Annual Meeting

Attend Special Sessions on the 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond

The 2016 elections in the United States may impact geography and our nation in the years ahead in many ways. Every year, the AAG addresses “late-breaking” events through special sessions at our Annual Meetings. During our upcoming 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, the AAG will hold a series of sessions within the special track, The…
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Annual Meeting

AAG Theme: Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century

Burgeoning global population along with increasing appetite for high-protein or resource demanding food choices may double demands on world agriculture by 2050. At the same time groundwater depletion and climate change are negatively impacting the availability of sufficient water to meet agricultural and domestic freshwater demands in many regions. Compounding these challenges are socioeconomic forces,…
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Annual Meeting

AAG Theme: Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience

Uncertainty and context pose fundamental challenges in geographic research and GIScience. Geospatial data are imbued with error (, measurement and sampling error), and understanding of the effects of contextual influences on human behavior and experience are often obfuscated by various types of uncertainty (, contextual uncertainties, algorithmic uncertainties, and uncertainty arising from different spatial scales…
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Annual Meeting

AAG Theme: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

The special theme, Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG, will feature 50 sessions with more than 250 presentations at the intersection of human rights and geography within the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting and will build on the AAG’s decade-long initiatives in this area. Speakers from leading international human rights organizations, academia, government, and…
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Policy Update

NAACP Endorses AAG Letter Opposing Restrictions on Geospatial and Racial Disparities Data

NAACP and 26 other prominent national organizations signed on to a letter written by the AAG expressing concerns about proposed bills (Senate Bill 103 and House Bill 482) that could impose restrictions on the use of and access to geospatial data related to racial disparities. Read more about AAG policy action. Read the letter.
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Of Note

Paulette Marie Hasier Named LOC Chief of Geography & Map Division

Hasier is the ninth person and first woman to be named chief of the division Hasier. Photo courtesy Library of Congress. Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed Chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Hasier has nearly 20 years of library and geospatial information program management experience, most recently as…
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African Geographical Review

April 2017 Issue of the ‘African Geographical Review’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 36, Issue 1 (April 2017) of the African Geographical Review is now available. The full table of contents for this issue is below and can also be accessed here. The African Geographical Review is the journal of the Africa Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. It provides a medium for the…
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Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Transformative Research in Geography Education

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) invites proposals to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary  research networks addressing major questions and challenges in geography education. Through this program, NCRGE aspires to strengthen geography education research processes and promote the growth of sustainable, and potentially transformative, lines of research. Synopsis: This program will establish…
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Focus on Boston

Boston: Geography in a Sanctuary City

Thousands of geographers will convene in Boston from April 5-9 to discuss geographic research, education, and innovation, and form new collaborations with like- and differently-minded scholars, researchers, and practitioners. They will strive to interpret, understand, and respond to the current political climates using their expertise in and perspectives of geography and its many diverse sub-disciplines.…
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Association News

AAG Announces 2017 Election Results

2017 AAG Election Results Dear AAG members, The AAG Tellers Committee has reported the results of the 2017 AAG Election. Those elected to office are as follows: President:  Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee. Vice President: Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas-Austin. National Councilors: Lorraine Dowler, Pennsylvania State University; Jamie Winders, Syracuse University. Nominating Committee: Perry Carter, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Clark,…
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