Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Peter Bobrowsky

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Peter Bobrowsky is a professional archaeologist and geologist with 30 years of experience working as a consultant, scholar and researcher in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He obtained his PhD in 1989 from the University of Alberta and is currently an Adjunct Full Professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. An author of some 350 scientific publications including several technical books such as the Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, he was elected as an International Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eugene Shoemaker Communications Award for Best Book in 2009, the Edward B. Burwell Jr. Award for Engineering Geology in 2011 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Dr. Bobrowsky has a prominent history of international positions and appointments including former Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences an NGO representing some 1 million earth scientists around the world, former President of the Canadian Quaternary Association, and former President of the Geological Association of Canada. A popular lecturer for the Smithsonian, he is a passionate traveler who has visited some 100 countries. Known for his scholarly insights and enthusiastic and easygoing speaking style, he will bring to life the crucial link between landscapes and society.

What Our Travelers Say

Peter was super - engaging, personable, authoritative, available, fun., first rate!

- Irene M., Transpacific Cruise

Not only were his lectures outstanding but he offered much more when socializing

- Karen S., Transpacific

Upcoming Tours

Expedition to Antarctica

14 days | Starting at: $9,995
Jan 26, 2019 - Feb 8, 2019

A Round-trip Cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina Aboard the 200-guest Le Boréal & L'Austral
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Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22 days | Starting at: $10,184
Feb 18, 2019 - Mar 11, 2019
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Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

8 days | Starting at: $4,295
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019

A Cruise from Juneau to Vancouver Aboard the Le Soleal
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Around the World by Private Jet

24 days | Starting at: $85,950
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019

Featuring the World’s Greatest Treasures & Legendary Places
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