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Vice Chair

Jennifer D. Sciubba, Ph.D., is one of the foremost experts in the field of political demography. Her work argues that a deeper understanding of fertility, mortality, and migration trends points us toward the investments we need to make today to shape the future we want tomorrow, the central theme of her latest book, 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World (W.W. Norton 2022). In general, she works to educate the broader public about the importance of population trends by translating research for readers of The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review,The Washington Post, and on the TED stage, among other places, in addition to publishing policy-relevant research in numerous scholarly articles and books. Dr. Sciubba is currently a Scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Hess Center for New Frontiers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is formerly a tenured professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. Dr. Sciubba has studied at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and served as a demographics consultant to the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy). Dr. Sciubba is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Council on Foreign Relations.