Geographical Review Annual Lecture Presents James Fallows

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Landscape Specialty Group, Rural Geography Specialty Group, American Geographical Society
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Empire Room, Omni, West
Organizers: David Kaplan
Chairs: David Kaplan


This third annual lecture presents James Fallows, one of America's premier public intellectuals. Fallows is the national editor of the Atlantic Monthly and has written widely on politics, technology, China, and geography. His most recent book, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, was written with his wife Deborah Fallows and presents a series of vignettes of the United States today. What makes this unusual is that they travel around the country in a small airplane allowing us to see how many small cities and towns have revitalized. As the New York Times says in its review is that "James and Deborah Fallows manage to show us, as if we were riding along with them on their craft, is that much of America’s vibrancy is off the beaten path."

Fallows will provide us with his insights on American geography followed by a question and answer session.

After the talk, we will presenting the Geographical Review Best Paper Award for 2018.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction David Kaplan Kent State University 10
Discussant James Fallows Atlantic Monthly 20

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