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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 24, June 2014
|In this issue: New newsletter, new website, new Council ● 2017 Conference in Cape Town ● Busan Conference Report ● 2014 Laureate ● 2015 Laureate nominations ● New Panels ● Call for new Panel proposals ● Calls for Papers ● Seminar reports ● Seminar papers ● Recent Publications ● Online Distance Learning ● Job opportunities ● Calendar ● Membership news |
After a long interruption, we are pleased to send you issue 24 of the IUSSP Bulletin. The new IUSSP Bulletin will now be sent out to members by email as an electronic newsletter. This will ensure you receive timely information and allow us to distribute the newsletter more frequently as we have eliminated the time and cost of printing and sending the newsletter by post. We will also be able to provide you with more information. Just click on the links to read full articles or find more information posted on the IUSSP website.
|New Council |
The new Council and officers held their first meeting on
30 and 31 January of this year. The main decisions concerned the acceptance of South Africa’s bid to host the next IUSSP Conference in Cape Town in 2017 and the creation of several new Panels. Read the article written by France Meslé the new Secretary General and Treasurer.
|International Population Conference|
|South African proposal for IPC 2017|
At the 2013 IUSSP General Assembly, South Africa and India proposed to host the 28th International Population Conference in 2017. Based on a very detailed proposal submitted by South Africa, the IUSSP Council decided to accept their proposal to host the conference in Cape Town.
|2013 Busan Conference report|
The 27th International Population Conference held in Busan, Korea, from 26 to 31 August 2013 brought together over 2,100 population scientists, students and policy makers from 106 countries. The conference was an opportunity for them to present their research and exchange on population issues .
|IUSSP Laureate Award|
Thérèse Locoh, an active member of the IUSSP since 1965, has been elected the 2014 IUSSP Laureate for her important contributions to demographic research on family, fertility, and gender in Africa. The Laureate Ceremony will take place at the European Population Conference, Budapest, Saturday 28 June 2014 at 11:00 am.
|2015 Laureate nominations |
Would you like one of your colleagues to be honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? Do not hesitate to round up support and propose a nomination for the 2015 IUSSP Laureate award. The letter of nomination and all supporting documents should be sent to the IUSSP Secretariat by 15 October 2014.
|Three new IUSSP Panels|
Three new Panels were created at the last Council meeting:
| Call for new Panel proposals |
The IUSSP Council also decided to organize a second call for new Panel proposals, with a focus on nine priority topics. Selected Panels will begin their activities in 2015. - Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2014
(Read the call for new Panel proposals).
|Calls for Papers|
|IUSSP Calls for papers|
|Other Calls for Papers|
|IUSSP Seminars and Workshops|
Reports from seminars and workshops are posted on the IUSSP website. The most recent reports are:
Papers presented at IUSSP seminars are accessible to members on the website in “working papers” (login required).
The most recent seminars are:
|Cyberseminar on Family Demography|
In January 2014, the IUSSP Panel on Family Demography in Developing Countries, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, organized the first of three planned international cyberseminars entitled ‘Family demography: Advancing knowledge about intergenerational relationships and exchanges.’ Papers, discussion forums and videos are avilable on the University of Southampton website.
Moultrie TA, RE Dorrington, AG Hill, K Hill, IM Timæus and B Zaba (eds). 2013. Tools for Demographic Estimation. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
|Special Issues in peer-reviewed journals |
|Online Distance Learning|
|Tools for Demographic Estimation|
Together in one place, and in a user-friendly style, key methods used by demographers everywhere to measure demographic parameters from limited and defective data. At the end of 2013, the website had 2,705 visitors from 147 countries accounting for 4,753 visits; 354 downloads of the full PDF document were registered. Translation of the materials into French was begun at the end of 2013.
|Population Analysis for Policies and Programmes|
Modules 1-3 of Population Analysis for Programs and Policy is now available on the IUSSP website and Module 4. "Demographic Analysis: Applications and Extensions to demography and health, fertility and family planning will soon be available."
|Forthcoming IUSSP seminars |
|Other forthcoming conferences|
|2013 Annual Report|
The 2013 Annual Report of the Union is available here.
(see the list of members who made a donation in 2013)
We are pleased to welcome 317 new members and 277 new student associates who joined the Union in 2013.
(see the list of new members)
| Submit your news and announcements|
We need you to share news from your institution and region so that we can keep all IUSSP members informed about recent or forthcoming events and opportunities in the population field. IUSSP members are welcome to submit information for inclusion in the newsletter and on the IUSSP website, especially information on upcoming events that would be of interest to the IUSSP membership such as conferences, job openings, post-doctoral positions, and research grants. Please send the information and any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include important dates for application deadlines. Information should be sent by email or in a Word document so that it can be edited. We look forward to hearing from you soon.