GSA James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lectureship

The Geological Society of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 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.

2019 Lecturers

Laurent Jolivet
Laurent Jolivet
Frank Corsetti
Frank-Corsetti

The GSA International committee selected Laurent Jolivet (Sorbonne Université) as the incoming speaker from outside of North America who will present seminars of broad geologic interest in a tour of selected academic and related institutions within North America.

Frank Corsetti (USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences) is the outgoing speaker from within North America who will present exciting and cutting edge geoscience research in a tour of foreign universities and geological institutions.

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The 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.

Nominations for 2020

The deadline for nominations is 1 March.
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GSA International seeks nominations for distinguished geoscience speakers for the 2020-2021 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 2020 (self nominations welcome).