UC Forum: Ethical Issues in Geography


Event details

Presentation by Jerry Dobson, KU Professor of Geography; President, American Geographical Society; Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academies and U. S. Department of State.

Jerry Dobson will discuss ethical issues confronting geographers, based on his experiences working in the U. S. Department of State, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and KU. Topics, from Darfur to geoslavery, will highlight societal implications arising from the discipline’s vital role in government and the public’s boundless embrace of geographic technologies.

((The University-Community forum (Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00) has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. It is a series of presentations by faculty, students and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on ideas and events that shape our society. Presentation: noon to 1pm. Optional Lunch served at 11:30 am ($6.50 adults, $3.50 students))


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