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24. Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America ...
On Sunday, September 18 at 8:00 am

Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America -- Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism
Harm de Blij

Michigan State University professor Harm de Blij argues that geographic illiteracy is a direct risk to America's national security in his book "Why Geography Matters." The author explains that in the event of an abrupt climate change, China will arise as a superpower and it will be easier for terrorist groups to threaten American interests. Mr. de Blij asserts that the only way for America to protect itself from these challenges is to understand the world's geography. This event was hosted by the World Affairs Council in Washington, DC.

Harm de Blij is Distinguished Professor of Geography at Michigan State University. He was the Geography Editor on ABC's "Good Morning America" for seven years and is an honorary life member of the National Geographic Society.

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