Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics
Richard Cincotta, Demographer-in-residence, Stimson Center, and consultant, National Intelligence Council’s Strategic Foresight Group, and consultant, Woodrow Wilson Center
Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Rhodes College, and former analyst, Department of Defense
Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute
Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor, George Mason University
Tsuneo Akaha, Professor, International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute
William Arrocha, Assistant Professor, International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute
Pushpa Iyer, Assistant Professor, International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute
Edward J. Lawrence, Professor and Gordon Paul Smith Chair in International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute
Ten years ago, demography was hardly on the radar screen of policymakers. Today, itâ€™s a part of almost every discussion of Americaâ€™s long-term fiscal, economic, or foreign policy direction. With the worldâ€™s population hitting 7 billion last year, and headed for 10 billion in the next century, it is crucial to assess the impact of global population trends on international security and national politics.
Population change is, however, more complex than simply a rise in the total number of people. The distribution of people â€“ where the growth will occur, what age groups will dominate, how various ethnic and religious groups are likely to change â€“ is even more crucial. Shifts in aging, ethnic, and religious profiles will shape national elections, state stability, and economic policies in the rich and developing world alike.
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March 30, 2012
8:30am â€” 2:00pm
McGowan Building, Room 100, 411 Pacific Street, Monterey Institute of International Studies