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Let's discuss on September 10, 2021

The AAG invested in building a virtual community for graduate students across the globe, and building resilience to this unprecedented circumstance. We hope our virtual format will continue to build community beyond the pandemic.

Next year, we are increasing our investment in this program and hope to serve more graduate students pursuing a geography (or related) degree. We may also want to support members who recently graduated and are in non-academic jobs. To do so we are organizing an all-day virtual event, welcoming graduate students, instructors, scholars, professionals, AAG Specialty/Affinity Group leaders, and other stakeholders, to provide input on this program. The day will consist of several conversations we would like to engage you in, to reflect on the stories of participating students and instructors thus far (find more student quotes here, and Tweets related to the #GradResearchDuringCOVID# here), and to discuss the future directions of the program.

Testimonies from Geography Graduate Students and Instructors

Event Schedule for September 10, 2021 and View the Recording Here
Times are in U.S. Eastern Time

9:00 am - 9:45 am: Pre-Recorded Lightning Talks from Graduate Student Participants and Instructors
9:45 am - 10:30 am: Overview of the AAG Learning Series for Graduate Students (2020-2021) (RECORDED)
10:30 - 11:15 am: Moderated Session #1

11:15 am - 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Introduction and Discussion on the Future of AAG Learning Series for Graduate Students (2021-2022) (RECORDED)
12:00 - 12:30 pm: Moderated Session #2
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Social Lunch Break with AAG Specialty Groups 

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Break

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Report back from Interactive Session #1 and Social Lunch (RECORDED)
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Moderated Sessions #3
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Close of Event

Event Moderators and Support

This event will be moderated by several graduate students and instructors, namely Alisa (Wenjun) Yang (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kansas), Nita Shashidharan (Ph.D. Candidate, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, India), Brittany Jones (University of Toledo), Terra McKee (Ph.D. Candidate, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University), Rae Jewett (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto), Shrobona Karkun Sen (Ph.D. Candidate, Temple University), Chantal Rietdijk (Ph.D. Candidate, National Taiwan Normal University), Kimberly Fernandes (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania), Pallavi Gupta (Ph.D. Candidate, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Peter DeBartolo (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oxford), Michael Desjardins (Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dydia DeLyser (Associate Professor, California State University, Fullerton), Linda Peake (Professor and Director, The City Institute at York University), and Lindsay Naylor (Chair of the Program, University of Delaware).

This event is supported by   (join them on AAG Knowlege Community or find them on their Website, Twitter, Facebook).

Contact us at research-during-covid@aag.org if you have any questions about this event.