This leadership series webinar features Grant Saff, Melissa Gilbert, Kavita Pandit, and Hengchun Ye and is a special event within the joint/virtual Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference and Middle Atlantic AAG regional meeting.
What are the opportunities and challenges faced by geography departments among a growing number of interdisciplinary programs in closely related fields, such as Environmental Studies, Global and International Studies, GIScience, Urban Studies, Geosciences, Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies? Sometimes geographers have built alliances with nearby disciplines, in others competition has ensued. These issues have led to questions about rebranding, renaming, merging or blending geography with other programs. These four geography leaders have faced these questions as academic leaders in a range of universities.