Noted economist Kevin Quinn hosts “Conversations from St. Norbert College,” a monthly TV program taped on campus.

“Conversations from St. Norbert College”

December 2014
Juan Valdés, official geographer for National Geographic

Juan Valdés, the official geographer of the National Geographic Society, will be the guest on the December installment of “Conversations from St. Norbert College,” the monthly television show hosted by Kevin Quinn (Academic Affairs). He will discuss his career with National Geographic and the various facets of mapmaking.      

Valdés moved from his native Havana, Cuba, to the United States as a boy. He studied geography and cartography at the University of Maryland in College Park, and joined National Geographic as a typographer in the cartographic department in January of 1976.    

In his capacity as the official geographer of the National Geographic Society, Valdés assists the Map Policy Committee with uncertain and frequently changing matters such as borders, disputed territories and naming conventions. He also serves as the director of editorial and research for National Geographic Maps, ensuring accuracy and consistency across all map products.



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