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  • AGSG 2019 Board Election

    AGSG Board Election - 2019We are electing three AGSG board positions, to be voted on in advance of the 2019 AAG meeting. Nominees must be AGSG members. Each position is a two-year term. The available positions are:
    Secretary-Treasurer 
    Southeast Asia Director 
    East Asia Director
    Voting begins on March 21st, and will continue until April 1st. Biographies for the candidates are available below. Those elected will begin their terms after the 2019 Business Meeting at the AAG meeting in Washington, DC.

    Vote Here: 2019 AGSG Election Ballot

    Candidate Biographies
    Dr. I-Chun Catherine Chang is Assistant Professor of Geography at Macalester College in Minnesota, U.S. Her research interests include global urbanism, urban sustainability, policy mobilities and East Asia. In recent years, Catherine has looked at how urban sustainability initiatives manifest on the ground and how their connections shape the global circulation of sustainable planning knowledge and practices. Focusing on two newly-built Chinese eco-cities, she studied the spatio-temporal variegations as well as the trans-local policy mobilities between Shanghai, Tianjin, London and Singapore. Catherine's new research will investigate the financing and financialization of sustainable urban initiatives, the inequality implications of green urban projects in Asia, and the role of transnational sustainable urban planners in policy exchanges. Her work has appeared in Environment and Planning A, Regional Studies, and the Journal of Urban Technology, among others. At Macalester, Catherine regularly teaches courses on cities and urbanization, urban environment, and Asia.

    Dr. Min Chen is a full professor and the Vice Director of Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education of PRC), Nanjing Normal University, China. His research interests are geographic modeling and simulation, virtual geographic environment. He is the group leader of the Open Geographic Modeling and Simulation System (OpenGMS, http://geomodeling.njnu.edu.cn/) team. Dr. Chen sits as the editor broad of Environmental Earth Sciences, Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling, Journal of Geology and Geoscience, guest editors of International Journal of Digital Earth, Environmental Earth Sciences, and Annals of GIS.



    Dr. M. M. Sheikh is Associate Professor in Geography in Govt. Lohia P.G. College, Churu, INDIA. Dr. Sheikh stared his career with Indo-
    German Kfw water and sanitation project in Churu, Rajasthan, India. About 35 papers and 08 books have been published. The main thrust areas are environmental issues, natural resource management, and biodiversity and rain water issues in desert area. Dr. Sheikh
    visited to Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, UK, USA and China. He is the member of 21 national and international academic
    bodies. 08 students awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has also completed 09 major and minor research projects.







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    Michael Glass
    University of Pittsburgh
    Secretary-Treasurer, Asian Geography Specialty Group
    glass@pitt.edu

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  • Three Nominations and Awards

    Dear Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC) Specialty Group!

    First, please come to our Specialty Group Meeting at the upcoming AAG Meeting in DC!

    Second, please send nominations for the following PEC Officers to Tim Beach (beacht@austin.utexas.edu). 

    1. Chair of the Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC) Specialty Group. 
    2. Student Representative to PEC
    3. Three members for the honors committee:
    one for a 2 year term,
    one for a 3 years term, and
    one student member 

    Please consider self-nominations.  We need to keep up our growth and momentum in the AAG!

    Third, the EC welcomes more nominations for two awards that will be given at the annual meeting in Washington, DC:

    1. The Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Lifetime Achievement Award in Long-Term Environmental Change.

    2017 inaugural winner: Elisabeth Butzer
    2018 winner: Kam-biu Liu
    2019 winner?

    2. The Ellen Mosely Thompson Award for the Best Paper in Long-Term Environmental Change

    2017 inaugural winner: Ellen Mosely Thompson
    2018 winners: Erika Wise and David Stahle
    2019 winner?

    Please send nominations to Honors committee members Sally Horn (shorn@utk.edu) and Amy Hessl (amy.hessl@mail.wvu.edu).

    Nominations for best paper should include a PDF of the paper and a letter of nomination signed by one or more members of PEC (or, separate letters signed by members of PEC). Nominations for the lifetime achievement award should include a copy of the nominee's CV and two or more letters of nomination from PEC members.

    Nominations should reach Sally and Amy by March 25, 2019.

    All the best and see you in Washington, DC!

    Tim Beach, Chair
  • Please Help AAG Survey!

    Dear AAG Specialty/Affinity Group Leader,

    We recently sent you the link to the survey requesting your feedback as we launch the search for the next Executive Director. Thank you so much to all who have provided your valuable input, and we’d still appreciate responses from those who have not yet completed the survey.

    At this time, we’d also greatly appreciate it if you would please forward the survey to your respective group lists and encourage their participation. The survey will remain open until Feb. 13. We really appreciate your help in gathering this information that will shape the direction of the search. Here is the link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/AAGExecDirectorSurvey Again, many thanks.

    American Association of Geographers - Executive Director Search Survey - surveymonkey.com
    www.surveymonkey.com

    The Search Committee welcomes your feedback as the American Association of Geographers begins its search for its new Executive Director. The following survey includes four primary questions and can be completed in 5-10 minutes.