Dr. Jan Grebe

Function: Associate Researcher
Phone: +49 (0)30 40046-415
E-Mail: jan.grebe(at)

Key expertise

Jan Grebe’s expertise lies in the fields of arms exports, global arms transfer, global militarization, maritime security, traditional conflict resolution and targeted/ smart sanctions.

(Academic) education / CV:

Jan Grebe holds a Magister Artium (MA) in Political Science (minors: Sociology, Economic and Social History) from Aachen University, Germany and a PhD in Political Science, on regional security cooperation in West Africa.

Jan Grebe started at BICC in 2008, where he mainly worked as a Researcher and Project Leader on the Global Militarization Index (GMI), maintaining the arms exports database and following developments of global arms transfers with a specific focus on maritime procurements. From 2010 to 2011, he also held a position as Research Associate at Aachen University. From 2007 to 2008, Jan Grebe worked as an intern at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) within the global military expenditure project. In 2004, he was an intern with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in Uganda.

Collaboration with BICC:

He collaborates with BICC in the framework of the projects “Global Militarization Index (GMI)” funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and in the framework of the project “Expert group arms exports and report of the Joint Conference on Church and Development (GKKE)” funded by the GKKE.

Recent Publications:

List of publications (pdf)