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We the People: Population Control and the Making of the American Nation

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Jennifer D. Sciubba is an internationally recognized expert in the field of demographic security and is currently President and CEO of the Population Reference Bureau. In addition to numerous academic articles, she is the author of 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World (2022) and The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security (2011), and the editor of A Research Agenda for Political Demography (2021). Dr. Sciubba is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the Executive Committee of the Population Reference Bureau’s Board of Trustees. While a 2022-2023 Wilson Center Fellow, she is on leave from the Department of International Studies at Rhodes College, one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges. Dr. Sciubba is also affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has trained at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and worked for the US Department of Defense (Policy) on demographic and environmental issues. She received her Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and her B.A. from Agnes Scott College (Phi Beta Kappa).

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January 2012