Corey Johnson

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Joachim Herz Stiftung Fellow


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Corey Johnson is the Academy’s Joachim Herz Fellow for 2011-2012. He is an assistant professor of geography at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in German and geography from the University of Kansas. His research is focused on the political, cultural, and economic geography of Europe, Germany and its neighbors; more specifically the impacts of globalization and European integration on the political organization of space. For this project he is interested in three interrelated questions: 1) In what ways have struggles over energy and pipeline projects in Eurasia been framed in classical geopolitical terms by governments, corporations, and media? 2) Using the specific example of Germany, what geopolitical logics and strategies are being deployed, and by whom, to ensure access to energy sources? 3) Given the emergence of a vastly more complicated and comprehensive network of pipelines across Eurasia, as well as renewed interest in LNG as a means of moving gas to markets, what alternative geopolitical visions for Eurasia are possible?

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