Anne Flake completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Development at Leiden University College and worked at local NGOs in Turkey, Myanmar and the Netherlands Before joining the Hertie School. Throughout her studies she focused on challenges related to forced migration, governance in areas of limited statehood, human rights in authoritarian and conflict-affected contexts and social policy. During her Professional Year, she worked with the German development agency GIZ in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan for a multisector programme aimed at strengthening the resilience of refugees and host communities. For her master’s thesis she conducted field research in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to study the perspectives of local government representatives regarding the legitimacy of international aid actors.
Master’s thesis title
Procedural legitimacy of external (non-state) aid actors: A case study of the governorate development facility in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq