Author Archives: Elizabeth Leahy Madsen

Counting to Ten Billion

Today, the United Nations announced that the world’s population will reach an historic 7 billion people on Oct. 31, 2011.

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The Demographics of Revolt

Originally posted on the Huffington Post In explaining the uprisings in the Middle East this past month, commentators have discussed demography almost as much as democracy. And though most focused on the number of young people in the streets from … Continue reading »

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Pakistan’s Demographic Challenge Is Not Just Economic

Originally published in The New Security Beat In a meeting with business leaders in Lahore in late October, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pointedly warned of the potential economic impacts of Pakistan’s rapidly growing population: “There has to be…in … Continue reading »

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