Professor John O'Loughlin is one of the towering figures behind the renaissance of political geography that has taken place over the past few decades. Over a career spanning some 40 years, Professor O'Loughlin has produced an extraordinary body of scholarship in area studies, conflict studies, electoral geography, and geopolitics. He has shaped intellectual agendas in each of these fields, and he has played a crucial role in building bridges among and between them. Read the press release.
The AAG Honors were conferred at the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles during a special awards luncheon on Saturday, April 13, 2013. AAG Honors are the highest awards offered by the Association of American Geographers. They are offered annually to recognize outstanding accomplishments by members in research & scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe and for lifetime achievement. AAG Honors remains among the most prestigious awards in American geography and have been awarded since 1951.