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.

Upcoming seminars

November 13 – RWJF Seminar: “A Right to Health, Distributive Justice, and Priority Setting in Health Policy” presented by Norman Daniels, PhD, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
*Note: This event will take place at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge

November 17 – Pop Center Seminar: “Family Size of Children and Women during the Demographic Transition” presented by David Lam, Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan