Simon Rahn

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Research Fellow + PhD Student; Coordinator ADAPTED

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 105, Room 2.02
44789 Bochum

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-19004

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Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • Development Policy
  • Regional Governance
  • Social Protection


10/2017 ‑ 06/2021:   Master of Arts (International Relations and Development Policy) – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
10/2013 ‑ 09/2017:   Bachelor of Arts (African Studies) – Leipzig University, Germany
10/2012 ‑ 03/2017:   Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) – Leipzig University, Germany

Previous Experiences

Since 11/2021:   Research Fellow and PhD Student at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr University Bochum
02/2020 ‑ 10/2021:   Project Assistant for Publication Management at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), University of Duisburg-Essen
05/2019 ‑ 08/2019:   Intern at the Department for Southern Africa/ South Africa at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn
04/2018 ‑ 03/2019:   Research Assistant at the Chair of International Relations and Politics in Africa, Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann, University of Duisburg-Essen
09/2017 ‑ 12/2017:   Short Term Consultant for the GIZ Project Support to the Pan-African University (PAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


  • Summer Term 2022, 22 August – 2 September: Social Science Perspectives on Development. Master Programme in Development Management, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, with Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann