The Human Condition & Environmental Well-Being: When Are They Orthogonal?

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Guest Presenter:
Shripad Tuljapurkar
Professor of Biology and the Dean & Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University

Shripad Tuljapurkar is Professor of Biology and the Dean & Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University. He has done population research for many decades from multiple perspectives: demographic, biodemographic, ecological, and evolutionary. Research areas include stochastic dynamics of human and natural populations; probability forecasts including aging and fiscal balance; prehistoric societies, sustainability, and human welfare; and the evolution of life histories and phenotypic variation.

Tuljapurkar directs Stanford’s Center for Population Research and the demography program at Stanford’s Center for the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. He is a member of the Center for the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served on review panels at NICHD, NIA, and NSF; led a panel on aging for the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population; and was on a Technical Advisory Panel to the US Social Security Administration. He received the 1996 Mindel Sheps Award from the Population Association of America, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998.

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