Dr. Asher Siebert, a postdoctoral research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia will be presenting, "Climate Change and Risk Management in Africa: examples from the Sahel and Rwanda" on Wednesday, November 9 at 1 PM in room 1022 HN.



The Department of Geography is hosting a panel discussion of members from the American Geographical Society (AGS) to discuss careers in geospatial technologies. Join us on Wednesday, November 16 at 1 PM and hear successful entrepreneurs discuss their views on careers in this exciting field. Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP to reserve your seat!



Join us at Civic Hall on November 12 & 13th for Expedition: Hackathon as we map the future geography of conversation, restoration, and sustainability. Grand Prize includes $3000 and a trip to Washington DC. Hunter College students - use coupon code: HUNTER16

Funded Opportunity


The American Geographical Society's Fall Symposium GEOGRAPHY 2050: Envisioning A Sustainable Planet will be hosted by The Earth Institute of Columbia University on November 17th and 18th. The Department of Geography has obtained funding to fully support at least five students to attend this 2-day event. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn, meet leaders, and to network. Apply Today!

In the News


Professor William Solecki co-authors an article in NATURE featuring a new study illustrating that small and medium-sized cities especially in developing countries are growing quickest and need increased protection against natural hazards and attention to sustainability planning. Read press release.

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