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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 59, March 2023
In this issue: Preparing the Call for Papers for IPC2025 ● Everything you always wanted to know about IUSSP… ● IUSSP booth and events at PAA2023 ● New IUSSP Early Career Awards ● 2023 IUSSP Laureate - Krishnamurthy Srinivasan ● Call for 2024 IUSSP Laureate ● New Panel on Population registers, ethics and human rights ● Report on Measuring pregnancy intention and unintended pregnancy ● International Migration Panel at the 3rd IFMS ● Mining migration trajectories with R ● Assessing the state of urban science in contemporary global policy debates ● PERN Cyberseminar on the habitability concept in the field of population-environment ● Training video on Extracting spatial data on the environment ● Upcoming webinar on Declining mortality and multi-morbidity at death ● News from the Members ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training courses and workshops ● Career and study opportunities ● Calendar
International Population Conference
The International Organizing Committee (IOC) for the forthcoming International Population Conference in Brisbane (13-18 July 2025) held its first meeting in February to prepare for the Conference. The main topic of discussion was the Call for Papers. We thank IUSSP members for their session suggestions. To learn more about plans for Conference and the Call for Papers...
IUSSP membership feedback
We would like to thank the many members and former members (930) who answered the recent membership survey (Oct-Nov 2022). There were many useful questions and comments including one which suggested we inform members of all the interesting features that are offered and which many members are unaware of.
IUSSP at PAA 2023 Annual Meeting
If you are attending the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) in New Orleans on 12-15 April 2023, come visit the IUSSP exhibit booth to meet IUSSP Council members and members of the Australian National Organizing Committee to learn about upcoming IUSSP activities and the International Population Conference (IPC2025) in Brisbane, Australia. Several preconference events are organized by IUSSP Panels as Member-Initiated Meetings on 12 April:
A new IUSSP Early Career Award has been established by the IUSSP Council in collaboration with ALAP, APA, EAPS, PAA and UAPS. The Award aims to honour outstanding contributions to the field by early career scholars in various regions of the world. The Call for Nominations is open now and closes 1 June 2023.
The IUSSP Laureate ceremony in honour of Professor Krishnamurthy Srinivasan, was held online on 9 March. Former colleagues and students from all over the world highlighted his contributions to the field and his impact on their careers own research and own careers.
The IUSSP Laureate Award honours exceptional achievements in the population field. Nominate a deserving colleague. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2024 Laureate Award is 1 November 2023.
IUSSP Panel activities
The IUSSP recently launched a new Panel on Population Registers, Ethics and Human Rights whose aim is to draw on perspectives from law, history, economics, public policy, demography, and public health, to address the ethical and human rights challenges that are emerging as population register systems are modernized and digitized.
A report written by Susheela Singh, Fatima Juarez, Kazuyo Machiyama and Rishita Nandagiri summarizing the key points from the IUSSP workshop on “Methodologies for measuring pregnancy intention and unintended pregnancy and birth”, held virtually on 13-14 May 2021, is now available on the IUSSP website.
The IUSSP Panel on International Migration was well represented at the 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics, 24-26 January, Santiago, Chile. Marcela Cerrutti and Diego Iturralde contributed to the opening Plenary session while Guy Abel and Marie McAuliffe participated in other sessions.
The IUSSP Panel on Lifetime Migration organized a training workshop led by Panel co-chair Sergi Vidal on “Mining migration trajectories with R” at the 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics, 24-26 January, Santiago, Chile.
Each year IUSSP organizes a lecture featuring the work of an IUSSP member at the “Monday at INED” lecture series. This year Dr. Susan Parnell, member of the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Fertility, Family Planning, and Urban Development, spoke on “Assessing the state of urban science in contemporary global policy debates”.
The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), in collaboration with the HABITABLE project and Columbia Climate School’s Managed Retreat conference series, organized a cyberseminar from 13 to 20 March 2023 on “The habitability concept in the field of population-environment studies: relevance and research implications".
IUSSP Webinar Series
On 25 January, the IUSSP Panel on Early Career Perspectives organized an online training workshop led by Ankit Sikarwar on “Extracting spatial data on the environment for research”. The workshop was limited to 50 participants but was recorded.
The IUSSP Panel on Declining Mortality and Multi-morbidity at Death is organizing a kick-off webinar on 30 March, with the aim to draw attention to the role played by multi-morbidity in current epidemiological profiles and mortality dynamics and to foster the inclusion of multiple causes of death and multi-morbidity in research.
News from the members
Seven new members and 28 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 December 2022 and 28 February 2023. Please encourage your colleagues and students to become members.
The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) 2023-2024 is now accepting applications. The EDSD is a fully funded 11-month program for Master's degree students in demography or related fields. Courses are taught in English and focus on developing students' quantitative and programming skills. Courses begin at MPIDR (Germany) on 4 Sept 2023 and continue at INED (France) for the core courses (Oct 2023 to July 2024). Enrollment in a PhD program is not required. Deadline for applications: 19 April 2023.
Four schools at the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) have come together to offer a unique, interdisciplinary PhD programme on Population Sciences, starting in 2023/24. This 4-year doctoral programme based at ULisboa is taught in English.
The University of Vienna Master Programme on "Global Demography" will welcome its third cohort on 1 October 2023. The principal aim of this two-year English language Master’s Programme is to give students a strong scientific grounding in the analysis and forecasting of demographic developments across the globe – in particular, fertility, mortality and migration trends as well as human capital formation. Deadline for applications: 17 April 2023.
The Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) of Shanghai University offers an International Graduate Program of Population and Sustainable Development Research, an English-taught post-graduate program at both Master and PhD levels. Full and half scholarships are available for outstanding applicants (check deadlines). Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023.
Comparative Population Studies (CPoS) recently published a Special Issue on "Refugee Migration to Europe - Current Challenges and Potentials for Cities and Regions" guest edited by Rainer Wehrhahn and Zine-Eddine Hathat. CPoS also has an open Call for proposals for a Special Issue in 2024, which should include an introductory paper by the guest editor(s) as well as 5 to 8 individual papers. Submissions Deadline: 1 May 2023. CPoS welcomes submissions at all times.
The following concepts were approved at the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meeting in January 2023. NIA (National Institute on Aging, US) has posted the approved concepts to give interested researchers maximal lead time to plan projects. Please note that not all concepts will necessarily end up converting to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Career and study opportunities
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, calls for papers, training, career or study opportunities as well their recent publications or peer-reviewed software 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 2023. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director