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The Seven Billionth Human: What Does This Birth Mean?


October 28, 2011

The United Nations Population Division estimates that the world’s population will reach 7 billion around October 31, 2011. To explore the impact of this milestone, the Hopkins Population Center and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health hosted the symposium “The Seven Billionth Human: What Does This Birth Mean” on October 14.

Speakers include:

Babatunde Ostimehin
Executive Director,
United Nations Population Fund

David Lam
Professor, Economics Department
University of Michigan

Hania Zlotnik
Director, Population Division
United Nations

Brian O’Neill
National Center for Atmospheric Research

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