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Gerard Toal

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Professor, Government and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia

    Full Biography

    Dr. Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail) is a Political Geographer and a founding figure in the creation of Critical Geopolitics. A Professor of International Affairs at Virginia Tech’s greater Washington area campus, he is the recipient of multiple research grants from the US National Science Foundation (NSF). His last book Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest for Ukraine and the Caucasus won the International Studies Association’s ENMIA Distinguished Book Award in 2019. His new book Oceans Rise Empires Fall: How Geopolitics Hastens Climate Change will be released in May by Oxford University Press.

    Major Publications

    G. Toal, C. Dahlman, Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and Its Reversal. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.