Madeleine Ary Hahne

Honorary PhD Scholar, Woolf Institute

Gates Cambridge PhD Scholar, Pembroke College, Cambridge


Madeleine Ary Hahne is the recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship which funds her research at Pembroke College, Cambridge, in the Faculty of Geography. As of October 2021, she is an Honorary PhD Scholar at the Woolf Institute.

Before studying for her PhD at Cambridge, Madeleine earned her BA at Brigham Young University, Provo in International Relations with minors in Philosophy and Middle Eastern Studies. She then earned her MPhil from Cambridge University studying Muslim-Jewish Relations as a Woolf Institute Scholar. Madeleine interned in the White House for President Obama in 2016, then worked in international development on the Iraq and Lebanon team for the National Democratic Institute. She is currently a Graduate Student Fellow for Deploy/US, an organisation devoted to convening and accelerating climate leadership across the political spectrum.

Madeleine's doctoral research focuses on how cultural and religious narratives around climate are formed, and how these narratives can transform real-world behaviour. She aims to direct her career toward advancing the cause of unity and peace through bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to create a healthier planet. She is supervised by Dr Mike Hulme.

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