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AAG Name Change Poll

October 25, 2013

In his April 2013 newsletter column, "An American Association of Geographers?," Past President Eric Sheppard proposed changing the name of the Association of American Geographers to the "American Association of Geographers,” to better reflect the international scope of the AAG’s current activities and membership. Please feel free to share your thoughts or to advocate for or against the idea at the blog following Eric's column.

In order to gauge AAG members’ views on this, the AAG 2014 election ballot will include a non-binding poll asking for your opinion. The poll will be worded as follows:

“NON-BINDING POLL: Do you favor changing the name of the Association of American Geographers to the American Association of Geographers? • Yes  • No”

This poll will not determine whether a name change will happen, but will inform AAG Council discussion of the topic at its Spring 2014 meeting. Initiation of a name change is governed by the AAG Constitution and Bylaws.

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