PAC: Speakers list
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Thu Feb 9 03:48:05 EST 1995
Principia College Public Affairs Conference
Confirmed Speakers List (As of February 8, 1995)
Dr. Virginia Abernethy
Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University.
She has written two books pertaining to population stabilization.
Her most recent article in the Atlantic Monthly focuses on the
"perceived economic opportunity" theory of fertility rates.
Ms. Sally Ethelston
Director of Media Relations for Population Action International and
Editor of Middle East Report. She coordinated PAIs presence at the
International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo this
past September. She worked at the Arab American Institute and has a
broad knowledge of the Middle East with specific expertise on issues
relating to family planning, reproductive health, "women in
development", and human rights.
Dr. Huma Ahmed Ghosh
Professor of Anthropology at San Diego State University. She has
taught Anthropology and Sociology courses pertaining to gender
relations in Asia and development and urbanization issues in the
developing world. Dr. Ghosh has conducted research in India on
the impact of agricultural development on rural women and on the
status of women in the handicraft industry.
Mr. Ben Hren
Director of the Izaak Walton League of Americas "Carrying Capacity
Project." The project is an educational initiative working to bring
the impacts of US human population growth and natural resource
consumption into balance with the limits of nature. He played an
active role in the NGO Environmental Working Groups, promoting the
expansion of environmental and sustainable development concepts in
the 1994 World Programme of Action.
Ms. Perdita Huston
Writer and consultant on population, development and environmental
issues for LIFE magazine, TIME, the New York Times, and The New Yorker
magazine. Author of several books including the highly respected "Third
World Women Speak Out." Currently writing a publication for the UN to
commemorate 1994 as the Global Year of the Family.
Dr. Judith Jacobsen
Author and lecturer specializing in population, environment,
sustainability and gender issues in the developing world.
Conducted public round-table discussions on US population growth,
fertility, and migration patterns as a consultant to the Presidents
Council on Sustainable Developments task force on population and
Mr. Alexander Marshall
Chief of Media Services at the UN Population Fund and Editor of
State of World Population Report. Before joining UNFPA he worked
with the British Ministry of Overseas Development, and between 1978
and 1980 was UNFPA coordinator for Sri-Lanka.
Dr. George Moffett
Diplomatic correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. Served
a three year tour as the Middle East bureau chief. Author of "Critical
Masses: The Global Population Challenge." He was awarded a Global
Media Award by the Population Institute in 1993 for a series of
articles on global population.
Pending Congressional schedule, closing remarks will be given by the
Honorable Richard J. Durbin (D-IL). A seven term Congressman and former
chairman of the Subcommittees on Agriculture and World Development, he
has published articles concerning the role of women on international
population and development.
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