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About Us: Editorial Team of the Virtual Library

AFES-PRESS (Peace Research and European Security Studies) is an inter-national non-profit scientific society under German law. Its activities are funded exclusively by research grants, consultancies, donations and by selling of publications. The initial AFES-PRESS Virtual Library Team has developed this virtual library as a service to North-South scientific communication to facilitate cooperation among scientists, the free exchange of research results on the topics mentioned on this home page.

Hans Günter Brauch

PD Dr. habil. Hans Günter Brauch (1947), German, Political scientist, historian, chairman, and project leader of AFES-PRESS. He teaches international relations at the Free University of Berlin, and is a senior consultant and fellow of College of Associated Scientists and Advisors (CASA) of UNU-EHS in Bonn

Since 1989 guest professorships at Universities of Frankfurt on Main, Leipzig and Greifswald and at the Teacher's Training College of Erfurt, Germany. His research areas are: International relations, peace research, European security, disarmament, environment, climate and energy policy, environment and security linkages, global change and disaster reduction issues.

He designed this web-site and wrote all of the initial summaries of the books and is legally responsible for its content.

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Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring, Mexican; Social anthropologist and ecologist, Research professor at National University of Mexico UNAM/ CRIM in Cuernavaca; funding secretary of the Colegio de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala (Mexico), first holder of the MunichRe Chair on Social Vulnerability at UNU-EHS in Bonn.

Prof. Oswald Spring was the first ombudswoman for environment and the fist female minister of environment in Latin America, she was president of IPRA and is Secretary General of CLAP (Latin American Council of peace research).

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