GSA James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lectureship

The Geological Society of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 GSA James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lecturer Award. GSA seeks to be a leader in the global geoscience community in fulfillment of our mission and goals.

2016-2017 Lecturers

Terry Plank
Terry Plank
Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson

The GSA International committee selected Terry Plank (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory) as the outgoing speaker and Christopher Jackson (Imperial College) as the incoming speaker based on their clear qualifications as scientists as well as their dynamic and clear public speaking.

The 2016 lecture tours are made possible through a gift to the GSA Foundation by James B. Thompson, Jr., whose bequest contributed to the endowment of two lecture tours by distinguished geologists, one a non-North American scientist to tour academic and related institutions within North America, and the other a North American scientist to tour foreign universities and geological institutions. Both tours are arranged under the guidance of GSA International.

Seeking Nominations for 2017-2018

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GSA International seeks nominations for distinguished geoscientist speakers for the 2017-2018 GSA James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lecturer. Nominations are being accepted for two dynamic speakers of established scientific stature who can present stimulating and cutting edge geoscience research for one or two tours each. The nominee/s may be either living outside of North America and be able to lecture at North American institutions. Or the nominee/s may be living within North America and be able to lecture outside of N. America on topic/s that are at the forefront of research in order to raise visibility for The Geological Society of America within the international geoscience community. The deadline to submit your nominations is 1 March 2017 (self nominations welcome).