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Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Take part in the Population Reference Bureau’s upcoming Discuss Online: “Promoting Public Demography”
Who: Peter J. Donaldson, President, Population Council
Where: Go to http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers will be posted after the discussion.
A guiding principle of population studies is its expected usefulness to society. An established link exists between population studies and public welfare, so population scientists should prioritize public demography, according to Population Council president Peter J. Donaldson. He defines “public demography” as an effort to reach a public audience with demographic analysis and summaries of research results, discussions of what the results mean, and what, if any, action the public and its elected and appointed officials ought to take based on what has been learned.
Join Peter Donaldson, author of the PRB Occasional Paper Toward an Engaged Public Demography, as he answers your questions about what he means by public demography, its importance, and ways a public demography agenda can be implemented.
Population Reference Bureau www.prb.org