The Notestein Seminar Series
An integral part of the research and training program at OPR is the series of weekly seminars, which provide a forum in which OPR staff, students, and visiting scholars can become acquainted with current research projects. Students who are writing theses are required to present a seminar in this series in order to receive suggestions on their research and to obtain experience in making public presentations. Demographers and social scientists from nearby institutions are frequently invited to present their research findings in this series.
Seminar Schedule for
- September 17 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Paula England, Professor of Sociology, New York University.
The Longterm Trend in Premarital Births Across US Cohorts Born 1920-1965: Is it Explained by Sex or the Economy? Paper available here.
- September 24 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Douglas Massey, James Trussell, Princeton University.
Three Mini Seminars on Current OPR Faculty Research.
- October 1 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Naomi Sugie, PhD Candidate, Sociology,
Going it Alone?
A Smartphone Study of Social Connectivity and Job Searching After Prison.
- October 8 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University.
The Second Generation in Spain: A Longitudinal Study.
- October 15 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Mary Brinton, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.
Gender Essentialism and Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies. Orita-McCosh Lectureship.
- October 22 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University.
The Effect of Community Violence on Children's Cognitive Skills and Academic Performance.
- October 29 (Tue) Noon
- November 5 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Jessica Yiu, PhD Candidate, Sociology,
Tiger Children in Old and New Immigrant Destinations: The Divergent Educational Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Youth in Spain, Italy and the U.S.
- November 12 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Harvard University.
Infant Mortality Decline in Brazil: A Spatio-temporal Analysis.
- November 19 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Neil Mehta, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Emory University.
Obesity and Mortality: Challenges and Evidence.
- November 26 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Diana Green Foster, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences,
University of California, San Francisco.
The Effect of Receiving versus Being Denied a Wanted Abortion on Women’s Health and Wellbeing.
- December 3 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- Martha Bailey, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan.
Fifty Years of Family Planning: New Lessons on Short and Long-Run Effects of Increasing Access to Contraception.
- December 10 (Tue) Noon 300 Wallace Hall
- John Wilmoth, Director Population Division, United Nations & Professor of Demography, University of California, Berkeley.
Trends in International Migration and the Current Discussion of Migration Issues at the United Nations.
Attendance at the seminars is restricted to faculty, fellows and students.
Frank W. Notestein
Frank Wallace Notestein (1902 - 1983)
the founding director of the Office of Population Research.
He was director of the Population Division of the United Nations
between 1946 and 1948, and became president of the Population Council
The Memorial Fund
In March 1983, the Frank W. Notestein Memorial Fund was established
with the purpose of bringing distinguished outside speakers to OPR
on a more regular basis.
These lecturers usually spend several hours in informal discussion
with students and post-doctoral fellows.
From time to time OPR holds joint seminars with the labor economists
and development economists, with the goal of
creating intellectual bridges with these groups.
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