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Global Demography Forum


New challenges require new data. The experience of the Global South

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, WissenschaftsForum Berlin, Markgrafenstr. 37, 10117 Berlin




08:30-09:00: Registration


09:00-09:30: Opening Session

  • Dr Andreas Edel, Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research │ Executive Secretary, Population Europe, Berlin
  • Drs Nico van Nimwegen, Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute │ Secretary General and Treasurer, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, The Hague
Keynote: Population Ageing in India
Prof. James Sebastian Kuriath, PhD | Director and Senior Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai


09:30-10:30: Mortality

  • Prof. Georges Reniers, PhD, Professor of Demography, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Population Studies Group
  • Prof. Sam Clark, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus


10:30-11:00: Coffee Break


11:00-12:00: Family & Fertility

  • Prof. Dr Albert Esteve Palós, Director of the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) and Adjunct Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Dr Eliya Zulu, Executive Director and founder of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)


12:00-13:00: Lunch


13:00-14:00: Human Capital

  • Anne Goujon, PhD, KCMD, European Commission, Joint Research Center, Ispra
  • Prof. Dr Alex Chika Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Former (Founding) Director of African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, and the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)


14:00-15:00: Migration

  • Prof. Emilio Zagheni, PhD, Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, and Professor of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Prof. Dr Rainer Münz, KCMD, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra


15:00-15:30: Coffee Break


15:30-16:30: Gender

  • Prof. Dr Ridhi Kashyap, Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor of Social Demography, Co-Leader of the Programme Digital & Computational Science, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford University
  • Dr Sunita Kishor, Director, Demographic and Health Surveys Program, Rockville, Maryland


16:30-17:00: Closing Remarks