Professor Ghazi-Walid Falah, who is Editor-in-Chief of the Arab World Geographer has kindly made available the latest special issue of the journal which contains some 21 essays and a number of commentaries. The essays are contributed by high profile retired Geographers and the special issue provides us with fascinating disciplinary insights into the life and times of some of the most influential academics of the modern age. The series of articles offers a window into the everyday lives of retired geographers whose research interests span the breadth of our rich subject. This issue of The Arab World Geographer (AWG) is published on the occasion of the 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC) to be held in Beijing, China, 21-25 August 2016 (

Download the full text of the special issue here.