Population Growth to be Discussed at SOU This Week

 (Ashland, Ore.) – The challenges presented by global population growth will be discussed on Thursday at SOU. Stacie Murphy, Public Policy Associate with the Population Connection center in Washington, D.C., will present “Beyond 7 Billion: The Challenges of Global Population Growth” at 5:15 p.m., September 27, in the SOU Science Building Auditorium, room 118. The talk is free and open to the public.

Murphy will speak about the history of population growth and its possible future trajectories, the social, environmental, and political challenges of providing for the needs of a rapidly growing population, and the need for universal access to voluntary family planning. She will also open a discussion on the barriers to achieving universal access.

Population Connection www.popconnect.org is the national grassroots group dedicated to education and outreach on the impact of rapid global population growth. Murphy first came to Population Connection in 2007 as a Government Relations Fellow. She joined the full time staff in 2008 as a Public Policy Associate. She represents the organization both on Capitol Hill and in meetings with coalition partners, and particularly enjoys getting outside the Beltway to speak on population issues for general audiences. She also manages the Email Action Network, helping keep 45,000 grassroots members informed and active on the organization’s issues. Murphy holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University, with a concentration in Gender and Social Policy.

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