Passion for geography

Terrence Adamson, Executive Vice President, National Geographic Society

1946 – Born in Georgia, US
1968 – Graduates, Emory University
1969 – Reporter, the Atlanta Constitution
1973 – Law clerk to judge Griffin B. Bell, U.S. Court of Appeals
1977 – Senior official, department of justice during the Carter administration as special assistant to the attorney general of the United States
1978 – Chief spokesman, Department of Justice
1979 – Fellow, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1998 – Executive vice president, National Geographic Society

Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic magazine

1951 – Born in Medford, Oregon
1974 – Graduates, Oregon State University
1975 – Staff photographer, Topeka Capital-Journal
1976 – Master’s degree in photography, University of Minnesota
1979 – Named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year
1980 – Picture editor and special projects photographer, Seattle Times
1983 – Embarks on freelance career and works for Life, Time and National Geographic magazines
1985 – Contract photographer, National Geographic
1995 – Joins staff of National Geographic
2003 – Named one of the world’s 25 most important photographers by American Photo magazine
2005 – Editor-in-chief, National Geographic
2008 – Named editor of the year by Advertising Age magazine

One of the oldest geographic magazines “National Geographic” held a workshop at the Moscow University’s Geographic Department earlier this month. Today, Terry Adamson, the executive vice president of the National Geographic Society and Chris Johns, the editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, are the guests in our studio to talk about the role of geography in the 21st century.