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Second Biennial Conference on Population and Public Policy (Albuquerque, 2/8-2/9/19)

Posted: 9/15/2018 (Conference)

The Second Biennial Conference on Population and Public Policy, presented by the International Association of Applied Demographers, hosted by the University of New Mexico Geospatial and Population Studies, and actively supported by the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy, will be held at the historic Hotel Albuquerque, February 8-9, 2019. Abstract submission and conference registration as well as hotel booking at the conference site may all be accomplished at the conference website.

Immigration is a major focus of the conference, which will also include panels on New Mexico-specific issues. The plenary speaker will be Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and author of Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (Russell Sage 2010). An award and cash prize of $500 will be given for the best student paper. The award is named for Guillermina Jasso (PhD, Johns Hopkins), Silver Professor and Professor of Sociology at New York University and author (with Mark Rosenzweig) of The New Chosen People.

The conference has received generous support from Mckibben Demographics; Cropper GIS; The Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University; and the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 15th. Complete papers will be due after the first of the year, before the start of the conference. This interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students is an excellent platform for sharing recent innovations, trends, challenges and solutions to population and public policy issues.

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