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Ms Laura Bullon-Cassis


Phd Student, NYU, United States



Laura Bullon-Cassis is a Ph.D Candidate in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her dissertation focuses on youth participation in United Nations climate summits, which have become key sites of contestation in the climate emergency. It simultaneously explores how the category of “youth” is deployed by UN elites and young people themselves, and to what ends. As part of this project, she conducted 18 months of ethnographic field research with youth activists in UN climate summits in Glasgow, New York, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi, and Madrid. 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 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).



Childhood, youth and climate change; UN summitry and resolutions on children and youth
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