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• IGU Newsletter April 2017

Here you find the Newsletter #22 of the International Geographical Union

• CPG Newsletter 22 now online!

The IGU-CPG Newsletter 21 is available here


For old newsletters see this page

• IGU Annual Report 2016

Please find here the IGU report of activities for the year 2016

• IGU Newsletter January 2017

Last issue of the IGU newsletter available here

• PGSG Preconference to the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

The 30th Annual PGSG Preconference to the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

The AAG Political Geography Specialty Group is pleased to announce that the 30th Annual Preconference will be held at Harvard University on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, hosted and supported by the Center for Geographic Analysis, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Department of Government.
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 [Please note that the AAG main conference begins on a Wednesday this year]
Time: Sessions will run from approximately 8 am – 5 pm
Location: CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 [see here]
Paper presenters: Paper titles and abstracts of 250 words or less are due February 1, 2017. Please submit them with PAPER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION in the subject line to:
Poster presenters: For the first time, PGSG is welcoming poster proposals. Preconference participants may only present in one medium (paper or poster, but not both). Poster titles and abstracts of 250 words or less are due February 1, 2017. Please submit them with POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION in the subject line to:
Registration: As with our past pre-conferences, there will be a nominal $20 registration fee for faculty only. Faculty, please bring cash or checks on the day of the event.
Evening events: In addition to the annual group dinner after the preconference, PGSG will coordinate a social hour on Monday night for early arrivals. More details to follow.
Lodging & transportation: The Harvard campus is easily accessible from the AAG venues in Boston via the MBTA’s Red Line. We suggest preconference attendees choose the same lodging they would for the main conference, but for those who would like more information about housing in the Cambridge area, click here.
AAG scheduling: Should you have any concerns about the scheduling of your main conference presentation, coordinate with your session organizers and AAG administrators.
PSGG organizers: Natalie Koch (, Kenneth Madsen (
Inquiries: Please do not contact local hosts. All inquiries should be directed to the PGSG organizers individually or at:
Updates will be posted regularly on the PGSG website at:

• II IGU Thematic Conference – Tulcea

We are pleased to announce that
the second IGU thematic conference of 2017 which will take place in Tulcea, Romania from 11th to 15th September under the label: 
Land use/cover changes, biodiversity, health and environment, local and regional development.
Please find here the first circular of the conference

• IGU Thematic Conference La Paz – NEWS

International Geographical Union (IGU) in La Paz, Bolivia


 Geographies of Peace

Geografías para la paz

 23-25 April 2017

Please note that the early bird registration (with discounted fee) ends January 31st
The description of the fieldtrips have now been posted on the website:
Check under FAQs or

• Geographies of Peace / Geografías para la paz – CFP

First circular for the 2017 Thematic Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) in La Paz, Bolivia


Geographies of Peace

Geografías para la paz


23-25 April 2017

Geography has often been accused of being applied to waging war. Yet, it also offers a vast array of contributions to the construction of peace. The 2017 IGU-UGI thematic conference “GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE/ GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ” will highlight the various contributions of geography to the construction of peace.
In 2017 the International Geographical Union (IGU-UGI) will organize two Thematic Conferences, instead of a large Regional: one about “Energy, Geography & Balanced Development” in Baku (Azerbaijan), and one about “Geographies for Peace” in La Paz (Bolivia).
The Thematic Conference in La Paz will be held on 23, 24 and 25 April 2017, in combination with another major international scientific event, “EGAL, XVI ENCUENTRO DE GEÓGRAFOS DE AMÉRICA LATINA” (EGAL The 16th Meeting of Latin American Geographers), which will take place from 26 to 29 April in the same city.
The thematic conference “GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE/ GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ” will cover all possible dimensions, from the historical perspective, to forecasting, through the role of education or tourism, and the political analysis of war and peace. Therefore, several IGU Commissions may be involved in the organisation of the different sessions.
Peace is here widely defined. Peace is always shaped by the spaces in which it is made, as it too shapes those spaces. Peace means different things to different groups in different times, spaces, places, and scales. Peace can be created at the scale of the individual, the family, the community, the nation, and/or at other scales, but these different scales are often intertwined. Peace is a situated and spatial process – and as such is necessarily plural. Therefore, geographers are particularly well placed to research it, and to draw lines that connect the pieces of differently situated peaces.
The working languages of the Conference are English and Spanish.
COMFIRMED SPEAKERS include: Simon Dalby, Vladimir Kolosov, Virginie Mamadouh, Nick Megoran, Janice Monk, David Newman, John O’Loughlin, Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Jarkko Saarinen, Michael Shapiro.
Call for Paper
The deadline for submitting abstracts (250 words) for papers is 1 December, 2016. Decisions will be made by 15 December.
Abstracts and sessions can be submitted in either or both languages.
Presentations will be in either English or Spanish. Limited interpretation will be available. All presenters are kindly asked to adapt their speech tempo to their audience. If possible, participants are asked to complement their talk with a power point presentation in the other language.
Format for abstract submission

• IGU Newsletter April 2016

Last issue of the IGU newsletter available here

• Crises et mutations Contemporaines

English text below the french version
Le colloque international dédié au thème des “Crises et mutations Contemporaines”, et mettant en exergue les approches géoéconomiques et géopolitiques, est organisé à Reims les jeudi 26 et vendredi 27 mai 2016.
Ce colloque se compose de 9 sessions thématiques comprenant chacune 3 à 4 communications.
Programme des sessions
(Cliquez sur les liens suivants afin de consulter le contenu de ces sessions)
Jeudi 26 mai de 9h00 à 12h00
Session plénière introductive
Jeudi 26 mai de 14h00 à 17h30
Un nouvel ordre économique mondial?
Reconfigurer les espaces politiques
(Re)Penser les territoires industriels en crise
Vendredi 27 mai de 10h00 à 12h00
Nouvelles dynamiques économiques en Asie centrale et orientale
Gestion des ressources et défis du développement territorial (1)
Un nouvel ordre économique mondial ? (2)
Vendredi 27 mai de 14h00 à 16h00
Gestion des ressources et défis du développement territorial (2)
Étudier les répercussions spatiales de transitions politiques
Mobilités et migrations: quelles mutations frontalières a l’œuvre?
Vendredi 27 mai de 16h30 à 17h40
Session plénière conclusive
La participation à ce colloque est gratuite mais, afin de faciliter l’organisation de cet événement, nous vous invitons à vous inscrire en complétant le formulaire en ligne disponible à l’adresse suivante :
En savoir plus
– Programme complet:
– Présentation:
English version
The international conference dedicated to the theme of “Contemporary Crisis and change”, and highlighting the geoeconomic and geopolitical approaches, is organized at Reims on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May 2016.
This colloquium consists of 9 thematic sessions, each including 3 to 4 communications.
Program of the sessions
(Click on the following links to view the content of these sessions)
Thursday, May 26 from 9:00am to 12:00am
Introductive plenary session
Thursday, May 26 from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
A new global economic order?(1)
Political spaces’ reconfigurations
(Re)Thinking industrial territories in crisis
Friday, May 27 from 10:00am to 12:00am
New economic dynamics in Eastern and Central Asia
Resource management and challenges of territorial development (1)
A new global economic order ?(2)
Friday, May 27 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Resource management and challenges of territorial development (2)
Studying spatial implications of political transitions
Borders and migrations: ongoing bordering changes.
Friday, May 27 from 4:30pm to 5:40pm
Closing plenary session
Attendance at this colloquium is free but, in order to facilitate the organization of this event, please register by completing the online form available at the following address:
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– Complete program:
– Presentation:

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