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Associated Member

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

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Sebastian Wuschka is a member of the Complex Disputes team at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft in Hamburg. In that capacity, his focus has been mainly on investment arbitration and public international law matters since 2014. During his bar qualification period with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, he inter alia also worked on international law and EU law matters at Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, on human rights law questions relating to mineral supply chains at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn and with the arbitration practice of US law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington, D.C. Previously, Sebastian was a research associate at Ruhr-University Bochum School of Law’s Chair for Public Law, European Law, Public International Law and International Economic Law as well as its Center for International Affairs and also worked as a student research assistant to Professor Adelheid Puttler. He serves or has served as a visiting lecturer for international dispute settlement at Ruhr University Bochum (since 2014), for public international law and human rights law at the University of Hamburg (2018-2019) as well as for international investment law at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (since 2019). Sebastian holds law degrees from Ruhr University Bochum (Dipl. Jur., 2012) and the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (MIDS LL.M., 2014) as well as certificates in both private and public international law from the Hague Academy of International Law (2014 and 2017). He is currently completing a doctoral thesis dealing with the application of investment treaties in illegally annexed or occupied territories. He has published more than a dozen journal articles or contributions to edited volumes on general international law, humanitarian law and human rights law, investment law and arbitration and German arbitration law, starting with an article on the use of combat drones in current conflicts, which was awarded first place at the 2011 Goettingen Journal of International Law Essay Competition. A full list of his publications and presentations is available [here].
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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.50
Tel.: +49 234 32-27935
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NATIONALITY

German; French
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

International political sociology
International interventions
Development studies
State-building & state formation
Interpretive & ethnographic methods
 
EDUCATION

09/2015 – 08/2019 Ph.D. Fellow Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
Thesis: “Doing elections. How global ordering works through missionizing, intervening, working and managing”

10/2005 – 05/2010        Diploma study in Political Science
Philipps-University Marburg
Minor subjects: law; peace and conflict studies
Thesis: „Possibilities and chances of cooperation between the international community and Iran in Afghanistan“

08/2008 – 12/2008 Term abroad at the University of Tehran (Iran)
   
WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Since 04/2020   Senior Researcher for Global Governance and Humanitarian Action     
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)

04/2016 – 09/2016   Research assistant
University of Bremen, Chair for International Relations and World Society (Lead: Prof. Dr. Klaus Schlichte)

10/2011 – 12/2014        Research fellow in the project „Why do states collapse?“
University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair for International Relations and Development Policy (Lead: Dr. Daniel Lambach / Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel)

04/2011 – 09/2011        Research assistant
Philipps-University Marburg, Chair for Comparative Politics and International Development Studies (Lead: Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs)

01/2009 – 03/2009        Intern
Research Division Middle East and Africa, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Berlin)

08/2006 – 10/2006        Intern
Department of Political and Cultural Change, Center for Development Research (Bonn)
   
MEMBERSHIPS

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW; German Association for Political Science)
European International Studies Association (EISA)
 
SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

Ph.D. Fellowship, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) (3 years)
Stipend, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Fieldwork in Addis Ababa & New York (5 months)
Grants for conference participations by DAAD, Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung
 
PUBLICATIONS

Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus & Lambach, Daniel (2020): How do states collapse? Towards a model of causal mechanisms, Global Change, Peace & Security. https://doi.org/10.1080/14781158.2020.1780204

Lambach, Daniel; Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus (2020): Militarization, factionalism and political transitions: an inquiry into the causes of state collapse. In: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12286-020-00450-9

Lambach, Daniel; Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus (2016): Warum Staaten zusammenbrechen. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung der Ursachen von Staatskollaps. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Lambach, Daniel; Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus (2015): Conceptualizing State Collapse: An Institutionalist Approach. In: Third World Quarterly 36:7, 1299-1315.
Reprinted in: Gisselquist, Rachel (ed.) (2017): Fragility, Aid, and Statebuilding. London: Routledge, 31-47.

Lambach, Daniel; Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus (2015): The Causes of State Collapse: Results from a QCA Analysis. Louvain-la-Neuve: COMPASSS Working Paper 2015-80. http://www.compasss.org/wpseries/LambachJohaisBayer2015.pdf

Johais, Eva (2014): Internationale Gemeinschaft und Iran in Afghanistan. Chancen und Möglichkeiten einer Kooperation. Saarbrücken: AV Akademikerverlag.
  
LANGUAGE SKILLS

German (mother tongue)
English (very good)
French (very good)
Farsi (fair)
Arabic (basic)
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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.49
Tel.: +49 234 32-27727
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NATIONALITY

German
 
RESEARCH FOCUS

Cultural Psychology, Self and Identity Concepts, Migration
 
EDUCATION
   
Since 10/2019 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

10/2015-08/2019 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

06/2015 ‘Abitur’, Gymnasium Märkische Schule (Germany)
   
WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

01/2019-03/2019 Student Assistant at „Fachstelle Interkulturelle Mädchenarbeit NRW”

10/2018-12/2018 Internship at „Fachstelle Interkulturelle Mädchenarbeit NRW”

LANGUAGE SKILLS

German (mother tongue),
English (fluent),
French (basic skills),
Spanish (basic skills),
Latin (‘Latinum’)
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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.59
Tel.: +49 234 32-21656
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NATIONALITY

German
 
RESEARCH FOCUS

Development, Humanitarian Aid, Conflict, Social Economics
   
EDUCATION

 
10/2017 – ongoing Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

09/2012 – 08/2015 Health Care and Nursing Education, Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegeschule Rüttenscheid (Germany)
Degree: Certified Nurse and Health Care Professional

08/2002 – 06/2011 A-levels (‘Abitur’), Don Bosco Gymnasium, Essen (Germany)
   
WORK EXPERIENCE

06/2018 – ongoing     Student Assistant for the non-profit-organization MEDEA e.V.

03/2017 – 08/2017     Nurse in the ICU, Katholisches Klinikum Essen GmbH (Germany)

11/2015 – 10/2016     Project Manager in Health Care in Eswatini, Joint Project by MEDEA e.V. and Eswatini Ministry of Health (Eswatini)

08/2011 – 08/2012     Voluntary Social Year in Eswatini, “Don Bosco Volunteers” – Street children aid project (Eswatini)
   
LANGUAGE SKILLS

German (Mother Tongue)
English (Fluent)
Spanish (Beginner)
Latin (‘Latinum’)
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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.24
Tel.: +49 234 32-21658
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NATIONALITY

German
 
EDUCATION
   
09/2015 – 03/2017 Master of Arts (M.A.) International Humanitarian Action (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Joint Master’s programme in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA)

10/2011 – 02/2015 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Business Administration (Fachhochschule Münster & Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana) German - Latin American Bachelor’s Programme in International Business Administration (Double Degree)

08/2001 – 06/2010 Abitur (Gymnasium Wilnsdorf)
   
WORK EXPERIENCE

10/2019 – ongoing Research Associate & Programme Coordinator of the NOHA Master’s Programme, IFHV (Bochum, Germany)

06/2019 – 09/2019 Manager Business Solutions DACH, PUMA SE (Herzogenaurach, Germany)

01/2019 – 05/2019 Order Book Manager DACH, PUMA SE (Herzogenaurach, Germany)

08/2017 – 12/1208 Junior Order Book Manager DACH, PUMA SE (Herzogenaurach, Germany)

10/2016 – 12/2016 Internship: Disaster Relief Unit, German Red Cross Headquarters (Berlin, Germany)

08/2014 – 01/2015 Internship: IT Governance & Portfolio Management (CIO Region Americas), Volkswagen de México (Puebla, Mexico)
   
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

PROMOS Scholarship (DAAD) – 2016: Two months; scholarship in support of a research stay at Fordham University, USA

Mobility Scholarship (DAAD) – 2013: One year; scholarship in support of double degree studies at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
   
OTHER ENGAGEMENT

Board member of the non-profit organisation OYAK e.V. (Since 2010)

Managing director of the German non-profit organisation OYAK e.V. (11/2017 – 11/2018)

Volunteer in Development Cooperation projects in Sololá, Guatemala (08/2010 – 12/2010)

NOHA program committee member at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (02/2016 – 09/2016)

CALA program committee member at Fachhochschule Münster (03/2012 – 07/2013)
   
LANGUAGE SKILLS

German (Mother Tongue)
English (Fluent)
Spanish (Fluent)