Prof. Dr. Herbert Wulf

Function: Associate Researcher
Phone: +49 4101 72962
E-Mail: wulf.herbert(at)

Key expertise

International relations, arms control, arms transfers, conversion, peacekeeping and state-building as well as research and practical experiences in development co-operation.

(Academic) education / CV:

Herbert Wulf holds a BA in economics (University of Cologne), a Diploma in sociology (University of Hamburg) and a PhD in international relations (FU Berlin).

The government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, awarded a professorship to Herbert Wulf in 2002.

1966–70: Director of the German Volunteer Service in India

1970–1989: Researcher at the Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler and the Institute for Peace and Security Policy, University of Hamburg.

1989–1992: Project leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Association (SIPRI). Two years later, he co-founded BICC and shaped the Center’s activities as director for seven years. Since 2001, he has been working as researcher and research associate at BICC as well as adjunct senior researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg/Essen. He is co-chair of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation study group on the future of the monopoly of force.

Herbert Wulf has served as a consultant to various international organisations, among them the Parliament and the Commission of the European Union as well as to the United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs, the Human Development Report of UNDP. He served as consultant to the United Nations Development Programme in Pyongyang, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea on capacity building in disarmament in 1991 and between 2002 and 2007. He lectured at the Center for Conflict Studies of the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, where he was awarded the price for peace and conflict studies in 2007.

Collaboration with BICC:

He is collaborating with BICC in the project “Monopoly of force 2.0” which is organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.

Recent Publications:

List of publications (pdf)