Another six months
have passed since the last newsletter in December and we are happy to report
of very interesting meetings and to announce some important meetings coming
But before we would like to point out some administrative changes we are working on. Today we are happy to have about three hundred correspondents, who receive this newsletter every half a year. But as you can imagine this amount increases our mailing costs, so we will change our delivery to email newsletters. Some of you already received this newsletter per email, if you do belong to those who have received this newsletter per regular mail, we ask you to send us your email address. So you will get the next newsletter per email. Please send us your email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to organize a mailing list, so we can keep you up with information on time.
Furthermore we are
about to construct a website for the commission. You find it under:
Also we kindly ask you to send us information about your new publications and interesting announcements!
I hope to see you at the next meeting and send you the best wishes for a successful summer,
The planned and confirmed future commission meetings are:
|2001||STAVROPOL and KISKOVODSK (Russia), September 12.-17.|
|2002||LOS ANGELES (USA), Probably, March 16.-19.|
|DURBAN (South Africa), August 4.-8. at the Regional IGU Conference|
|2003||LISABON (Portugal), spring|
|PRAGUE (Czech Republic), autumn|
|2004 GLASGOW (UK), at the next IGC|
12.-17. September 2001
The Commissions on
Political Geography, on Geography and Public Policy, and on Mountain Geography
of the International Geographical Union, the Stavropol State University
(SSU) and the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(IGRAS) organize in Stavropol and Kislovodsk (Russia) on September 12-17,
2001 the international conference: „Settlement Systems, Ethnocultural Mosaics
and Geopolitics of Mountainous Regions“.
The main objective of the conference is an interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary transformations of settlement systems in mountainous regions in relation with their geopolitical role, political and administrative division, ethnocultural situation and economic processes.
It is supposed to consider mountainous regions in close connection with plains. Comparative studies of mountains are especially welcome. The focus will be made on Caucasus, including its Russian northern part and Transcaucasia. It is suggested to discuss the following questions.
Part 1. The demographic situation, migrations, settlement systems and political geography of mountainous regions
Part 2. Dynamics of settlement and ethnopolitical conflicts in Caucasus.
For further information contact: Dr. Vladimir Kolossov; E-mail: email@example.com
in Los Angeles
16.-19. March 2002
The joint meeting
between our commission and the PGSG will be held at the Red Lion Hanalei
Hotel in San Diego's Mission Valley March 16 through 19, 2002. The hotel
is conveniently located near the airport with access to a number of sites
of interest in San Diego, including the trolley the runs between Tijuana
and the eastern suburbs, Sea World, the Presidio, and Old Town. The room
cost at the Hanalei is $110 single or double. We will look for some cheaper
accommodations as well.
Our plan is to have the Sunday and Monday be the main presentation days. The Saturday would begin with a field trip to the border, then have a plenary session in the evening. The Tuesday would involve a field trip examining coastal growth policies and air quality policies on the way to Los Angeles.
PGSG caps conference fees at $75 with a half fee for students. We may have to charge a separate fieldtrip fee.
Presumably the meeting will have the following title: Globalization on the Doorstep: Political Geography and Public Policy in Border Regions. Some sessions will be organized around the conference themes. Others will be open to all subjects engaging political geography and/or the geography of public policy.
For questions and further information contact Rex Honey: firstname.lastname@example.org
of the International Geographical Union
Durban, South Africa
4.-8. August 2002
We are pleased to
announce that the next regional conference of the International Geographical
Union (IGU), hosted by the African Geographical Community, will be held
at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Durban, South Africa. The
conference is open to all scientists across the spectrum of the Earth,
Environmental, Developmental and Social Sciences. Most of the Commissions
and Study Groups of the IGU will hold business meetings in conjunction
with the conference.
The challenges facing geography as a discipline, both globally and regionally, are many and varied and are arguably of greater importance at this point in time than ever before. Innovation, new technology and efficient networking are required to face the challenges posed inter alia by globalization, the sustainable and equitable utilization of resources, degradation and global warming.
The conference aims to present a forum at which these challenges can be addressed. Participants can choose from a range of pre and post-conference scientific excursions to some of the exotic destinations in southern Africa.
For further information see: http://www.turners.co.za/igu/
For registration and second
announcement brochure download file from: