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.
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
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.