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New GIRL Center Research Challenges Key Assumptions on the Links Between Education and Girls’ Health and Wellbeing

The Population Council’s Girl Innovation Research and Learning Center (GIRL Center) published two new studies on global girls’ education, which challenge the long-held assumption that simply enrolling girls in school is sufficient to improve their health and wellbeing over the course of their lives.

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A gift to honor the remarkable Dr. Elizabeth Price

The Population Council received a significant gift this year in honor of Dr Elizabeth “Betty” Price, a passionate advocate for social and environmental justice, women’s reproductive rights, and equal opportunities for all to reach their potential.  

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Council Commentary

Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series

Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series

The Population Council is co-hosting a seminar series exploring the links between people and their environments in our fast-changing global landscape. Convened in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), and the UN Population Division, this seminar series will feature key experts from the fields of demography, climate and public health sharing insights on their interdisciplinary work to measure and solve climate related challenges.

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Press Releases

Population Council Welcomes David Serwadda as New Trustee

The Population Council is pleased to welcome Professor David Serwadda to the Board of Trustees. With over 30 years of clinical and community research experience in HIV and related fields, including randomized trials of HIV prevention, HIV epidemiology and implementation and social/behavioral sciences, Serwadda is currently a Professor in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, School of Public Health at Makerere University in Uganda.

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Media Coverage

The New York Times: A Celebration of Dr. Wayne Bardin, former director of the Center for Biomedical Research

The life and legacy of Dr. C. Wayne Bardin, former director of the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) and chairman of the International Committee for Contraception Research at the Population Council, was honored at the New York Times. James Sailer, CBR’s current Executive Director, spoke about Dr. Bardin’s groundbreaking work.

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Council Commentary

Accelerating Action Around the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

The 1994 International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, saw 179 governments adopt an ambitious program of action to achieve comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for all.  The Cairo Conference represented an important and pivotal shift in our approach to population and development. It transformed the world’s thinking from setting demographic targets toward employing people-centered approaches to sexual and reproductive health, grounded in human rights, equality, and dignity for all.

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Council Commentary

The Population Council and its International Committee for Contraception Research (ICCR) pay tribute to C. Wayne Bardin

C. Wayne Bardin, one of the "giants" in the field of endocrinology who contributed to the world’s knowledge base of reproductive physiology, and developed unique methods of contraception and clinical care  of patients with reproductive challenges died October 10, 2019.  The Population Council and its International Committee for Contraception Research (ICCR) recognize his legacy of scientific contributions and service to the Endocrine Community.  

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Press Releases

Stephanie Psaki Appointed to Lead the Population Council’s Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (September 10, 2019) – The Population Council has announced that Stephanie Psaki has become director of the Population Council’s Girl, Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center – a collaborative global research hub dedicated to generating, synthesizing and disseminating evidence to transform the lives of the 1.2 billion adolescents worldwide.

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