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PAIGH USNS Meet-and Greet

April 16, 2010, Washington, DC

Hosted by the Association of American Geographers

A group of officials and national representatives of various specialized organizations of the Organization of American States gathered recently to broaden understanding of various institutional initiatives, to consider priorities affecting the hemisphere, and to strengthen collaboration among the respective interests of the specialized organizations of the OAS. 

The United States National Section of the PanAmerican Institute for Geography and History (USNS-PAIGH) held this Meet-and-Greet event during the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Washington, DC on Friday, April 16, 2010.  Among the attendees were representatives of the Geography, Cartography, and History commissions of PAIGH as well as special guests from sister specialized organizations of OAS, namely, the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the PanAmerican Health Organization (PAHO), and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM).  The event was hosted by the AAG and the US National Section Geography Commission during the world’s largest academic and scientific disciplinary conference, attended by an estimated 8,200 scholars and practitioners from more than 75 countries.

(Back Row, L-R): Dr. James Biles, Associate Professor, Division of Social Sciences, City College of New York and Member of the USNS-PAIGH Geography Commission; Dr. Roger Sayre, Senior Scientist, Geographic Analysis & Monitoring Program, US Geological Survey and USNS-PAIGH Geography Commission Member-nominee; Paul Cooper, Vice President, CARIS and Member of the USNS-PAIGH Cartography Commission; Dr. Patricia Solís, Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, Association of American Geographers and National Section Representative, USNS-PAIGH Geography Commission; Dr. Wanda K. Jones, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, President of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS); Gianni Paz, Specialized Organizations Officer, Department of State, US Mission to the Organization of American States; Sylvia Wilson, Texas State University Graduate Student Research Assistant for the PanAmerican Advanced Studies Institute co-organized by the AAG and PAIGH with funding from the NSF; Ayesha London, Senior Specialist for Strategic Partnerships, InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture of the OAS; Dr. Régilo de Souza, Specialist in Health Information Systems, PanAmerican Health Organization of the OAS and the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO); (Front row, L-R):  Jean Parcher, Federal Geospatial Liaison, US Geological Survey and Vice President of the US National Section of PAIGH; Dr. Mark DeMulder, Chief of National Geospatial Programs, US Geological Survey and President of the US National Section of PAIGH; Dr. Carmelle Terborgh, Global Affairs Team Lead, ESRI and Member of the USNS-PAIGH Cartography Commission; (Not pictured): Dr. Erick Langer, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University and National Section Representative of the USNS-PAIGH History Commission; and Dr. David Salisbury, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond and Member of the USNS-PAIGH Geography Commission. 

Photo credit: David Salisbury.
 


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Dr. Patricia Solís, Representative
US Geography Commission
Association of American Geographers

Dr. Betty Smith, Alternate
Eastern Illinois University

Research Committee
Dr. David Salisbury, Principal
University of Richmond
Timothy F. Trainor, Member
US Census Bureau
Dr. Andrew Sluyter, Member
Louisiana State University
Dr. Roger Sayre, Member
US Geological Survey

Dolly V. García Joyé, Member

US Census Bureau

Eric Anderson, Member

NASA 

Education Committee
Dr. Betty Smith, Principal
Eastern Illinois Unviersity
Dr. Osvaldo A. Muñiz-Solari, Member
Texas State University - San Marcos
Dr. Diana Stuart Sinton, Member
University of Redlands

Committee on Institutional Strengthening
Dr. Ángel David Cruz Báez, Principal
Universidad de Puerto Rico--Río Piedras
Dr. James Biles, Member
City College of New York
Dr. David J. Keeling, Member
Western Kentucky University


President, Pan American Geography Commission of PAIGH
Jean Parcher,
US Department of the Interior

President, United States National Section of PAIGH

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, US Census