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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 38, Dec 2017
|In this issue: New IUSSP Council ● IUSSP General Assembly ● Constitutional revision ● International Population Conference ● Data Revolution activities ● Francophone Network ● IUSSP statement on migration ● Recent publications ● IUSSP Laureate ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training opportunities ● Job opportunities ● Calendar |
The IUSSP Officers and Secretariat wish you all a happy holiday season and New Year!
Elections for the 2018-2021 IUSSP Council and for the 2021 Committee on Nominations were held this year from 30 July to 1 October 2017. A total of 979 of the 1,898 eligible members (51.6%) took part in this vote. The first Council meeting will take place in Paris, 20-21 March 2018.
The 28th IUSSP General Assembly was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 30 October and 1 November 2017. Secretary General and Treasurer France Meslé reported on activities and finances for the past four years. The General Assembly also confirmed the election of the Committee on Nominations and approved the Constitutional amendments.
Please help the IUSSP reach 50% participation by 31 December to avoid extending the vote for another period of 6 weeks. You can vote for or against the revision... and if you do not know how to vote, please vote… and select abstain! The current participation rate is just over 42%. (A reminder with ballot information will be sent to members on the electoral list who have not yet voted).
The IUSSP thanks all those who participated in making the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town such a great success. Read or watch the highlights of the conference, access papers, see photos, and discover the preliminary results of the conference survey.
The IUSSP Council selected the bid submitted by the Indian Association for Study of Population to host the 2021 International Population Conference in Hyderabad, India. We are certain that our many Indian colleagues within the IUSSP will make this Conference another memorable event.
Data Revolution activities
The IUSSP organized 3 preconference activities at IPC2017, hosted by the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. If you missed these workshops, note that several workshops on similar methods are to take place right before the 2018 PAA (26-28 April).
The training course on Bayesian population projections: theory and practice, held on 28-29 October, was conducted by Adrian Raftery and Hana Ševčíková from the University of Washington.
The seminar on Geospatial Demography: Combining Satellite, Survey, Census and Cellphone Data to Provide Small area estimates, held on 29 October, was run by Andy Tatem of the University of Southampton and director of WorldPop and Flowminder.
The training workshop on Social Media, Big Data and Digital Demography, held on 29 October, was facilitated by Emilio Zagheni and Connor Gilroy from University of Washington.
20 members of the IUSSP Network for Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) attended and presented many papers at the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 Oct-3 Nov 2017.
The Francophone Network organized 2 side meetings at the IPC2017 in Cape Town, on 29 October 2017, in which they presented all their past and future activities related to the analysis of the demographic dividend in Africa.
IUSSP & the United Nations
In response to resolution 71/280, in which the General Assembly of the United Nations invited scientific and knowledge-based institutions to contribute to the preparatory process of elaborating the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, an IUSSP ad hoc panel prepared a statement to which IUSSP members were invited to contribute. The finalized statement, approved by the IUSSP Council, was submitted to the UN on 30 November.
(based on IUSSP seminars)
IUSSP President, Anastasia Gage presented the 2017 IUSSP Laureate Award to José Miguel Guzmán at the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa on 30 October 2017.
Would you like one of your colleagues to be honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? Round up support and propose a nomination for the 2018 Laureate award. Deadline for complete nominations is 15 January.
News from the members
35 new members and 45 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 September and 30 November 2017.
Regional population associations
Information on registration, travel, pre-meeting workshops, networking and mentoring events, and exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities is now available on the PAA 2018 website. Those who have been selected to present must register by 28 January 2018 to secure their spot in the programme.
The VIII International Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will take place in Puebla, Mexico, 23-26 October 2018. The main theme will be "Population and sustainable development: Public policies and developments in socio-demographic measurement."
The UAPS Secretariat would like to remind its members to check and update their contact details online by logging into their UAPS account. In addition, the UAPS Secretariat would like to inform members that starting 2018, membership will expire when dues are unpaid for a year. To remain a UAPS member, pay in advance: when renewing membership, payment of 1 year’s dues will add 12 months to the end-date of the current membership.
Since 2000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been producing world migration reports to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues. Watch panel discussion and read related blog.
The European National Transfer Accounts (NTA) provide comprehensive and detailed age- and gender-specific economic data on income, transfers, consumption and saving in the year 2010 for 25 EU countries. National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA) have also been set up based on time use data for 17 countries for services that are produced through unpaid work.
Australian Population Studies, a new open-access journal on Australian population issues, is pleased to announce a population data visualisation competition. Data visualisation is becoming increasingly significant in demography and the social sciences and the journal wishes to play a part in promoting and stimulating innovative and thought-provoking representations of population data. The competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world, though all data visualisations must relate to Australia. The winner will receive a $500 prize.
The prize is dedicated to post-doctoral fellows with maximum 5 years of experience. The Award consists of a certificate, waiving the participation fee to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city and one year free EuroScience membership. The deadline is 30 January 2018.
ESRC-funded PhD scholarships are available at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to start in autumn 2018. (Deadline 9 January 2018) MRC-funded PhD studentships are also currently being advertised, to start in autumn 2018. (Deadline 14 January 2018) ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are now available and administered through the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership. (Deadline 23 March 2018).
Submit your announcementsFeel free 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 on conferences, job openings, post-doctoral positions, and research grants for inclusion in the newsletter and IUSSP website. Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include important dates for application deadlines (and photos when appropriate). Information should be sent by email or in a Word document so that it can be edited. For inclusion in the next Bulletin, please send information by 1 March 2018. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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