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Social and Economic Analysis of Demographic Change


"Confronting the New Era of Global Conflicts"
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:30 am CDT


The world is facing a refugee crisis not seen since WWII, underscoring the urgent need for new approaches to confront the causes and consequences of global conflicts. Join us to discuss the transformative power of data-driven analysis to address the greatest foreign policy challenge of our time.

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer and Daniel Diermeier, Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy, will deliver welcome remarks and introduce Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, followed by a panel discussion with:

• Colonel (ret.) Joseph Felter, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation; and Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

• Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State

• James Robinson, University Professor, Harris School, and co-author of the award-winning book, Why Nations Fail

• Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director, Strategy and Statecraft Program, Center for a New American Security

• Ian H. Solomon, Vice President for Global Engagement, The University of Chicago

• Moderator: Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Professor, Deputy Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives, Chicago Harris



Demography Workshop

The 2015 Fall Quarter Demography Workshop begins October 1st, 2015. All workshops are held in NORC Rm. 232/233 on Thursdays from 12-1:20pm. If you would like to sign up for weekly reminders, please email Kelly Pudelek at


For more information about the weekly workshop series see Events>>Demography Workshop>> The Demography Workshop is co-sponsored by the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging>>