PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Tom Johnston

The Geography of Circumstance

Dr. Tom Johnston, Department of Geography & Environment

Place matters. Drawing on examples ranging in scale from the neighbourhood to the nation-state, from the micro scale to the macro, this presentation will explore the manner in which geographic location, both in absolute and relative terms, plays a role in shaping futures and helps us explain the present and the past.

Just as every population cohort is presented with different sets of circumstances, every geographic location has associated with it, constraints and opportunities that are specific to time and place.

The key message of this presentation will be that geography matters.

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