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The American Geographical Society (AGS) is a 21st-century learning society dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, knowledge, and understanding across business, government, academe, social sectors, and most importantly with teachers and students. Established in 1851, AGS is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States.  It is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in geographical research and education for over 166 years.  The mission of AGS is to advance and promote geography in business, government, science, and education. Our goal is to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide.  AGS seeks to engage the American public, from its youngest to its oldest citizens, with new and amazing ways to understand and characterize our changing world. The Society maintains its headquarters in New York City.

We are happy to connect members of the media to any of our experts in geographic and geospatial fields. For specific inquiries, please email ags@americangeo.org or call the office at 718. 745.8354.


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PRESS RELEASES

2018

December 4, 2018: American Geographical Society Endorses IPCC “SR15” Global Warming Report

December 3, 2018: American Geographical Society Awards The Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal to Prof. Andrew Blowers

September 4, 2018: The American Geographical Society Names 2018 AGS Geography Teacher Fellows

May 16, 2018:  American Geographical Society to Award Samuel Finley Breese Morse Medal to Dr. Christopher Baruth

March 14, 2018:  American Geographical Society Awards 2018 Council Fellowships

March 12, 2018:  AGS Councilor, David Kaplan, Elected as AAG Vice-President

February 20, 2018: American Geographical Society Elects New Councilors Dr. Michael Steinberg and Mr. Mark Safran

2017

November 29, 2017: American Geographical Society Awards O.M. Miller Medal to Mr. John Hanke at Annual Symposium

November 27, 2017: American Geographical Society Awards O.M. Miller Medal to Mr. Brian McClendon at Fall Symposium

November 27, 2017: American Geographical Society Awards Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal to Dr. Diana Liverman at Fall Symposium

October 12, 2017: AGS Announces the Returning Geography Teacher Fellows of 2017

September 7, 2017: AGS Announces the Geography Teacher Fellows of 2017

June 8, 2017: AGS White Paper urges, “There is No Downside to Sustainability”

April 24, 2017: AGS Geography Teacher Fellow Program Brings Teachers to the Forefront of Geography and Geospatial Innovation

April 6, 2017: The American Geographical Society Endorses Council on Foreign Relations’ Report on Arctic

April 3, 2017: The American Geographical Society Awards 2017 Council Fellowships


2016

November 23, 2016: Mapathon Held at American Geographical Society’s Fall Symposium

November 11, 2016: American Geographical Society Elects New Councilors

October 24, 2016: American Geographical Society Announces Mr. William Reilly and Dr. Roger Sayre as the Keynote Speakers for the 2016 AGS Fall Symposium

October 17, 2016: American Geographical Society to Award Honorary Fellowships at Fall Symposium

October 12, 2016: American Geographical Society to Award Charles P. Daly Medal to Dr. Robert Kates

September 26, 2016 The American Geographical Society Names Ms. Allison Hunt, as a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow

September 19, 2016 The American Geographical Society Names 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellows

September 12, 2016 American Geographical Society Announces Inauguration of New AGS Junior Service Fellows (JSF) Program

July 15, 2016 American Geographical Society Announces the Launch of the New FOCUS on Geography Digital Journal

April 28, 2016 American Geographical Society Awards 2016 Council Fellowships

April 11, 2016 American Geographical Society Announces Launch of New AGS Geography Teacher Fellows Program

March 10, 2016 American Geographical Society Announces Chair-Elect and President-Elect

February 29, 2016 American Geographical Society Endorses World Economic Forum Report on Arctic Investment

February 9, 2016 American Geographical Society Awards Wrigley-Fairchild Prize


2015

December 9, 2015 American Geographical Society Endorses tenBoma Counter-Poaching Initiative

October 26, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces Honorary Fellows for 2015 Fall Symposium

October 7, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces Keynote Speakers for 2015 Fall Symposium

September 25, 2015 American Geographical Society to Award Melamid Medal to Dr. Martin J. Pasqualetti

July 20, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces New Councilors

July 14, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces Endorsement of the “Geo for All” Initiative

May 20, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces Endorsement of State of the Map US 2015

May 10, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces New Editorial Review Board for Geographical Review

April 17, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces New Editor for Geographical Review

April 10, 2015 American Geographical Society Announces Inauguration of New AGS Fellows Program

April 2, 2015 American Geographical Society Issues “Call for Proposals” for 2015 Fall Symposium

March 12, 2015 American Geographical Society Awards 2015 Council Fellowships


2014

December 2, 2014 American Geographical Society Awards Van Cleef Memorial Medal to Dr. Edward Malecki

December 2, 2014 American Geographical Society Awards Cullum Medal to Dr. Lee Schwartz

June 17, 2014 American Geographical Society Endorses and Commends the Rockefeller Foundation for its “100 Resilient Cities” Initiative

February 20, 2014 American Geographical Society Endorses World Economic Forum Report on Arctic

February 27, 2014 American Geographical Society Awards 2014 Council Fellowships