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The World Debate
Are There Too Many People In The World?
Is the rising global population sustainable? Should we control population numbers and if so how, might migration help population imbalances around the globe?

The World Debate: Are There Too Many People In The World?


Can technological advances and economic growth provide for all? Should we worry about population shrinking? Should we control population numbers and if so how? Might migration help population imbalances around the globe?

Panel


Matthew Connelly - Professor at Columbia University, Historian and Author of “Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population"
Rosamund McDougall - Policy Director of the UK based 'Optimum Population Trust'
Professor A K M Nurun Nabi - Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Wang Shuo - Managing Editor of the Beijing based 'Caijing Magazine'.
Dr. Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, President, Union of African Population Studies & Director of Research, African Population and Health Research Center



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