Prof. Dr. Xiaomeng Shen

Honorarprofessur für Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit

Kontakt

Portrait von Prof. Dr. Xiaomeng
E-Mail: 
Xiaomeng.Shen [at] h-brs.de
E-Mail: 
shen [at] ehs.unu.edu

Lebenslauf

Berufstätigkeit:

1 August 2020 – present

Vice Rector of United Nations University and Director of UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security

United Nations University

 

January 2020 – 31 July 2020

Deputy Head of the Department “Cooperation with Asia Pacific Region” and Head of the Working Group “Cooperation with East Asia and Pacific”

International Bureau at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Centre

 

January 2013 – 31 December 2019

Coordinator of European Commission Initiative EURAXESS Worldwide, Deputy Head of the Department “Cooperation with Asia Pacific Region” and Head of the Working Group “Cooperation with East Asia and Pacific”

International Bureau at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Centre

 

January 2011 – December 2012

Senior Scientific Officer

International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

 

March 2008 – December 2010

Associate Academic Officer and Coordinator of the Munich Re Foundation UNU-EHS Chair Project on Social Vulnerability

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

Bonn, Germany

 

June 2004 – March 2008

Resident Scholar/PhD Researcher

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

Bonn, Germany

 

Studium und Promotion:

June 2009

Doctor of Philosophy (Magna cum Laude)

Geography Institute, Faculty of Philosophy, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn / United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Bonn, Germany

PhD thesis: Flood Risk Perception and Communication in Different Cultural Contexts - A Comparative Case Study between Wuhan, China and Cologne, Germany

 

September 2002

Diplom-Übersetzerin

Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Philosophy, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Major: Translation (German, Chinese and English) including Cultural Studies and Linguistics Theories

Minor: Economics (VWL)

 

March 1991 – February 1993

German Language Course

Bildungsstätte für Friedensarbeit / Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

 

September 1984 – July 1988

Bachelor of Arts

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Beijing, China

Major: English Literature and International Relations

Minor: French

Publikationen

  • Phillips, J., Shen, X. (2021): Building a sustainable future in the South Pacific, OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute Journal, Sustainable Policy Institute, Singapore
  • Heinrichs, G., Shen, X. et al. (2020): A study on German and Chinese Innovation Systems, Expert Commission of the German Federal Government, Berlin
  • Leighton, M., Shen, X., Warner, K., Zissener, M. (eds.) (2011): Policy and Institutional Mechanisms to Address the Needs of Climate-Related Migrants, Research Brief, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn
  • Leighton, M., Shen, X., Warner, K. (eds.) (2011): Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, SOURCE No. 15, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn
  • Shen, X. (2010): Linking Oriental and Western Thinking to Mitigate Flood Risk. In: Brauch et. al. (eds.): Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security - Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks, Springer Verlag, Berlin – Heidelberg – New York – Hong Kong – London – Milan – Paris – Tokyo
  • Fekete, A., Shen, X., Bogardi, J., Birkmann, J. (2010): Umwelt als Gefährdung – Wahrheit und Wahrnehmung, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld
  • Shen, X., Downing, T., Hamza, M. (eds.) (2010): Tipping Points in Humanitarian Crisis: From Hot Spots to Hot Systems, SOURCE No. 13, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn
  • Shen, X., Pohl, J. (2010): Decision Making in Flood Risk Management in Different Cultural Settings and Its Cultural Justification. In: Custer, R., Sutter, C., Anmann, W. (eds.): International Disaster and Risk Conference Proceedings, Global Risk Forum, Davos, CD Rom
  • Shen, X. (2009): PhD thesis: Flood Risk Perception and Communication in Different Cultural Contexts - A Comparative Case Study between Wuhan, China and Cologne, Germany, Online Publication of University of Bonn: http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2009/1856/1856.htm, Bonn
  • Oliver-Smith, A., Shen, X (eds) (2009): Linking Environmental Change, Migration and Social Vulnerability, SOURCE No. 12, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn
  • Shen, X. (2008): Flood Risk Mitigation: Does Culture Matter? In: Simonovic et. al. (eds.): Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence, Toronto, Canada. CD Rom.

Vorträge

  • "Understanding interconnectedness for sustainable development ", CLIENT II Conference - Internationale Partnerschaft für nachhaltige Innovationen, October 2021, Berlin
  • "The UN COVID recovery research agenda and the Wellbeing, Sustainability & Equity Transformation Initiative", Ringvorlesung at HBRS, July 2021
  • "Human Security in Post-COVID World" at UNDP event on New Human Security, June 2021
  • Fachvortrag "Tackling climate risks in urban regions: relevance, approaches & solutions" at DKKV Mitgliederversammlung, Bonn, November 2020
  • Lecture at UNU-MERIT on Flood risks in Vietnam, November 2020
  • Keynote at Resilience Frontiers Part II on "nature-first" global culture to ensure environmental stewardship, October, 2020
  • Keynote at "Daring Cities 2020" on science based action, Bonn, October 2020
  • Keynote Address at Global Mountain Sustainability Forum on mountain region sustainability, Sexten, Italy, October 2020
  • Keynote Address at Opening Event of the "World Risk and Adaptation Futures - Social Protection" Summer Academy, Bonn, 09 September, 2020