Welcome to the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies!
As a University-wide initiative, we bring together scientists from all corners of the Harvard campus – and beyond – to make exciting advances in population research. With seven billion people living on the planet and a projected nine billion by 2050, our focus is on examining the most nuanced trends and important challenges in this century.
- Monday, March 10—”The Contours of Contemporary Fertility Declines: A Fresh Assessment,”
presented by John Casterline, Robert T. Lazarus Professor in Population Studies, Department of Sociology, and Director, Initiative in Population Research, Ohio State University
- Wednesday, March 12—”Women and Health: A Cause for Optimism?” presented by Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Director, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
- Thursday, March 13 – “Emotion and Decision Making,” presented by Jennifer Lerner, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- On January 21, Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman participated in a panel discussion sponsored by The Forum at HSPH (in collaboration with The Huffington Post) titled “Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging.” Watch the recorded webcast.
- On Wed, Nov 20, Lisa Berkman testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging http://www.sanders.senate.gov/
- Read about our new study called “Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of INDEPTH communities“
- Our current issue of Bow Street Bulletin is now available.