Dr. Boris Braun is a professor for Human and Economic Geography, Department of Geography, at University of Cologne. He completed his Diploma (1992), PhD (1994) and Habilitation (2001) at University of Bonn. Professor Boris has over 23 years of teaching and research experience in various reputed universities in Germany. He started his journey, as a Research associate in the Department of Geography at University of Bonn since February 1992 and then became the Assistant professor of Department of Geography at University of Bonn in 1995. He joined as professor (fixed-term contract) for Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics at University of Mannheim in 2002. Then he also worked as a professor in Department of Geography in University of Bamberg. Prof. Braun started his journey as a University professor for Human and Economic Geography, Department of Geography, University of Cologne in January 2008. His research interests are environmental economic geography, environmental management, industrial and urban change; environmental and social impacts of globalization, economic and social aspects of natural hazards in South Asia (mainly India and Bangladesh), Australia, Germany and Western Europe. Prof. Braun has worked as a Scientific Adviser in “GeographischeRundschauâ for the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and several national and international journals. He was the board member of the Association for Australian Studies (1998-2007).