Robin Pass

General Manager

I am the General Manager of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), one of Europe's leading academic institutions to conduct research on humanitarian crises. Coming from a strong tradition of international humanitarian law and human rights law, the institute today combines high-level inter-disciplinary research from the disciplines of public law, social science, geosciences and public health.

My tasks are manifold, as a modern approach to the management of scientific institutions can be best understood as the management of interfaces. Besides the administrative, organizational, economic and personnel leadership role I carry out in the day to day business, it is my job to shape the localization of our institute and our area of expertise – the humanitarian sector – in an ever-changing and fast-paced weave of politics, economics and society.

Building up on my experiences in managing a network of 41 development related master programmes for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), I see my role in more broader terms in facilitating a space for science that is open for stimuli from politics, civil society and also from corporations. I recognize the complex innovation systems that drive our society forward and am interested in anyone who is willing to engage.


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




Master of Arts (M.A.) in “International Relations and Development Policy”, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in “Political Science, Economics, Sociology” and “History”, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
A-Level (Abitur), Vestisches Gymnasium Kirchhellen

Work Experience and other Activities

10/2013 – 08/2017
Coordinator of DAADs Network of Development-Related Postgraduate Courses, at TU Dortmund and Ruhr University Bochum
05/2012 -10/2012
Consultant at the Economic and Structural Reform Programme, GIZ China, Beijing

University Admin and other Engagement

Since 08/ 2017
Administrative manager of IFHV Member in IFHV board of directors Dean of Studies

Most recent Publications


“The Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the context of Chinese security policy”, in: Heberer, Thomas; Senz, Anja-Désirée: “Task Force: China’s Role in International Relations – Global Challenges and Chinese Foreign Policy”, Duisburg Working Papers on East Asian Studies, No. 82/2010

Conferences and Panels

09/ 2017
DAAD Alumni-Workshop „Challenges of Urbanization – Advanced training for EPOS-Alumni”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (workshop organizer)
09/ 2016
DAAD Alumni-Workshop “Reintegration into domestic job markets – Vietnam”, Hanoi, Vietnam (workshop organizer)
06/ 2015
DAAD Alumni-Workshop “Reintegration into domestic job markets – Kenya”, Nairobi, Kenya (workshop organizer)
06/ 2014
DAAD Alumni-Workshop “Reintegration into domestic job markets”, Bonn, Germany (workshop organizer)

Language Skills

German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate)
Portuguese (beginner)
French (fluent)