No âmbito da Cátedra Santander 2019, o Prof Karl Brukmeier vai fazer uma conferência sobre "The cities of the future: urbanisation under the influence of climate change and sea level rise". A conferência, aberta a todos os interessados, irá decorrer no dia 5 de Novembro de 2019, pelas 18h, no Aud 1 (TB), da NOVA FCSH (Av de Berna, 26C) Karl Brukmeier was born in Germany. He studied sociology, economics and philosophy at the Free University Berlin (1972-1977), Psychology at the Technical University Braunschweig and Free University Berlin (1977-1980) and got a Diploma in sociology 1977, from the Free University Berlin. He was a researcher and lecturer in sociology at the Free University Berlin (1978-1985), researcher and lecturer in sociology at the Science Centre Berlin, Katalyse Institute, Cologne, and the Free University Berlin (1986-1996), professor in human ecology, of the University of Gothenburg (2007-2013) and since 2011 until his retirement as an Emeritus Professor he was a professor at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics, NRU-HSE Moscow, Russia. His most recent books Global Environmental Governance, Social-Ecological Perspectives, 2019, Palgrave MacMillan, UK. Social-Ecological Transformation: Reconnecting Society and Nature, 2016, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.