Geography 2050

Dr. Wesley Reisser

U.S. Department of State

Dr. Reisser is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, where he teaches Political Geography, Energy Resources, and a graduate seminar on Political Geography. He has also been a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State since 2003, where he works in different Bureaus, including Bureau of International Organizations, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and Bureau of Consular Affairs. He is a National Counselor at American Geographical Society, and a National Geography Bowl Committee at American Association of Geographers. Dr. Reisser has an extensive experience in energy resources. In his book “Energy Resource: From Science to Society,” the first-ever college textbook on energy for non-science majors, he talks about future energy technologies and how climate affects the global energy system. In his career, he teaches energy resources and co-authored the “Atlas of the 2008 Elections,” in which he analyzed the alternative energy propositions. He also participated in several conferences and symposiums, holding speeches about the inseparable relationship between economy and energy production, and raising the awareness of clean energy. Dr. Reisser graduated from the George Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs in 2004; and a Master’s degree in Geography in 2007. He also holds a PhD in Geography from University of California, Los Angeles in 2010.