Guest Speaker


Dr. Alexander Murphy
Professor of Geography, University of Oregon
Senior Vice President, American Geographical Society

Speaks about

Coping With a Fast-Changing World:
Why Geography Matters

In conversation with

Professor Bill Solecki
Department of Geography
Hunter College

Professor Jill Gross
Department of Urban Policy & Planning
Hunter College

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
President Conference Room
1700 Hunter East
Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York

RSVP to Christina Santiago -

Abstract: Professor Murphy, a past president of the American Association of Geographers, has traveled and conducted research on six continents. Murphy’s latest book “Geography: Why It Matters” explains why geography, a subject concerned with how people, environments, and places are organized and interconnected, is so important. Geographical perspectives and techniques provide critical insights into a planet undergoing unprecedented change as a result of rising sea levels, deforestation, species extinction, rapid urbanization, modern technologies, and mass migration.

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Department of Geography.