Dr. Hans Günter Brauch is former professor of Political Science at Free University of Berlin and a guest professor of International Relations at the universities of Leipzig, Frankfurt and the Teachers’ Training College of Erfurt with focus –among others- on European Integration, foreign and Security policy, arms control policy, peace and conflict research.
Chairman of AFES-PRESS, on Peace Research and European Security Studies since 1987, as well as of the Defense and Disarmament Study Group of the International Peace Research Association from 1986 to 1991, he has also served as a consultant for the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety on the use of international environment cooperation for crisis prevention (2002-2003) and the Federal Environment Office on Climate Policy (1998). Moreover, since 1990, Dr. Brauch serves as a distinguished member of the Advisory Board of the UNESCO Studies on Peace and Conflict in Paris.
He has cooperated with numerous esteemed universities across the world as Research Associate, Lecturer (University of Stuttgart, University of Heidelberg), Research Fellow at Harvard, Stanford, Sussex University and NATO, while since 2005 he is Senior Fellow at the Institute on Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) in Bonn. He has been an occasionally teacher at the University Complutense in Madrid, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, at the College of Tlaxcala and at CIDHEM, at Science Po, at the National University of Malaysia, at the Mexican Navy (CESNAV), at Arhus University in Denmark, at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
He has published numerous books, studies and research reports, and more than 80 articles in journals on security, armament, climate change, conflict, energy, migration policies and on Mediterranean issues, while since 2003 he is the sole editor of Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (Springer Publishers).
Among his recent books are: Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict: Challenges for Societal Stability (2012), Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security–Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks (2011), Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century (2008).