Speakers: Joseph Chamie, Robert A. Suro, and Michael S. Teitelbaum
On October 17, 2006, the U.S. population officially reached 300 million. Three experts discuss the implications of this milestone, which—coupled with significant demographic changes—raises a host of social, political, and economic questions for the United States.
The IMF's latest issue of Finance & Development contains an article by David Bloom and Davis Canning that provides an overview of how the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global 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.
Trade, immigration, and energy security have all emerged as key domestic policy issues for the next administration. Yet beyond their appeal to American voters, they are each shaped by Latin America and U.S.-Latin America relations. This symposium will explore the expanding links between the United States and Latin America, and examine U.S. domestic and foreign policies addressing this complex set of issues.
This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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