Michael Urban Headed to State Department

As the Earth’s climate continues to change, humanity is learning to grapple with the impacts of a warming planet—forcing us to reassess how and where we live, how we get from place to place, and how we feed an ever-growing population.

Associate Professor of Geography Mike Urban (who recently stepped down as department chair) is an expert on this topic, publishing and teaching classes. In September, Urban will take his expertise to the U.S. Department of State, where he will serve as a foreign affairs officer for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs for the next year.