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05/18/2021 - 05/18/2021 | Erkner

Normalizing Crisis

Public Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dennis Dijkzeul, part of the 4th IRS Spring Academy on Society and Space, "Spaces of Crisis"

Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul | Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Dennis Dijkzeul is working at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany for the past eighteen years. He studied Economics at Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and earned his PhD on “Management of Multilateral Organisations“ at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 1997. From 2002 until 2009 he was the first Professor in the Management of Humanitarian Crises at a German university (Junior Professor at IFHV, RUB 2002-2009). Since 2009 he is Professor of Organization and Conflict Research, Faculty of Social Science, IFHV, at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

His work experience include, among others, working for the United Nations (UN) in Africa and Latin America. He was part of the working groups designing the humanitarian programs of the UN in Geneva and New York. In Congo he was working with the International Rescue Committee. He has been Member of the UNOCHA Advisory Group for the OCHA Policy and Studies Series, UN, New York (2011-2013), and Member of the Reference Group of the IOB Evaluation of Dutch Humanitarian Policy, Dutch Foreign Ministry, The Hague, The Netherlands (2014-2015). He regularly consults for international organizations in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and the United States. His research in sociological theory, qualitative social research and human rights focus on humanitarian studies, management of international and local organizations in crises and local participation.

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05/18/2021 17:00 - 05/18/2021 18:30

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Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space

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Environment / ecology, Geosciences, Politics, Social studies, Traffic / transport

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