Conference sessions, interviews and other videos from the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers and other events.
The AAG organized a "late-breaking news" panel session to address important events that were unfolding in Japan. Panelists invited audience questions and discussion following their formal presentations. Held on Thursday, April 14, 2011. The panelists were: - Brian Atwater, Senior Scientist, United States Geological Survey; Research Professor, University of Washington - Gil Latz, Portland State University, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Professor of International Studies and Geograp...
David Lowenthal, professor emeritus, department of geography, University College London, presented a special plenary on the relationship between history and cultural heritage, the history of geographic thought, and the conservation movement. Held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
Geospatial data and geographic information systems are critical to successful planning and implementation of Census activities. In this session, Timothy Trainor discussed the Bureau's work to collect, review, and update geospatial data for Census 2010 and beyond. This session was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers attracts geographers and related professionals from around the world to discuss research, education, accomplishments, and developments in geography. This segment was taped during the AAG Annual Meeting in Seattle held April 12-16, 2011.
A short video detailing the 2010 PASI Institute for Integration of Research on Climate Change and Hazards in the Americas.
Past President Carol Harden examined how, over time, geographers have changed the ways in which they frame studies of the complex interrelationships that link people and places. Her address, "Framing and Re-Framing Questions of Human-Environment Interactions" added on Mel Marcus' 1979 AAG presidential address by reviewing the history of physical geography over the past century.
The AAG Presidential Plenary, "Geography in the Changing Worlds of Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges," explored geography's future in the context of the changing role of the university in society. Plenary speakers Duane Nellis, Maresi Nerad, and Orlando Taylor shared perspectives based on a wealth of experience and research into current trends. This session focused on the realistic assessment of 1) key opportunities for geographers to contribute to and gain from changes already un...
The Presidential Plenary session features the leadership of geographers on each of the four interdisciplinary panels of "American's Climate Choices" and offers an inside veiw of this important national effort. "America's Climate Choices" is a major study of the National Academies of Science. Geographers Marilyn Brown, Tom Wilbanks, Diana Liverman, and Billie Turner discuss the scope and emphasis of each panel and the roles of geographers in the important work of shaping America's response to a...
John Agnew delivered the 2010 Past President?s Plenary, ?Waterpower: Politics and the Geography of Water Provision,? on Thursday, April 15, during the AAG Annual Conference. He discussed the likelihood that access to potable water will be the defining geographical crisis of the 21st Century.