Café Scientifique: Population Boom
Thursday, March 8, 2012
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cafe Scientifique: Topic 24: Population Boom: How many Earths do we Need? Join us in conversation with John Seager, President, Population Connection. What environmental crises will develop with our rapidly growing world? Come to ECHO's After Dark Cafe Scientifique program to join in the dialogue about this major societal issue! Suggested donation $5. Event for 21+ with cash bar and themed drinks opens at 6:30 p.m., discussion begins at 7 p.m.; free light hors d'oeuvres sponsored by Vt Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society. 1.877.324.6386.
Population Connection is the preeminent grassroots group for population education and advocacy with 140,000 members and supporters including 50,000 participating educators.
Founded in 1968 as Zero Population Growth (ZPG), Population Connection focuses on achieving global population stabilization through universal awareness and access to voluntary family planning together with the full empowerment of women. It seeks to engage students in thinking about global population growth through lively, thought-provoking presentations focused on causes and impacts, and how we can meet those challenges. Population Connection has been engaged in population issues for more than four decades on hundreds of college campuses.
Bio: John Seager is the President and CEO of Population Connection - having first joined the organization in 1996. He previously served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration. John was also Chief of Staff for former U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Interior committees.
Questions John will address:
Why is the population still growing so rapidly if the fertility rate has been declining for the past half-century?
How have societal values affected family planning programs worldwide?
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