Thursday, November 19: Demographic Vulnerability

Where Population Growth Poses the Greatest Challenge

Join us as Robert Walker, President of the Population Institute, discusses the implications for our rapidly changing and expanding global population.  

By 2050, world population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion. The vast majority of that population increase will take place in developing nations struggling with chronic hunger, severe poverty, environmental degradation, and political instability. Many of these countries will also be impacted by climate change. The populations of many developing nations will double by mid-century, and three countries will triple their population.  Which countries face the greatest demographic challenges?

The Population Institute is an international non-profit that educates policymakers and the public about population, and seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education, and  services.  Through voluntary family planning, they strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base. 

Robert Walker is the President of the Population Institute, where he directs the organization's advocacy and public education activities, including its work on issues related to health, economic development, sustainability and the environment.  Prior to joining the Population Institute in February 2009, Mr. Walker was President of the Population Resource Center. He formerly was the Executive Director of the Common Cause Education Fund, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to promote open, honest and accountable government. 

 Date and Location

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9th Street Loft
1804 South 9th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

 Schedule

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm:
Registration and Reception
Cash Bar
Complimentary Soda
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm:
Speaker's Remarks Followed by Q&A

 Registration Info

Cost: $35 each
Call Jessica Bellomo at 314-727-9988 or email at jbellomo@wac-stl.org