Other Events

December 9, 2016
Emilio Parrado Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, Sociology Chair - University of Pennsylvania
William Burke-White Professor of Law, Director Perry World House - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Forum
Description: The New Urban Agenda, adopted in October at Habitat III, outlines three components that are critical to its “effective implementation”: 1) planning and managing urban spatial development; 2) building supportive urban governance structures; and 3) developing a wide range of means for implementation, including financing mechanisms. This Perry World House workshop will convene a series of multi-stakeholder conversations that help inform and advance these topics at Penn and beyond, with a special focus on inclusivity. The workshop is framed by Perry World House’s research theme Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography and will inform its Global Shifts conference, April 20-21, 2017, focused on marginalization and inequality. It will be driven by the overarching question: Under what conditions does urbanization create inclusive, sustainable development?
December 9, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dr. Denise Mauzerall Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs - Princeton University
Location: Perry World House
Description: As a result of rapid industrialization, China now frequently suffers from extremely high levels of health damaging fine particulate air pollution and agriculture damaging elevated surface ozone pollution. In addition, China’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the largest in the world. Both air pollution and climate issues have gained intense domestic and international attention with new Chinese government policies intended to reduce air pollution emissions and peak CO2 emissions before 2030. However, although many air pollutants are emitted from the same energy technologies that emit CO2, and air quality co-benefits from reducing CO2 are known, strategic planning to optimize dual achievement of both goals has not taken place. Perry World House and the Earth & Environmental Science Department invite you to join Dr. Denise Mauzerall (Princeton) as she discusses her research evaluating current energy policies under consideration and possible future opportunities for 2030.
January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Description: The main aim of the conference is to bring together educators and policy makers from the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share their research with colleagues and students. The conference is sponsored by the Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston, Center for Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico and the International Applied Demography Association. A reception will be held on the evening of Friday, January 6, with a full day of sessions on Saturday, January 7 and a half day session on Sunday, January 8.
October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.