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Global Demography Forum


New challenges require new data. The experience of the Global South

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, Online Meeting




08:30-09:00: Registration


09:00-09:30: Opening Session

  • Dr Andreas Edel, Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, & Executive Secretary, Population Europe, Berlin
  • Drs Nico van Nimwegen, Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, & Secretary General and Treasurer, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, The Hague
Keynote: Population Ageing in India
  • Prof. James Sebastian Kuriath, PhD, Director and Senior Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai


09:30-10:30: Mortality

  • Prof. Georges Reniers, PhD, Professor of Demography, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Population Studies Group
  • Prof. Samuel Clark, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus


10:30-11:00: Coffee Break


11:00-12:00: Family & Fertility

  • Prof. Dr Albert Esteve Palós, Director, Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), and Adjunct Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Dr Eliya Zulu (tbc), Executive Director and founder of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)


12:00-13:00: Lunch


13:00-14:00: Human Capital

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lutz, Director of the World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria & Scientific Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences & Professor of Demography, University of Vienna
  • Prof. Dr Alex Chika Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia & Former (Founding) Director of African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, and the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)


14:00-15:00: Migration

  • Prof. Emilio Zagheni, PhD, Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock & Professor of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Prof. Dr Rainer Münz, KCMD, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra


15:00-15:30: Coffee Break


15:30-16:30: Gender

  • Prof. Dr Ridhi Kashyap, Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor of Social Demography, Co-Leader of the Programme Digital & Computational Science, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford University
  • Dr Sunita Kishor, Director, Demographic and Health Surveys Program, Rockville, Maryland


16:30-17:00: Closing Remarks