Recalling Gilbert White

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Specialty Group Highlighted Session
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 2, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Rutherford H. Platt
Chairs: Rutherford H. Platt

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Gilbert F. White (1911-2006) was among the most distinguished and honored American geographers of the 20th Century. Among his many contributions, he stimulated efforts by geographers and others to foster human adjustments to the risks of our endangered planet through better-informed public and private sector decision-making. A panel of seven longtime colleagues and friends of White will reflect on his influence on their own careers and the geography profession in general. After panelists devote about eight minutes each to their comments, general audience discussion will be encouraged. The session will be video-recorded for archival purposes.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Ian Burton University of Toronto 8
Panelist Susan Cutter University of South Carolina 8
Panelist James Mitchell Rutgers University 8
Panelist James Wescoat MIT 8
Panelist Claire Rubin Claire B. Rubin Associates 8
Panelist Martin Reuss U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 8

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