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Monmonier delivers lecture as part of the College of William and Mary’s Geopolitics Fall Lecture Series
Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School, recently delivered a guest lecture, Nov. 12, at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The lecture, “Fear and loathing in geopolitics: cartographies of pretension and persuasion,” was part of the Geopolitics Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies and the Department of Government at the College of William and Mary.
Monmonier’s research focuses on the history of cartography in the 20th century, as well as the use of maps for surveillance and as analytical and persuasive tools in journalism, politics, public administration and science. He was awarded the American Geographical Society’s O.M. Miller Medal in 2001, and the German Cartographic Society’s Mercator Medal in 2009.