If you’re going to be anywhere near Bucknell, Pennsylvania on October 29th, Lee Schwartz, the Geographer of the United States will be giving a talk entitled, “Why Geography Matters: Geographical Awareness and Global Diplomacy,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. It’s free to the public, so anyone can attend. For those of you who were unaware that the United States had a Geographer, the post is part of the Department of State, and that’s about all I could find out. The State Department’s website unfortunately didn’t seem to have a history of the Office of the Geographer, but maybe I will do a little more digging because I’m curious about it myself.
If any of you get a chance to go and listen, let us know how the talk went!