Geospatial Science and Technology: Integrating Science, Policy, and Societal Needs
Series: Science, Technology, and Globalization Project Seminar Series
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 22, 2012
|Speaker:||Douglas Richardson, Executive Director, Association of American Geographers|
This seminar will discuss the geospatial science, technology, and policy frameworks that reciprocally drive and constrain each other, the obstacles they create, and the extraordinary potential they present for addressing core governance, economic development, and societal needs. The seminar will also describe the emergence of real-time enterprise-wide Geographic Management Systems and how they are transforming the ways governments and businesses work, as well as how we experience the world around us.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.
Co-sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Douglas Richardson holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Geography from Michigan State University. His current research interests focus on the intersections of science and human rights; on space-time integration in geography and GIScience; and on geography's evolution as an international discipline and its future trajectories within the university and in society.