Geography 2050

Dr. Marie Price

American Geographical Society

Marie D. Price is President of the American Geographical Society, a learning society established in 1851 and dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, knowledge and understanding across business, government, and academia. She is the first woman to hold this office. Dr. Price is a Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research focuses upon human migration’s impact on development and social change and the role of open source geospatial technologies in advancing geographic information, decision-making, and community engagement. 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. Her books include a co-authored UN report Migrants’ Inclusion in Cities: Innovative Urban Policies and Practices (2012), a co-edited volume Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities (2008), and the co-authored award-winning textbook Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment and Development. She has also published over 50 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 enjoys bicycling, hiking, yoga, and travel with her family.