Teaching Geography and Geopolitics


Date : Sat., April 20, 2002 to Sun., April 21, 2002 Category : Butcher History Institute



Visit a strange city or neighborhood without a map, and you are lost.  We know this, and so do our students.  But maps are not only essential for travel.  They are vital to understanding national and global history, politics, economics, and culture.  Knowing geography, appreciating how it influences political and military events and sets limits to what politicians, economists, and business leaders can do in a given region, is more essential than ever for our young people, who need to understand the world in order to shape fruitful lives in it.

FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education and FPRI's Center for the Study of America and the West are pleased to announce a weekend-long history institute on "Teaching Geography and Geopolitics," featuring a series of lectures by leading scholars in several fields.  This program is specially designed for secondary school teachers, curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty.

Teaching Geography and Geopolitics Conference Summary by Trudy J. Kuehner

 

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


04/20/2002 - 11:00 AM to 11:05 AM
Alan Luxenberg

Director - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy


Why Geography Matters


04/20/2002 - 11:05 AM to 12:15 PM
Walter A. McDougall

Chairman

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Related Article(s):

You Can’t Argue with Geography


Does Geopolitics Matter?


04/20/2002 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM


The Geopolitics of Europe


04/20/2002 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
David Gress

Senior Fellow

Visiting Professor of International Relations, Boston University


The Geopolitics of China, Japan, and East Asia


04/20/2002 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Arthur Waldron

Lauder Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Director of Asian Studies, American Enterprise Institute


Narrating the Past: Maps in Historical Atlases


04/20/2002 - 7:30 PM
Jeremy Black

Senior Fellow

Professor of History, University of Exeter


Changing the Map of the Americas


04/21/2002 - 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Anthony DePalma

New York Times


Cultural Geography of Colonial America


04/21/2002 - 9:30 AM to 10:45
Alan Taylor

Professor of History, University of California at Davis


Panel: Teaching Geography and Geopolitics


04/21/2002 - 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
William Anthony Hay

Moderator

Executive Director - Center for the Study of America and the West

Paul Dickler

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Neshaminy High School

James Kurth

Chairman - Center for the Study of America and the West

Claude Smith Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College

Related Article(s):

Teaching Geography and Geopolitics


Location


Venue


Gregg Conference Center


270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
PA Bryn Mawr 19010

Registration links


Register Deadline


Related Program(s)


Center for the Study of America and the West

Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Program on Teaching Military History

What Participants Receive:

Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute.  Forty participants will be selected to receive:

*     free room and board

*     assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute

*     stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work

*     partial travel scholarships available for participants outside the East Coast

*     free copy of Maps and History, by Jeremy Black

*     one-year subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs