Going Dutch

Author: Michael W. Hodin
Huffington Post

Michael W. Hodin says the most recent crisis in the Netherlands may actualy be an opportunity for the Dutch to provide an economic model for nations to follow, where an aging population is the solution for economic growth.

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A Tactical Leap of Faith

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that Barack Obama is properly understood as a man of the religious left, in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. However, while he has made progress gaining support in the religious community, his stance on abortion continues to keep him from gaining widespread evangelical support.

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Primary Sources

Cairo Declaration on Population and Development

Also known as the Cairo Consensus, the Cairo Declaration on Population and Development was written at the UN's International Conference on Population and Development on September 4, 1994. The document included reproductive health and rights, women's empowerment, and gender equality as cornerstones of the UN's population and development programs.

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Population Growth's Regional Variations

Speaker: Yanzhong Huang

As the world's population surpasses seven billion, CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Yanzhong Huang identifies the variety of ways in which different global regions are impacted by population growth. Huang argues that a region- and issue-specific approach is needed to address population issues.

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America at 300 Million

Speakers: Joseph Chamie, Robert A. Suro, and Michael S. Teitelbaum
Presider: Garrick Utley

Watch experts discuss the social, political, and economic implications of the U.S. population surpassing 300 million.

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