2 JUL 2012
Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre, in a lecture, “Starting a family in times of decreased fertility,” addressed the tension between the medical goal of “more live births” and the goal expressed by a Royal Society Committee of bringing down the global birth rate. The 2 July lecture was to more than 9,000 people attending the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Istanbul, Turkey.
16 JUN 2012
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) awarded the “Poster Award for the Best Poster Presented at EPC2012” to Marcin Stonawski, Vegard Skirbekk, Michaela Potancokova (and colleagues from Pew Research Center) for their article "Religious demography of emerging economies. Age structures and fertility in the BRIC countries and the global religious consequences of their economic growth".
11 FEB 2012
The Workshop on the likely future trajectory of mortality in high mortality countries aimed at developing assumptions about future patterns of mortality in high mortality countries based on a transparent, science-based methodology that narrows the gap between substantive scientific analyses and assumption making in projections.
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