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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Annual Meeting

Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Nearly all geographers are concerned about human rights, and in their personal and professional lives seek meaningful ways to act on these concerns and values. The AAG and the discipline of geography intersects with human rights in numerous ways. This special theme within the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting will explore intersections of Human Rights and…
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AAG to Feature 3 Themes at Annual Meeting in Boston

Each year, the AAG identifies a few themes for its Annual Meeting to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging structure to the conference program. Current themes include: Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century - Glen MacDonald’s Presidential Opening Plenary: Bread and Water in the 21st Century will keynote this theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century Wheat harvest in Gujarat, one of the top 10 wheat-producing states in India. Due to recent aridity, India may need to import some five million metric tons of wheat in 2016-17. (Photo courtesy of Glen M MacDonald) Burgeoning global…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG Nearly all geographers are concerned about human rights, and in their personal and professional lives seek meaningful ways to act on these concerns and values. The AAG and the discipline of geography intersect with human rights in numerous ways. During…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice 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…
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Call for Papers

International Geography and Urban Health Symposium at the AAG Annual Meeting

A Research Symposium organized by: International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) and Association of American Geographers (AAG) Other Co-Sponsors: The International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN) The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) The AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group The AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group Where: At the Joint Meetings of the AAG…
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