Public Lecture

AGU holds an annual public lecture on a hot topic in Earth and/or space science at its annual meeting in San Francisco.

View the 2013 Public Lecture by earthquake expert Lucile Jones below

Public Lecture at Fall Meeting 2013: Imagine an America without Los Angeles: Natural Hazards and the Complexity of Urban America


Dr. Lucile Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction with the United States Geological Survey, delivered the American Geophysical Union’s annual public lecture at the 2013 Fall Meeting in San Francisco. A familiar face to many in California, Jones is frequently interviewed on television after major earthquakes in southern California. Her work has resulted in more than 100 publications regarding hazards science. Her current SAFRR (Science Application for Risk Reduction) Project has the mission of innovating the application of hazards science to help protect the safety, security, and economic well-being of the Nation.

Read more about Dr. Jones in this Eos article

Dr. Lucile Jones

Science Advisor for Risk Reduction
Natural Hazards Mission Area: SAFRR Project
United States Geological Survey



Watch a video of our 2012 Public Lecture Curiosity Driven Mars Exploration including interviews with panelists Michael Meyer, John Grotzinger, and Rebecca Williams.




Andrew Feustel

Watch our 2011 public lecture, Adventures of a (Geoscientist) Astronaut: Nuts, Bolts, and Repairs in Earth Orbit given by Astronaut Andrew Feustel.

Read more about Public Lecture in our Eos article