Prof. Peijun Shi is the executive vice-president of Beijing Normal University. He received his PhD of palaeogeography at Beijing Normal University and gained postdoctoral experience at the College of Natural Resources at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. He is a member of the Expert Committee under the National Disaster Reduction Committee, which belongs to the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China and also a member of OECD’s High Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes.
His research focuses on natural disaster theories and risk management. He has been charged with many national or ministerial programs and has numerous publications. He established a “regional natural disaster system” which consists of “environment, hazard and society”.
Furthermore he put forward the technological system of regional agricultural natural disaster assessment. Shi Peijun is currently co-chairing the IHDP IRG-Project with Carlo Jaeger.