauline is a lecturer in War Studies (Climate and Energy). Her research focuses on international climate diplomacy and the contestation of state security narratives in the context of climate change.

Pauline has worked with and led international teams in conflict and post-conflict countries such as Ukraine and the Baltic States, leading on qualitative methods and strategic narrative analysis. She has been selected as an Emerging Scholar by the Milton Wolf Seminar on Public Diplomacy. 

Pauline also brings professional climate diplomacy and foreign policy experience having worked for Germany’s foreign office and an international climate think tank. In her role as a Senior Policy Advisor at E3G, closely working with the UK Government and international partners, she built a technical assistance facility responding to over 30 requests from key energy transition countries as part of the UK’s COP26 strategy.

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Pauline Heinrichs

Lecturer in War Studies (Climate and Energy)

Event details

Dockrill Room (K6.07)
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS