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Vol 3

Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, Pal Dunay, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, P.H. Liotta (Eds.): Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21 st Century. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 3 ( Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer-Verlag, 2008).

Chronological overview of book presentations






Press reports

15 October 2008 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Campus, University of Rajasthan, in Jaipur Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU), Kota Presentations
25. July 2000 Ljubljana, Slovenia WISC II Conference ECPR/ISA Presentations
17. July 2008 Leuven, Belgium IPRA Conference IPRA Conference Presentations

16 July 2008

Leuven, Belgium


IPRA Conference


14 July 2008

Brussels, Belgium

The Centre

EWI, IES, Egmont


26 June 2008

Geneva, Swirtzerland

Geneva University

EADI Congress


23 June 2008

Berlin, Germany

Auswärtiges Amt

Springer-Verlag Auswärtiges Amt


22 April 2008

New York, USA

United Nations



21 April 2008

Washington, D.C., USA

UCS Office in Washington

Union of Concerned Scientists


11 April 2008

Cuernavaca, Mexico



Press reports

1 April 2008

Berkeley, USA


26 March 2008

San Francisco, USA


5 March 2008

Cuernavaca, Mexico


Press reports

1 Febr. 2008

Cuernavaca, Mexico


Press reports

28 Jan. 2008

Mexico City

El Colegio de Mexico


16 Jan. 2008

Mexico City



Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University in Kota, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
14-15 October 2008
Reconceptualising Security in the 21st Century :
The South Asian Context


Presentation by Úrsula Oswald Spring:
Richness of Philosophical, Cultural and Religious Diversity
Why Reconceptualizing of Security Matters for the South?

Presentation by Hans Günter Brauch:
Securitzing Global Environmental Change
The Environmental Dimension of Human Security

Photos of the book transfer ceremony on 15 October
to the Governor of Rajasthan, H.E. Shri S.K. Singh
and the Vice Chandellor, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota, Rajasthan, India,
Prof. Dr. Naresh Dadhich

and to the Vice Chancellor, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU).

Prof. Dr. Naresh Dadhich during a ceremony in the Governor’s Office on 15 October 2008

The photos show the Governor of Rajasthan and the Vice Chancellor of the Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU).with the two speakers, Prof. Dr. Ursula Oswald Spring (Mexiko) and PD Dr. Hans Guenter Brauch ( Germany)


Second World Conference on International Studies
Ljubljana , Slovenia , 23-26 July 2008

Friday, 25 July 2008, 4:30-6:00 pm, FD 02

132 Reconceptualising Security in the 21st Century: First Scientific Results

  • Presentation by Hans Guenter Brauch, Free University of Berlin: Introduction: Goals and Achievements of the Mental Mapping on Reconceptualising Security in the 21 st Century: The Security Handbook for the Anthropocene
  • Presentation by Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Economic University: W hen Money Talks: Barriers of Securitization in Economic Security
  • Paper and Presentation by Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Mexico: Security: A HUGE concept
  • Paper and Presentation by Hans Guenter Brauch, Free University of Berlin; editor of the Hexagon Book Series: From a State-centred Security Dilemma Towards a Human-centred Survival Dilemma


 Brussels, 14 July 2008, 18.00-19.30 (followed by a reception)

Monday, 14 July, 16.30-18.00 Book launch in Brussels co-organized by the Institute for Environmental Security (IES), EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations , and the EastWest Institute and hosted by The Centre followed by a reception 18.00-19.00

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 20:00-21:30

Sint-Michielskerk, Peace Church, Leuven,
Book Launch

Sint-Michielskerk in Leuven is a baroque church that was established between 1650 and 1671 in white sandstone and dark brown ferrous. It has a well-decorated altar outside the church. The church suffered severe damages during the World War II in 1944. It has a rococo pulpit that serves today as a peace pulpit.

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 14:00-15:30

Ecology and Peace Commission, Panel 5: Conceptual Quartet

  • Hans Guenter Brauch, Free University of Berlin: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century: A Global Scientifíc Mapping Project
  • Paper and Presentation by Prof. Dr. Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM-CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico : From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Peace
  • Paper and Presentation by Hans Guenter Brauch, Free University of Berlin: Conceptual Quartet and Survival Dilemma



Geneva , 26 June 2008 at 12 th EADI General Conference

Thursday, 26 June 2008, 13.30-16.30 Book launch at this venue


Berlin, 23 June 2008, 18.00-20.00 (followed by a reception) 

23 Juni 2008 : Buchvorstellung im Auswärtigen Amt

Book Launch in the German Foreign Ministry [in German only]

Montag, den 23. Juni 2008, 18.00 Uhr

im Besucherzentrum des Auswärtigen Amts
(im Lichthof, Zugang über Haupteingang Werderscher Markt 1)

Im Anschluss findet ein Empfang im Lichthof statt


26 March 2008, Paper presented at the 49 th ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco , March 26th-29th, 2008

1 April 2008, University of California, Berkeley, International and Area Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies

21 April 2008, Union of Concerned Scientists, Monday, 21 April 2008

22 April 2008, United Nations University Office at the United Nations, New York, 2 UN Plaza, DC2-2060, New York, New York 10017


  • UNAM, Mexico City, 16 January 2008