Rebekka Goeke

Research Associate & PhD Student


    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany



    Project Work

    Joint Project of IFHV and Venro: Training Program to strengthen capacities of German humanitarian NGO Staff, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO)

    Research Interests

    Practices of humanitarian action, the humanitarian system, non-state actors, humanitarian ethics, changing norms, protracted crises, transitional and development aid


    Postgraduate Certificate in Rural Development. Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
    2013 - 2016
    M.A. International Relations (MAIB). Freie University, Humboldt University, and University of Potsdam, Germany
    2009 - 2012
    B.A. European Studies. Maastricht University, The Netherlands

    Work Experience

    10/2019 - 10/2020
    Program Manager Nigeria / Administration Manager Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Malteser International, Cologne, Germany
    11/2018 - 10/2019
    Project Officer. Malteser International, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    03/2018 - 10/2018
    Project Assistant. Malteser International, Cologne, Germany
    06/2017 - 12/2017
    Research Consultant Food and Nutrition Security in Kenya and Tanzania. Funded by BMBF and BMZ. Germany, Kenya, and Tanzania
    08/2013 - 12/2016
    Research Assistant. Chair for International Organisations and Policy Fields, University of Potsdam, Germany.

    Most recent Publications

    Goeke, Rebekka: Old Rules, New Actors – Are ‘New’ Humanitarians Challenging Established Norms? Conference paper, 12. EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 12-15. September 2018, Prague
    Gevorgyan, Emil; Ammel, Elena; Goeke, Rebekka; Legelli, Julia; Marahrens, Sönke; Neubauer, Florian; and O’Connor, Colleen: Knowledge Exchange for Food and Nutrition Security – Developing Sustainable Mechanisms for Dissemination of Innovation in Kenya and Tanzania. SLE Postgraduate Studies on International Cooperation for Sustainable Development. Publication Series S273. Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humboldt Universität, Berlin.

    Language Skills


    English (fluent)

    French (intermediate)