Carolyn Goerke holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Koblenz ⋅ Landau, where she focused on statistics, social psychology and human resource management. At the Hertie School, she specialised in security policy and conflict management. Carolyn spent her exchange semester at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, where she took courses in security policy and law in English and French. Professionally, Carolyn gained experience in Germany, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire. She worked in the private sector in human resources, in academia and in the public and non-profit sector for the German development agency GIZ and the International Rescue Committee. Her current position in the Police Programme Africa with GIZ fits her specialisation in international cooperation and development. After the completion of her master’s degree, Carolyn plans to pursue a career in academia as well as in security-related project work.
Master’s thesis title
Is it chronic? Diagnosing the long- and short-term factors leading to electoral violence by examining Côte d'Ivoire