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Participatory Forum on New Requirements for Ethical Geographic Science in Rapid Research

COVID-19 calls upon researchers to navigate a fast-paced scientific inquiry process under enormous public scrutiny. The rapid funding mechanisms, abundance of geographic data from emerging technologies, and the “real-time” expectations and needs of governments have posed new challenges to traditionally accepted research methods and timelines, collaborative relationships, parameters for data sharing, and public expectations of…
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Summer Series on questions of Geoethics and Human Rights highlighted by COVID-19 Conditions

Introduction By Coline Dony and Emily Fekete This series developed from discussions that took place at the AAG’s Virtual Annual Meeting, April 6-10, 2020, during publicly available panels of the breaking theme “Geographers Respond to COVID-19”. The panels were set up by AAG specialty groups and their chairs who wanted to initiate discussions about the…
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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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Oak Human Rights Fellowship: Food Sovereignty and Human Rights

The Oak Fellowship annually offers an opportunity for one prominent activist in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from front-line work to spend the fall semester (September – December) in residence at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. This provides the fellow time for respite, reflection, research, and writing. In addition to conducting his…
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AAG Statement on Potential Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

The AAG has adopted a statement regarding the arrest and detainment of Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan. Sodiqov, a doctoral student in political science at the University of Toronto, was in Tajikistan working with UK-based political scientists and geographers on an Economic and Social Research Council (UK) funded project. Sodiqov was arrested on June 16 after…
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