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Privacy Notice |  I think this is an opportunity to get the content connected up to the brand. Knell, who officially steps into his new role on March 1, sat down Friday to talk about the road ahead for National Geographic. Although much of the West had long lagged behind the rest of the nation in technological ...read more, Poet and politician Dante Alighieri is exiled from Florence, where he served as one of six priors governing the city. I have no idea. What are they going to be? Learn about what the Society is doing to make that happen. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Whether it's religion or government or businesses or education or journalism, we've taken that to an extreme where almost no authority is respected. 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But I think we need to do a much better job on racial and ethnic diversity. Terms of Service |  On January 27, 1996, Serbian-born tennis player Monica Seles, the former No. All rights reserved. Gary Knell stands before the bronze plaque of the world that was installed in 1932 in the lobby of the National Geographic Society’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Whether it goes back to Sesame Street or to NPR or here, I've always believed media is a teacher. The Shelby GT 350, which featured a 306 horsepower V-8 engine, remained in production through the end of the 1960s and ...read more, On January 27, 1944, Soviet forces permanently break the Leningrad siege line, ending the almost 900-day German-enforced containment of the city, which cost hundreds of thousands of Russian lives. This bold move sent a message to his commanders that the president was tired of excuses and delays in seizing the offensive against ...read more, On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps—and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there. Explore this education resource collection, which provides learners background knowledge on issues related to cultural identity and diversity, increasing diversity in the geographic and scientific professions, and more. Knell is taking over from CEO Declan Moore, who is stepping down after 23 years at the company. Nine months after its inception, the Society published its first issue of National Geographic magazine. The people of Leningrad began ...read more, The United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong, and North Vietnam formally sign “An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam” in Paris. It is our differences that make the National Geographic Society, and our world, a better place. Gary Knell compares navigating the tumultuous media environment to whitewater rafting. The Society used its revenues from the magazine to sponsor expeditions and research projects that furthered humanity’s understanding of natural phenomena. To learn more, visit, Virtually Visit the "Women: A Century of Change" Exhibition, See Our Commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources, Watch Video: 130 Years of National Geographic Society. Technically, Reagan was a unit public relations officer, however Warner Brothers Studios and the ...read more, “I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch and we’re putting it out for dinner.” That’s the way John Lennon told the story of “Instant Karma,” one of his most memorable songs as a solo artist and the third Lennon single to appear before the official breakup of the Beatles. 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