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Session 3 - Population Growth – Problem or Hype?


A panel discussion, welcoming contributions from delegates both in the hall and at the satellite symposia, to air the huge spectrum of views and to open up dialogue on the 'problem or hype' conundrum.



Mr Robert Engelman

Vice President at Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research organisation, he was lead author of the UNFPA’s State of World Population 2009 report, subtitled Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate.


Dr Betsy Hartmann

Director, Population and Development Program, Hampshire College, USA, author of Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control.


Mr Fred Pearce

Geographer, journalist, environment consultant of New Scientist magazine and author of When the Rivers Run Dry, Confessions of an Eco Sinner, Earth: Then and Now, The Last Generation, Deep Jungle and Peoplequake.


Dr Eliya Zulu

Executive Director of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and President of the Union for African Population Studies, with over 20 years’ experience in international development, population change, urbanization, health systems and policy analysis.


Chair: Ms Karen Newman

Co-ordinator of the Population and Sustainability network, and past co-Chair of the WHO Gender and Rights Advisory Panel, she has published widely on the connection between sexual and reproductive health and human rights.

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Population footprints is supported by:

Leverhulme Trust & The Lancet

The symposium is coordinated by the UCL Institute for Global Health working towards the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health

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