From the global, to the local, we are experiencing our common geography in a myriad of new ways that are in need of explanation. The Accidental Geographer is a blog on geopolitics, borders, and world (dis)order. Occasionally I host podcasts featuring cutting-edge research from world renowned academics in the field of political geography.
You can find previously recorded podcasts below or on Soundcloud.
October 21st – Migration: ‘Crisis’ or new Normal?’ Featuring Professor Thomas Nail, author of ‘The Figure of the Migrant‘ and Alison Mountz, visiting professor of Geography at Harvard and author of ‘Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border.’
November 4th – Geopolitics and its Discontents. With special guest Robert Kaplan, named one of the world’s “top 100 global thinkers” by Foreign Policy Magazine and author of ‘The Revenge of Geography: What the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate.’ Mr. Kaplan used to be the Chief Geopolitical Analyst at STRATFOR, the world’s largest private intelligence agency. The Podcast will also feature Gerry Kearns, professor of Geography at Maynooth University in the Republic of Ireland. Professor Kearns work “Geopolitics and Empire: the Legacy of Halford Mackinder,” won the Murchison Award from the Royal Geographical Society. You can see a full list of his publications here.
November 16th – The Arctic: Exploration, Geopolitics and Climate Change at the World’s End
November 30th – Maps: What they tell us & what they don’t
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