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Council Commentary

Population Council at PAA 2018

The 2018 Population Association of America Annual Meeting from April 26-28 in Denver, Colorado will convene thousands of demography, public health and social science experts. Through more than 25 presentations, Population Council researchers will share new findings and insights on critical global health and development issues spanning Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and a number of multi-county and regional studies. Stop by booth 314 to chat with our researchers and for our meet-the-editors event.

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Council Commentary

Jackson Ireland Joins Population Council to Lead Organizational Health and Sustainability

In a time of accelerated change, the Population Council is continuing to evolve financial and global operations to increase organizational responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness.

Building on the launch of the organization’s 15-year Strategic Priorities Framework and recent organizational health improvements, this week the Population Council welcomes Mr. Jackson Ireland as the new Vice President for Corporate Finance and Administration.

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Media Coverage

The Daily Nation: Reliable Data Can Aid Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

*This op-ed was orinially published in the Feb. 6th print edition of The Daily Nation, the Kenyan newspaper.

There are many things we know – with certainty – about female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). We know that more than 200 million women and girls in the world have undergone FGM/C. We know that it happens in parts of Kenya – and that it is against the law in this country. While the evidence of FGM/C’s physical and mental harms is well-documented, we know there are people who support it as a cultural practice. We also know that many people are against it: people who see an obligation to respect the human rights of girls and women.  

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Press Releases

Jonathan Shakes Joins Population Council Board of Trustees

The Population Council announces the appointment of Jonathan Shakes to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Shakes is an e-commerce logistics consultant, having worked fifteen years in operations, software and product management at Amazon and its subsidiaries.

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