Geography 2050

Dr. Christopher Tucker

MapStory

Dr. Christopher Tucker has spent the last two decades at the intersection of technology, strategy, geography, and national security as an innovator, investor, social entrepreneur, author, and strategic advisor to the United States national security community. As Chairman of the American Geographical Society, he launched a multi-year strategic dialog known as Geography2050, focused on the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our planet over the coming decades. As the creator of MapStory.org, he pioneered the democratization of spatio-temporal data, and its use to understand our rich past, our complex present, and our uncertain future. Dr. Tucker has served on a wide variety of public sector, corporate, and nonprofit boards, including the Defense Science Board Intelligence Task Force, the Director of National Intelligence's Strategic Studies Group, the Secretary of Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, and the Open Geospatial Consortium. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D from Columbia University. His passion for geography and the fate of future generations animates his work.