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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 56, June 2022
In this issue: 3-Panel Conference in Madeira ● Population, Ethics & Human Rights Fellowship ● Urban FP Panel at the Africities Summit 2022 ● Debate on Gender Equity, Vasectomies and Tubal Sterilizations ● 2022 IUSSP Laureate - Peter McDonald ● Call for 2023 IUSSP Laureate and eligibility extension ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Job opportunities ● Calendar
The IUSSP is organizing a 3-Panel mini-conference on family planning, contraceptive transitions and unwanted pregnancy in Madeira (Portugal) from 12 to 15 July. The conference will bring together some 80 scholars, policy experts, and donors from around the globe to present and discuss the latest research on key topics related to family planning.
IUSSP Panel activities
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is pleased to announce a Population, Ethics, and Human Rights fellows programme. Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development organized two sessions 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.
IUSSP Webinar Series
The IUSSP Panel on Couples' Reproductive Health and Fertility organized a lively debate on 8 June: "In a gender equitable world, with equity of sexual and reproductive rights for men and women, we would expect that there would be about the same number or more vasectomies as tubal sterilizations among couples wanting to stop childbearing. Yes or no?"
Peter McDonald, Emeritus Professor of Demography at the Australian National University, Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne and former IUSSP President, was elected IUSSP's 32nd Laureate. The ceremony will be held online on Thursday 30 June.
The IUSSP Council decided to further expand the eligibility criteria for 2023 Laureate nominations to make them (even) more inclusive. Nominees no longer have to be IUSSP members. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023 Laureate Award is 1 November 2022.
News from the members
Former IUSSP Council member Jean-François Kobiané has been appointed President of the Université Joseph KI-ZERBO (UJKZ) of Ouagadougou. The handover ceremony took place on June 16.
The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly E. Reed, PhD as editor of the International Migration Review (IMR), the premier social science journal in the field of international migration, ethnic group relations, and refugee movements.
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Five new members and 17 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 March and 31 May 2022. Please encourage your colleagues and students to become members.
Regional population associations
The European Population Conference 2022 will convene in Groningen, The Netherlands from 29 June to 2 July 2022. EPC 2022 will include 80 hybrid sessions, a fully virtual poster session, a Poster Café, an exhibition and a program of side meetings. The Keynote address will be given by Prof. Pearl Dykstra, Erasmus University Rotterdam, on “Bridging Science and Policy: Challenges for Population Scholars”. The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography will hold a workshop on "Using bibliometric data in demographic research" (on site and online). Congratulations to EAPS’s newly elected Council members: Hill Kulu (President), Emilio Zagheni (VP), Anna Matysiak (Secretary-General and Treasurer), Giancarlo Camarda and Raya Muttarak.
The Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will participate in the Fourth session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, 28-30 June 2022, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). On 28 June, the side event ALAP-UNFPA “Leaving no one behind: a balance of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development” will be broadcast on ALAP's YouTube channel at 15:00 UTC (11 am Santiago de Chile). The recording will be available at the same link. Working language: Spanish.
NEW: Available in both English and French, the entire content of the journal Population is now freely accessible online from the day of issue! Thanks to the support of the 'Subscribe to Open' programme, Population will continue to meet the high scientific standards that have forged its reputation: double-blind external peer review, English-French translation of all papers at INED’s expense, editing by professional editors.
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) organized the 14th Prof. P.N. Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture on 29 March 2022. Economist Prof. Ashwini Deshpande of Ashoka University, India, delivered the lecture on the topic "Nakusha: Son preference, unwanted girls and gender gaps in education."
The Sustainable Development Report 2022 marks the seventh edition of the annual assessment of progress of all UN Member States towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This year's report discusses the critical need and channels of development finance for low-income and lower-middle income countries.
Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English (Population-E) and in French (Population-F) by the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). The Population Early-Career Author Prize is open to PhD students and early-career researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury. Deadline for submission: 4 November 2022.
Le Centre de recherche en démographie (UCLouvain) ouvre les inscriptions pour le Master en Sciences de la population et du développement–finalité démographie. Ce Master vous offre une formation aux méthodes démographiques quantitatives et qualitatives vous permettant d'analyser les questions démographiques et de développement dans le Nord et le Sud de la planète. L’échéance pour l’inscription des étudiants européens est le 30 août.
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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director