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 168 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.
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September 4, 2019: The American Geographical Society Names 2019-2020 AGS Geography Teacher Fellows
August 6, 2019: The American Geographical Society Announces Samantha Power as the Keynote Speaker at Geography 2050: Borders and a Borderless World.
July 9, 2019: The American Geographical Society Selected to Lead Global Conversation on the Ethical Dimensions of New Geospatial Data and Technologies.
April 30, 2019: The American Geographical Society Announced the Selection of the 2018 Geographical Review Best Paper Award.
April 8, 2019: The American Geographical Society Names Author and Journalist, Mr. James Fallows, an Honorary Fellow.
April 5, 2019: AGS Announces the Selection of Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group as the Publisher of Geographical Review.
March 20, 2019: American Geographical Society Awards 2019 Council Fellowships
March 19, 2019: AGS Councilor, David Kaplan, Elected as AAG President
January 24, 2019: Academy of Arts, Science and Technology Teacher and Students Win National Mapping Contest
January 24, 2019: Troy Athens High School Teacher and Students Win National Mapping Contest
January 24, 2019: Cinco Ranch High School Teacher and Students Win National Mapping Contest