Geography 2050

Dr. Lee Schwartz

United States Department of State

Dr. Lee Schwartz is the Geographer of the Department of State and the Director of its Office of the Geographer and Global Issues in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Dr. Schwartz is the Department’s 9th Geographer, a position established in 1921 and, according to federal regulations, is responsible for providing guidance to all federal agencies on questions of international boundaries and sovereignty claims. He previously held positions in the State Department as the Division Chief for Global Issues and for United Nations and Humanitarian Concerns. Dr. Schwartz is also a former member of the faculty of American University’s School of International Service.