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Marie D Price Faculty Member

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Marie D. Price is a Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. A Latin American and migration specialist, her studies have explored human migration’s impact on development and social change. Recently, as President of the American Geographical Society (2016-presnt), she is interested in the growing role of geospatial technologies and their ethical application to geographic information, decision-making, and governance. She is a non-resident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute and serves on the Board of the Dream Project-VA since 2012. In 2017 she participated in an UN expert group on sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration, and in 2018 she gave the keynote at the UN Commission on Population and Development. She is co-author of two leading textbooks in world geography: Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment and Development, 7th edition (2018, Pearson) and Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World, 6th edition (2019, Pearson). Her publications also include a co-authored report Migrants’ Inclusion in Cities: Innovative Urban Policies and Practices (2012, United Nations), co-edited book Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities (2008, Syracuse University Press) and over 60 refereed articles and book chapters. Marie earned her graduate degrees in geography at Syracuse University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She was Chair of the Geography Department from 2003-2009; 2013-14; Spring 2019. She also directed the Latin American Studies Program in the Elliott School 1999-2001. In 2005 she received the Trachtenberg Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at the George Washington University. In 2010 the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers presented her the Preston E. James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award in recognition of a lifetime achievement towards the understanding of the geography of Latin America.

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