Seminar: Prof Sarah Harper and Dr George Leeson, "The population paradox"

Past Event

16 September 2011, 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Said Business School
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

This event is part of the University of Oxford Alumni Weekend 2011.

Speakers: Professor Sarah Harper, Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (member of Oxford Martin School); Professor of Gerontology, University of Oxford. Dr George Leeson, Deputy Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (member of Oxford Martin School). Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. Dr Nando Sigona, Senior Researcher, ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society and Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Summary: The world’s population is changing. While the populations of many of the poorest countries continue to grow rapidly, most nations are also ageing, especially the rich, developed countries, and some are already losing population. This raises a variety of global issues, including the future of human reproduction, the prolongation of lifespan, migration, the allocation of scarce resources, sustainability, and power and decision making. These practical concerns will have a real impact on the quality of our lives and those of our children. Find out what the world might look like for future generations and how their lives may differ to our own.