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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
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RESEARCH FOCUS

Humanitarian Studies, Management of International and Local Organizations in Crises, Local Participation

EDUCATION  

04/2017     Training of Trainers Workshop on the Core Humanitarian Standard.
Since 10/2009      Professor of Organization and Conflict Research, Faculty of Social Science, RUB.
10/2002–09/2009      Junior Professor in the Management of Humanitarian Crises, IFHV, RUB.
09/1990–01/1997     Earned PhD at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
09/1987–08/1991      Philosophy courses, Free University, Amsterdam, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
09/1984–08/1990   Economics, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Specialization in Commercial Economics/ Business Economics.
Main subjects: organizational behavior, organizational psychology, accounting.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Memberships

01/2015 - 03/2016     Member of the Advisory Group of HERE Geneva on “Mapping International Humanitarian Organizations”.
03/2014 - 11/2015          Member of the Reference Group of the IOB Evaluation of Dutch Humanitarian Policy, Dutch Foreign Ministry, The Hague, The Netherlands.
07/2013 - 07/2015      Member of the Arbeitskreis “Internationalisierung” (Working Group Internationalization) Ruhr-Universität Bochum,Germany.
Since 03/2014   Research Coordinator, IFHV, RUB.
Since 07/2012   Member of the Editorial Board of the “Routledge Humanitarian Studies” Book-series.
12/2011 - 12/2013   Member of the UNOCHA Advisory Group for the OCHA Policy and Studies Series, UN, New York, USA.
02/2009 - 08/2018   Founding Member of the Board of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) and co-organizer of the World Conferences of Humanitarian Studies (WCHS), Groningen 2009, Medford 2011, and Istanbul 2013, Addis Abeba 2016, The Hague 2018.
Since 07/2008          Member of the Board of Directors, IFHV, RUB.
Since 01/2007          Member of the International Editorial Board of Cosmopolis.
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:
2019-2021      Grant “Food Security Research in South Sudan and Northern Uganda” by Deutscher Caritasverbund e.V.
2018                 Grant “Afghanistan Rights Monitoring Project Evaluation” by Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO).
2018      'Phase 2 - Leave no one behind!': Mainstreaming of Disability in Humanitarian Action" by German Federal Foreign Office (in cooperation with Handicap International e.V. and Christoffel Blindenmission e.V.)
2018      Grant “IDP and food security evaluation DMI in Juba, South
Sudan and Humanitarian Strategy Formulation Caritas Gulu, Uganda” by Deutscher Caritasverbund e.V.
2018      Author’s conference “Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs” by Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung.
2017      Evaluation refugee camps in Northern Uganda by Deutscher Caritasverbund e.V.
2017      Grant Research/PhD support by Sustainable Livelihoods Research Consortium.
2017      Grant “Resilienz durch sozialen Zusammenhalt: Die Rolle von Organisationen by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (with BUW and DRK).
2013      Grant NOHA International Summer School (RUB and RU Groningen) by EU Directorate General for Humanitarian Action and Civil Protection (ECHO).

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  
Books Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2016) The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles, Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, Global Institution Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Hrsg.) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.
Articles   Aembe, B. and Dijkzeul, D. (2018) ‘Performance-based Financing and Strengthening Health Governance in the Fragile State of the Democratic Republic of Congo’, International Public Management Review, 1/2, pp. 224-254.

Wakenge, C.I., Dijkzeul, D. and Vlassenroot, K. (2018) ‘Ruling the Old Game of Smuggling? Coltan Mining, Trade and Reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, Journal of Modern African Studies, 3, pp. 1-26.

Funke, C. and Dijkzeul, D. (2017) ‘The Growing Pains and Growing Neglect of a Normative Framework: The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement’, Humanitäres Völkerrecht Informationsschriften, 3/4, pp. 91-101.

Dijkzeul, D., Bohlen R. und Mehrabi F. (2017) ‘Summer School „Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century“’, Neues Handbuch für die Hochschullehre, 1, pp. 1-18.

Dijkzeul, D. (2015) ‘Wann ein Krieg ein Krieg ist’, RUBIN Wissenschaftsmagazin, 2, pp. 26-27.

Dijkzeul, D. (2015) ‘Humanitären Krisen: Wann ein Krieg ein Krieg ist’, RUBIN Wissenschaftsmagazin Compact, 2, p. 8.

Dijkzeul, D. (2015) ‘Humanitarian Crises: When a War is a War’, RUBIN Wissenschaftsmagazin Compact, 2, p. 8.

Dijkzeul, D. and Wakenge, C.I. (2014) ‘Proselytizing as Spoiling from Within? Comparing Proselytizing by UN Peacekeepers in the Sudan and the DR Congo’ Journal of International Organizations Studies, Special Issue on Spoiling within Peacekeeping Operations, 1, pp. 39-55.

Dijkzeul, D., Hilhorst, D. and Walker, P. (2013) ‘Introduction: Evidence-Based Action in Humanitarian Crisis’, Disasters, Special Issue on Evidence-Based Action in Humanitarian Crises, 3, S1, pp. S1-S19.

Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‘Migrant Organisations in Humanitarian Action’ Journal of International Migration and Integration, March 2013, pp. 159-177, DOI 10.1007/s12134-013-0273-9.

Contributions to Edited Volumes:

DeMars, W. and Dijkzeul, D. (2019) ‘Constituting NGOs’, pp. 75-89, in Davies, Th. (2019) Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, Routledge, London and New York.

Fomerand, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (2018) ‘Coordinating Economic & Social Affairs’, pp. 655-678, in: Weiss, T. and Daws, S. (Eds) (2018) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, Oxford University Press, Oxford, second edition.

Dijkzeul, D., Hilhorst, D., Walker, P., and Gerdesmeier, V. (2017) ‚Erkenntnisgestütztes Handeln in humanitären Krisen‘, pp. 12-15, in Gerdesmeier, V. (ed.) (2017) "Wirkungsorientierung in der Humanitären Hilfe – vom Konzept zur Praxis", Caritas International, Freiburg.

DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (2016), “Cómo la Teoría de Relaciones Internacionales Esconde la Política de las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales [How International Relations Theory Hides NGO Politics], pp. 327-357, in Zamudio, L., Arellano, D. y Culebro, J. (2016), Puentes, Fronteras y Murallas Interdisciplinarias en torno a las Organizaciones Internacionales, CIDE, Ciudad de México.

Dijkzeul, D. and Hilhorst, D. (2016) ‘Instrumentalisation of Aid in Humanitarian Crises: Obstacle or Precondition for Cooperation?’ pp. 54-71, Heins, V.M., Koddenbrock K., and Unrau, C. (eds.) (2016) Humanitarianism and Challenges of Cooperation, Routledge, London and New York.

Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (2016) ‘Introduction: New Humanitarians Getting Old?’ pp. 1-22, in Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2016) The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles, Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

Dijkzeul, D., R. O’Neill, R. and Sezgin, Z. (2016) ‘Conclusions: Convergence or Divergence?’, pp. 339-365, in Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2016) The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles, Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul D. (2015) ‘Introduction: NGOing: Practice, Bridging and Power’, pp. 3-38, in DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds.) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, Routledge, Milton Park.

Dijkzeul, D. (2015) ‘Heart of Paradox: War, Rape and NGOs in the DR Congo,’ pp. 262-286, in DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds.) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, The Global Institutions Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (2015) ‘Conclusion: NGO Research and International Relations Theory’, pp. 289-316, in DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds.) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, Routledge, Milton Park.

Rosenow-Williams, K., Dijkzeul, D., de la Portilla, R. (2014), ‘Migrant Organizations Active in Humanitarian Crises in Afghanistan: Theoretical and Empirical Questions’. pp. 1-16, in H.-G. Soeffner (ed.) Vielfalt und Zusammenhalt. Verhandlungen zum 36. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Bochum 2012. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‚Einführung‘, pp. 1-5, in: Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Dijkzeul, D. and Reinhardt, D. (2013) ‚Das internationale humanitäre System und seine Akteure,‘ pp. 77-103, in: Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‚ Bilanz, Perspektiven, Herausforderungen,‘ pp. 409-421, in: Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‘Bridging Diverse Expectations in Germany and Pakistan: The Transnational Legitimization Strategies of Caritas,’ pp. 430-462, in: Maletzky, M., Seeliger, M., and Wannöffel, M., (2013) Arbeit, Organisation und Mobilität: Eine grenzüberschreitende Perspektive, Festschrift für Ludger Pries [Labor, Organisation and Mobility: A Cross-Border Perspective, Liber Amoricum for Ludger Pries], Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York.

Conference Papers   Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. (2018) ‘Introduction` Author’s Conference Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs, Ruhr University Bochum, Friday, September 7, pp. 1-16.

Dijkzeul, D. und D. Griesinger (2018) ‚Wann ist eine humanitäre Krise eine humanitäre Krise? Zur Definition und Auslegung eines vagen Begriffspaares [When is a Humanitarian Crisis a Humanitarian Crisis? On the Definition and Explanation of a Vague Conceptual Couple], Leibniz Forschungsverbund "Krisen in einer globalisierten Welt", Berlin, Thursday, March 1, pp. 1-17.

DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (2017) ‘Glimpsing Structure and Agency in World Politics, Refracted through NGOs’, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 22, 2017, pp. 1-23.

Dijkzeul, D. and Sezgin, Z. (2013) Workshop Report: “The Humanitarian System in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland: A Comparative Analysis” Workshop at the University of Vienna, Monday, December 2, 2013, pp. 1-8.

Dijkzeul, D. and Lieser, J. (2013) Book Launch: Handbuch Humanitäre Hilfe, Joint International Conference: From Cold War to Cyber War: 150 Years Red Cross, 25 Years IFHV, 20 Years NOHA, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Thursday, November 14, 2013,.

DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‘How International Relations Theory Hides NGO Politics’ International Workshop on Organization Theory and International Relations: Bridges and New Directions, Universidad IberoAmericana, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDES), Mexico City, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, pp. 1-28.

Meis, M. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‘When Is A Crisis A Crisis? On The Perception, Interpretation, And Negotiation of Humanitarian Crises in A Social Media Context’, Paper for the 3rd World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Panel: When Is A Crisis A Crisis? Or Which Factors Explain Why And How A Situation Is Perceived As A Crisis?, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Friday, October 25, 2013, pp. 1-17.

Addis, A. and Dijkzeul, D. (2013) ‘Gap Analysis: Comparing LRRD, Early Recovery and Resilience’, Paper for the 3rd World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Panel: Building resilience - potentials and approaches to providing coherent response, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Saturday, October 26, 2013, pp. 1-19.

Dijkzeul, D., Sezgin, Z., and Behmer, K. (2013) ‘Global Norms and Local Perceptions: Humanitarian Practices in the DRC, Nepal and Pakistan’, Paper for the 3rd World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Panel: Human Security and Humanitarian Practices, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Saturday, October 26, 2013, pp. 1-24.

Internet Publications   Borgmann, Dijkzeul, D., Tackenberg, B., Lukas, T. and Fiedrich, F. (2018) ‚Glossar: Resilienz durch Sozialen Zusammenhalt - Die Rolle von Organisationen [Glossary: Resilience through Social Cohesion – The Role of Organizations],‘ at https://www.resort.uni-wuppertal.de/fileadmin/site/resort/Glossar/Glossar_06042018_final.pdf.

Dijkzeul, D. and Wakenge, C.I. (2014) ‘Proselytizing as Spoiling from Within? Comparing Proselytizing by UN Peacekeepers in the Sudan and the DR Congo’ Journal of International Organizations Studies, Special Issue on Spoiling within Peacekeeping Operations, Vol. 5, 1, pp. 39-55, at http://journal-iostudies.org/sites/journal-iostudies.org/files/JIOSDijkzeulWakenge2014-1.pdf.
Research Papers, Visitations, Evaluations & Consultancy Reports   Dijkzeul, D., (et al.) (2018) ‘Caritas Gulu Archdiocese, Humanitarian Strategic Plan’, 2019 – 2023, in mimeo, pp. 1-26.

Dijkzeul, D. (2018) ‘Field Evaluation of the Relief, Rehabilitation and Reintegration and Food Security Programs for South Sudanese IDP and Source Communities in Juba State Executed by the Daughters of Mary Immaculate-Juba, in mimeo, Juba And Bochum; 2 July -21 July 2018; pp. 1-44.

Dijkzeul, D. (2017) ‘Report of the Project Mid-Term Evaluation of the Integrated Post-Conflict Support for South-Sudanese Refugees in Adjumani District (March 2017-February 2018) and Strategy Development for Caritas Gulu with Support from Caritas Germany; Adjumani, Gulu and Bochum,’ 27 August -11 September 2017, in mimeo, pp. 1-37.

Dijkzeul, D. (2014) ‘Rethinking the Limits of Humanitarian Critiques: Responses to Tom Weiss’, pp. 34-38, Commentary in: Weiss, Th. G. (2014) ‘Humanitarianism’s Contested Culture in War Zones’ with commentaries by Chandler, D. and. Dijkzeul, D., Global Cooperation Research Papers, 8, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Universität Essen-Duisburg, Duisburg (available at http://www.gcr21.org/fileadmin/website/daten/pdf/Publications/Weiss_-_Humanitarism_s_Contested_Culture_in_War_Zones_2198-0411-GCRP-8.pdf).

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