Anthony de Souza

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Anthony De Souza (born 1943) is the director of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources at the National Research Council of the National Academies.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

De Souza was born in London, England in 1943. De Souza holds B.A. (honors) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Reading in England.[citation needed]


De Souza was executive director of the National Geography Standards Project at the National Geographic Society, secretary general of the 27th International Geographical Union Congress, editor of National Geographic Research & Exploration, and editor of the Journal of Geography.[citation needed]

He has held positions as a professor and as a visiting scholar at George Washington University, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, University of Minnesota, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.[citation needed] He has served as a member of NRC committees and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Biosphere 2.[2]

De Souza has received numerous honors and awards, including the Medalla Benito Juárez in 1992 and the Gilbert Grosvenor honors award from the Association of American Geographers in 1996.[citation needed]



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