Plenary Presentation

Contemporary Fertility Decline: Myths and Realities by Dr. John B. Casterline, Ohio State University

Reactors: Dr. Alejandro N. Herrin, Research Triangle Institute International

Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral, United Nations Population Fund

Parallel Sessions

Lifestyle and Health, Understanding HIV and AIDS, Assessment and Use of Census and Vital Registration Data, Sexuality and Reproductive Health Issues, Socio-economic Impacts of Climate Change and Other Natural Disasters, Population, Economic, and Environment Issues, Fertility and Poverty, Youth Issues

The Seventh Billion Human: A Live Webcast

The Hopkins Population Center, on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins invite you to watch a live webcast on Friday, October 14:

“The Seventh Billion Human: What Does This Birth Mean?”

As you may know, the United Nations projects that the seventh billion human will be born on October 31. We are holding a symposium on the consequences of this expected birth.

Date and time:

Friday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern US Time; 18:00 – 20:00 Greenwich Mean Time; 2.00 – 4.00 AM October 15, Philippine Time


* David Lam,
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, and President of the PAA

* Brian O’Neill,
National Center for Atmospheric Research

* Babatunde Osotimehin,
Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund

* Hania Zlotnik,
Director, Population Division, United Nations

The webcast will be available at:

On-line viewers can submit questions with Twitter using the hash tag #JHSPH7B.

(The symposium can also be viewed at this address at a later time beginning about October 21.)

We hope that you will be able to watch the webcast.

And if you are in the area, you are invited to attend in person.

It will be held in:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Sheldon Hall, Room W1214

Best regards,

Andrew Cherlin, Director, Hopkins Population Center

Amy Tsui, Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Hopkins Population Center