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AAG 2012 Annual Meeting Videos

Videotaped sessions from the 2012 Annual Meeting in New York.

Presidential Plenary: The City Beyond Symbolism

February 24, 2012 -- The AAG Opening Session organized by AAG President Audrey Kobayashi, featuring Frances Fox Piven, Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige, Don Mitchell, and Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

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Visualization of Statistical and Spatial Data for Decision Making

February 24, 2012 -- Presented by Robert M. Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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AAG Atlas Award Presentation and Lecture by Mary Robinson

February 25, 2012 -- The AAG Atlas Award Presentation to Dr. Mary Robinson was followed by her lecture, "Mapping the Future of Climate Change."

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Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group Plenary Session Featuring Oren Lyons

February 25, 2012 -- Oren Lyons, Jr. on "Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change, Indigenous Economics, Environmental Ethics, and Community Building"

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AAG Honorary Geographer's Lecture by Saskia Sassen

February 26, 2012 -- The Honorary Geographer presentation was followed by a lecture from Saskia Sassen, the 2012 Honoree, on "Analytic Tactics: Geography as Obstacle."

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Questions Without Borders: Why Future Research Will Be Interdisciplinary and How We Can Foster It

February 26, 2012 -- Presented by Myron P. Gutmann, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science.

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AAG Past President's Address by Ken Foote

February 26, 2012 -- AAG Past President Ken Foot on "Building Community, Changing Culture."

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Geography and Sustainable Development

February 27, 2012 -- Presented by Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University. 

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Human Rights Panel Sessions Featuring Nicholas Kristof, Salil Shetty, and Ivan Simonovic

February 28, 2012 -- Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times; Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International; and Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, discuss themes surrounding human rights, social justice, and the role that media plays in reporting on and bringing light to these issues.

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