EventsGreat Decisions: Changing Demographics

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Great Decisions: Changing Demographics

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Central Library in Copley Square


The world experienced remarkable demographic changes in the 20th century that continue today and have resulted in far-reaching social, economic, political, and environmental consequences all over the globe. These consequences are creating mounting challenges to development efforts, security, the environment, as well as the sustainability of human populations. How will changing demographics impact the future?

This program will happen in-person in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the Boylston Street Building of the Central Library in Copley Square and over Zoom webinar. For in-person attendees, following the main program there will be a reception with refreshments from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Please check the "Registration Instructions" box on this calendar entry for registration instructions.

Jennifer D. Sciubba (Ph.D. University of Maryland) is an internationally recognized expert in the field of demographic security. Dr. Sciubba has studied at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and frequently advises the public and private sectors on demographics. She is the author of The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security (2011) and 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World (2022), and the editor of A Research Agenda for Political Demography (2021). Dr. Sciubba is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Phi Beta Kappa and of the board of the Population Reference Bureau. She is affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Rising Powers Initiative at Boston University. Sciubba is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of International Studies at Rhodes College, one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges.

This program is presented in partnership with World Boston, the Lowell Institute, and the GBH Forum Network.

About the BPL's COVID-19 health and safety protocols:

  • Program attendees are recommended to wear masks covering the nose and mouth.
  • Read the BPL's latest COVID-19 guidelines for visiting the library.
  • Program performer will remove their mask during the program.

Programming like this is enabled through the generosity of a variety of public and private funding. To learn more and support our programming, visit the Boston Public Library Fund website.

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