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Dr Barbora Šedová

FutureLab Leader at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

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Dr Barbora Šedová has headed the FutureLab "Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration" at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) since 2020. She has become a member of the Advisory Board in January 2023.

In her research, Barbora Šedová analyses the impact of climate-related influences on human security in countries of the Global South. The overarching goal of her research is to minimise risks to human security in a changing climate. Barbora Šedová holds a PhD in Economics from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and the University of Potsdam. She has completed research stays at Columbia University and Yale University. Barbora Šedová holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She has also held various research and consulting positions, including at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Netherlands, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, the German Bundestag and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).