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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 55, March 2022
In this issue: IUSSP statement on Ukraine ● News from the virtual Council meetings ● Call for new IUSSP Panels ● Social norms as a barrier to women's employment ● The demography of sustainable human wellbeing ● Urban FP Panel at the Africities Summit 2022 ● Data Revolution newsfeed ● Genus special collection on CRVS ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Job opportunities ● Training courses ● Calendar
The IUSSP stands in solidarity with Ukrainian population scientists, and with our colleagues elsewhere, including in the Russian Federation and Belarus, who have raised their voices against this war, and have defended democracy and human rights.
The 2022-2025 Council (click here for list of Council members) held its first meetings via Zoom on 24 January and 9 & 10 February. These first meetings were an opportunity for the new Council members to get to know one another and discuss what will be the priorities for IUSSP over the next 4 years. Sadly, the COVID restrictions on travel meant this first meeting took place as several short Zoom meetings.
One of the main functions of the IUSSP is to stimulate and consolidate high-level scientific research on critical population issues and to develop and improve training and research in the population field. As our Panels are member-driven, the Council is now seeking proposals from IUSSP members for new Panels. Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2022.
IUSSP Webinar Series
The webinar, organized by Nkechi Owoo and moderated by Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio, was based on Seema Jayachandran's recent policy paper in the IMF Economic Review. Willa Friedman and Jean-François Kobiané served as discussants.
The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) organized a cyberseminar on “The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing” from 14 to 21 March 2022 introduced by a webinar on 14 March. Read Wolfgang Lutz’s background paper Years of good life is a well-being indicator designed to serve research on sustainability and click here to watch the recorded webinar and read the invited experts' papers and the cyberseminar posts.
Upcoming IUSSP Panel Activities
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development will organize a special session at the 9th Africities Summit, Kisumu, Kenya 17-21 May 2022, to raise awareness of FP and reproductive health issues among African urban policymakers and practitioners.
For those of you interested in learning more about the Data Revolution (see short definition) the IUSSP has been maintaining a web page since 2014, listing activities, background documents, websites as well as various publications. The most recent are posted below.
Population perspectives and demographic methods to strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems, special open-access collection in Genus, edited by Romesh Silva, 2022.
News from the members
Five new members and eight new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 10 December 2021 and 1 March 2022. Please encourage your colleagues and students to become members.
Regional population associations
The European Population Conference 2022 is coming soon. Join us from 29 June–2 July. EAPS is happy to bring the EPC to the beautiful and lively city of Groningen, The Netherlands for the first time, organizing the conference in collaboration with the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) and the University of Groningen. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, EPC 2022 will be the first hybrid EPC conference, unfortunately with a limited number of participants onsite. Registration is open here.
The Latin American Population Association (ALAP) is organizing its 10th congress in Valparaíso, Chile, 6-9 December 2022 on the main theme of “Sanitary, political, and socioeconomic crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean: the contribution of population studies". The Call for Papers invites articles in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The deadline for extended abstract or complete paper submission is 2 April 2022.
The Master Programme on "Global Demography" of the University of Vienna will welcome its second cohort on 1 October 2022. The Programme is offered by the Department of Demography, one of the three pillars of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna). Deadline for applications: 2 May 2022.
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai organized the 20th Dr. C. Chandrasekaran Memorial Lecture on 24 February 2022. Former IUSSP President Peter McDonald delivered a lecture on the origins and implications of low fertility. IIPS also organized the 11th Prof. Asha A Bhende Memorial Lecture on 28th January 2022. Prof. Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of the Population Foundation of India, New Delhi, delivered a lecture on the theme “The Roadmap to Population Stabilization in India: A case for reaching the unreached”.
Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) instituted the best publication awards for young researchers (below 35 years of age) of India. This is to encourage academic scholarship and quality scientific publications in social sciences and health studies. Three best publications of young researchers for the years 2020 and 2021 were selected by an expert committee, and the awards were announced by Prof. T. V. Sekher, President of IASSH in January 2022.
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 June 2022. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director