Pop Center Seminars
Through our “Pop Center Seminars,” the Center is committed to disseminating to the Harvard community and beyond the most recent and innovative research being conducted in our signature focal areas.
Location: Unless noted all seminars will take place at the Harvard Center for the Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, in Harvard Square.
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Unless otherwise noted.
Attendees: Open to all faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students.
Advanced Readings: Reminders and any advanced readings will be sent out before each session.
No need to RSVP, however, if you have questions, please contact Angela Smith Waxman at email@example.com.
Winter/Spring 2013 Schedule
*May 20 – SPECIAL EVENT – “Demographic Dividend in Africa,” presented by David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, Department of Global Health and Population, and Associate Director Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
Professor Canning will discuss the effect of the new emphasis on family planning in Africa on fertility, and the effect of falling fertility in Africa on the prospects for a take-off in economic growth in the region.
Recent – 2013
February 4 – “Cognitive Mobility: Labor Market Responses to Supply Shocks in the Space of Ideas,” presented by George J. Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, John F.Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Reading: Cognitive Mobility: Labor Market Responses to Supply shocks in the Space of Ideas
*February 11 – “Push or Pull: Drivers of Women’s Labor Force Participation during India’s Economic Boom“, presented by Stephan Klasen, Professor of Economics, University of Gottingen, Germany
February 25 – *SPECIAL EVENT*
“Some Paradoxes in the Indian Growth Story: Tough Concerns for the Developmental Sector” presented by Amir U Khan, PhD, director of the policy team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s India office. Dr. Khan studied at the Osmania University, the Institute of Rural Management and at the Jamia Millia Central University. He was previously the executive director at Encyclopedia Britannica and director of the India Development Foundation. Hosted by the Harvard South Asia Institute and co-sponsored by the Harvard Pop Center. The session will be chaired by Subu Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography at HSPH. Location: Harvard Pop Center, 9 Bow St, Cambridge. Time: 4:00-5:30 PM.
*March 4 – “Observational Studies Analyzed Like Randomized Trials, and Vice Versa“, presented Miguel Hernan, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Reading 1: Beyond intention to treat in comparative effectiveness research
Reading 2: Observational data for comparative effectiveness research: An emulation of randomized trials of statins and primary prevention of coronary heart disease
*March 11 – “Health and Aging in Malawi: Evidence from the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health,” presented by Hans Peter Kohler, Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography, University of Pennsylvania
***Canceled***March 25 – “The Underclass Debate 30 Years Later” presented by Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University;
Note: This seminar will begin at 4:30pm.
April 22 – “Redefining Neighborhoods Using Common Destinations: Social Characteristics of Activity Spaces and Home Census Tracts Compared,” presented Anne R. Pebley, Fred H. Bixby Chair, Dept of Community Health Science; Professor of Sociology; and Director, California Center for Population Research,UCLA
April 29 -”Migration, Health and Well-being in Rural Africa,” presented by Michael J. White, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Reading: Migration and Demographic Surveillance An Overview of Opportunities and Challenges
* Co-sponsored by the Program on the Global Demography of Aging