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Iceland: A Geographical Portrait
November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Professor Emeritus of Geography, Alexander Murphy, will give a talk about Iceland on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30pm at Curry Public Library. The talk is free and open to the public. A livestream option will be available via Zoom at the link below.
Talk Description: Iceland is one of the most dynamic, interesting places on Earth–a country shaped by vulcanism, ice, early Viking settlers, more recent arrivals, and a transformative socioeconomic story that saw the country rise out of poverty to become prosperous in just 75 years. Looking at Iceland through a geographical lens offers insights into how a mix of physical and human forces gave rise to a landscape and social setting that has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
About the Speaker: Alexander Murphy is a Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Oregon where he is the winner of the university’s highest teaching award. He is Senior Vice-President of the American Geographical Society, a past president of the American Association of Geographers, and a frequent advisor on National Geographic education initiatives. He specializes in political, cultural, and environmental geography, with regional emphases in Europe and the Middle East. Research, speaking invitations, and travel have taken him to more than 100 countries around the world. Professor Murphy is author of more than 100 articles and several books, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. He holds a bachelors degree in archaeology from Yale University, a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago.