Lena Bledau

Lena_Bledau

Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

Branch office of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Research Associate

Field of Activity

BMBF-Project FloodEvac: Vulnerability of Transportation Structures, Warning and Evacuation in Case of Major Inland Flooding (Project Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Voss)

Address Carl-Heinrich-Becker Weg 6-10
Room 029
12165 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30 838 57236
Fax +49 (0)30 838 457236
Email lena.bledau@fu-berlin.de

Academic Positions and Work History:

  • 07/2014 – 12/2014 - Disaster Research Unit (DRU) at the Freie Universität of Berlin: Adjunct Research Associate in a study as funded and contracted by the Ministry of Interior of the Land Schleswig-Holstein, titled: "Managerial opportunities for a future capable and efficient Civil Protection Service in Schleswig-Holstein given the possibilities of volunteerism as well as changing social and economic circumstance“ (Leitung: Prof. Dr. Martin Voss)
  • 01/2012 – 06/2015 - Akkon-Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften: Research Associate at the university department for National and International Civil Protection
  • 06/2011 – 12/2012 - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH: Project Manager in the division Human Capacity Development Asia
  • 07/2011 –12/2011 - indecon Consulting GmbH: Junior-Consultant
  • 04/2010 – 09/2010 - CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V.: Employed in project work for emergency assistance and disaster aid in Santiago de Chile.
  • 04/2008 – 03/2009 - Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität: Student assistant and research assistant in the deparment of  Human Geography

Education:

  • 10/2012-12/2014 - Master in Research Training Program in Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin
  • 04/2005 – 12/2008 - Diplom in Political Science at the Goethe-Universität of Frankfurt: minoring in: law studies, economic geography, and sociology
  • 10/2003 – 03/2005 Foundational studies: Political Science at the Philipps Universität in Marburg
  • „Internationales Recht“ (International Law) for the bachelor programme in International Emergency Assistance and Disaster Aid at the Akkon-Hochschule, Berlin (SS 2012, WS 2012/13, SS 2013, WS 2013/14, SS 2014 und WS 2014/15)
  • „Projektmanagement“ (Project Managment) for the bachelor programme "Emergency Practitioner" at the Akkon-Hochschule, Berlin (WS 2011/12, SS 2012 und SS 2013)
  • „Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten“ (Scientific work / method) for the bachelor programme in International Emergency Assistance and Disaster Aid at the Akkon-Hochschule, Berlin (WS 2012/13 und WS 2013/14)

Research Interests

  • Disaster Management
  • Disaster Culture(s)
  • Education
  • International Aid, Disaster Aid

Publikationen

    • Bledau, L.; Braun, J.; Dittmer, C.; Führer, M.; Gerhold, L.; Jungmann, A.; Kox, T.; Lorenz, D.F.; Muszynska, M.C.; Reiter, J.; Schiller, J.; Voss, M. (2015): Organisationsstudie „Steuerungsmöglichkeiten für einen zukunfts- und leistungsfähigen Katastrophenschutzdienst in Schleswig-Holstein unter den Gesichtspunkten der Ehrenamtlichkeit sowie veränderter gesellschaftlicher und wirtschaftlicher Rahmenbedingungen“, Berlin.
    • Lena Bledau, Jessica Reiter, Cordula Dittmer, Andrea Jungmann, Daniel F. Lorenz, Martin Voss (2015): „Herausforderungen für das Ehrenamt - Gegenwärtige Entwicklungen im Katastrophenschutz aus Sicht der Trägerorganisationen und Behörden in Schleswig-Holstein“. In: Bevölkerungsschutz 4/2015, Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe, Bonn.
    • Monography: (2009) Lula da Silva – Anwalt der Armen?, Brasiliens Position in der Welthandelspolitik. Tectum Verlag, Marburg.

Posters:

    • Bledau, L.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M. (2016): Cultural and Societal Aspects of Disaster Preparedness - Perspectives from Social Sciences. 3. Workshop of the Dialogue Platform on Forecast-based financing (FbF), Genf,05.-07.Juli 2016
    • Bledau, L.; Marg, O.; Voss, M. (2016) Cultures and Catastrophes: A Theoretical Framework to Evaluate the Social Context of Catastrophes, Future Earth Summit, Berlin, 28.-29. Januar 2016.
    • Lorenz, D.F.; Bledau, L.; Voss, M. (2015): Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment & Cultures of Catastrophes. Research on the Social and Cultural Context of Catastrophes, 2. Workshop of the Dialogue Platform on Forecast-based financing (FbF), Genf, 15.-16. Dezember 2015.

Lectures:

  • Bledau, L.; Radtke, K. (2016): Civil-military relations and Ebola – experiences from Germany. Workshop: “Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen der Forschung zu humanitärer Hilfe“, Universität Siegen, 29.-30. Juni 2016
  • Radtke, K.; Bledau, L. (2016): Civil-military relations and Ebola – experiences from Germany. 4th World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Addis Abeba, Äthiopien, 05.- 08. März 2016
  • Bledau, L.; Voss, M. (2015): Cultures of Catastrophes. 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management IDRiM-TIFAC, Delhi, Indien, 28.-30.Oktober2015
  • Bledau, L.; Voss, M. (2015): Cultures of Catastrophes – The case of Ebola. Dealing with Disasters International Conference, Newcastle, England. 17.-18. September2015
  • Dittmer, C.; Bledau, L.; Voss, M. (2015): „The ‚Himalayan Tsunami‘ in Uttarakhand: Catastrophes and Disasters as a Result of Social Conflicts”. 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015, Prag, 25.-28. August 2015

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