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Association of American Geographers

  • By: Douglas Richardson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is a professional and scholarly association representing educators, researchers, and practitioners in geography. Founded in 1904 as a nonprofit scientific and educational society, its 10,000-plus members today share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography. The association is governed by an elected council, which sets the overall policy and appoints an executive director, who manages the affairs of the association, supported by numerous committees and a professional staff. The AAG headquarters is located in Washington, D.C.

The association hosts approximately 7,000 attendees each year at its annual meetings, sponsors international workshops and specialty conferences, and conducts research programs on a wide range of geographical topics. The AAG also publishes some of the world's most distinguished and influential scholarly ...

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