- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
Dr Virginie Baudais (France) is a Senior Researcher and Director of SIPRI’s Sahel and West Africa Programme. Prior to joining SIPRI in August 2019, she worked for two United Nations peacekeeping operations, in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, as a Political Officer. Prior to her experience with the UN, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at Toulouse 1 Capitole University. Virginie Baudais graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse and holds a PhD in Political Science from Toulouse 1 Capitole University. Her research interests focus on the Sahel, peacebuilding, security, governance and state reform.
Peacebuilding and peace consolidation, democratic transitions, state reform and decentralization, political parties, elections and citizenship building, UN peacekeeping operations and UN transitions
PhD in Political Science, Centre Morris Janowitz, Science po Toulouse, Universite Toulouse-Capitole