Weekly News March 8, 2022

First and foremost, we extend our biggest congratulations to BPC affiliate Amani Allen, Professor and Executive Associate Dean in the School of Public Health, for receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity. The CAAIEE award is presented to UC Berkeley faculty members for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice through research, teaching, and public or university service. Dr. Amani has received the award, as has G. Christina Mora, Professor of Sociology. Congrats to you both! Well-deserved!

Second, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 8th Annual Workshop on Formal Demography, to be held June 6-10th, 2022. As we’ve done in the past, we’ll host three days of instruction, followed by two days of guest speakers. Read more and apply here: https://populationsciences.berkeley.edu/population-center/annual-workshop-on-formal-demography/.

A reminder: reserve your PAA hotel rooms now at the PAA rate. The last day the PAA 2022 rate for the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is March 11. Reserve your rooms as soon as possible, as every night a PAA 2022 attendee stays in the hotel helps the PAA meet its contractual obligation to the hotel. 
All the best,

As some in-person events remain on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

March 9 | 12-1:15 pm | Demography Brown Bag | Zoom | “The COVID Pandemic, Fertility, and Infant Health,” with Florencia Torche, Sociology, Stanford University. Zoom Meeting ID: 917 3719 4316 Password: DEMOG_BB. More info.

March 9 | 2-3:30pm | 223 Moses Hall (sold out) | or Zoom | “Crisis in Ukraine:  The Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe?” The Institute of International Studies (IIS), co-sponsored with the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP), will host a special panel discussion to assess the nuclear risks in the fast-moving Ukraine crisis. Professor Karl van Bibber, (Nuclear Engineering) will chair the discussion. The panelists will be George Breslauer (Political Science), former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; Bethany Goldblum (LBNL), the Executive Director of Nuclear Science and Security Consortium; Michael Nacht (GSPP), former Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs; and Daniel Sargent (GSPP/History), co-director of IIS. Register via Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkd-qrpz8tGdPEwyb7NEDK9NZ7gm0nn-EM

March 10 | 4-5 pm | Virtual Event – Zoom Webinar| Panel Discussion | Citizenship, Illegalization, and Insularity (Radical Kinship Series)

March 10 | 5-6:30 pm | Virtual Event – Livestreamed on Facebook | An Evening with Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen.

March 11 | 12:10-1pm | 648 Evans | Labor Lunch Seminar | “Directing Job Search in Practice:  Evidence from Mandatory Wage Information in Job Ads,” with Samuel Sokda, University of Zurich. Event details.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 3:30 – 4:30pm Pacific Time. The Center for Demographic & Social Analysis Presents Georgiana Bostean, Associate Professor Department of Sociology& Environmental Science and Policy Program, Chapman University. “Policy, Retail Environment, and Tobacco and Cannabis in California.” ZOOM Meeting Link: https://uci.zoom.us/j/93041476215. Meeting ID: 930 4147 6215

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:00-1:30pm PT Workshop Planning for and writing an NIH grant proposal. Sponsored by UCLA California Center for Population Research This workshop will describe key issues in planning for and writing a research grant proposal for the National Institutes of Health if you are a demographer, social scientist, and/or working on the social determinants of health. The emphasis will be on R01, R21, and R03 proposals. Participants are invited to bring their own experiences with NIH grant proposal preparation and questions for discussion. Dr. Anne Pebley, UCLA. Zoom link: CCPR Workshop, Meeting ID: 990 1362 7981, Passcode: ccpr2021. 


March 18 | 3-4:30pm | Global Wealth, Gender and Carbon Injustice: New Findings from the World Inequality Report 2022. Lucas Chancel — Paris School of Economics Affiliate Researcher and Co-Director of the World Inequality Lab — will present the latest findings of the World Inequality Report 2022 and discuss policy options to tackle extreme inequality. The 2022 edition includes novel results on global wealth inequalities, gender gaps, and ecological inequalities. Gabriel Zucman, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality, will introduce the lecture. This is an online event.  REGISTER.

April 4| 12:30-1:45pm | California Spotlight: The Social and Economic Impacts of Fire. Panelists include Steve Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University and author of The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens NextDave Jones, Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center on Law, Energy and Environment (CLEE); Luiz Oliveira, Senior Associate Economist in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; and Bruce Riordan, Director of the Berkeley Climate Change Network. Presented as part of the Matrix California Spotlight series. This panel will be streamed via Zoom. For more information, click on REGISTER

April 14 | 12-1:30pm | Please join UCSF’s Center for Health Equity for a zoom seminar with Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Director, Opportunity for Health Lab, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, for a talk entitled, “Economic Opportunity, Public Policy, and Population Health.” More info HERE.

April 14| 11am-12:30pm | The Future of Money II: Mobile Money, Social Media, and Cashless Economies. The panel will feature Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Lana Swartz, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia; and Kevin Donovan, Lecturer in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. This panel will be streamed via Zoom. For more information and to REGISTER.

The first webinar in the 2022 NSF Policy Office Webinar Series, covering Current and Pending Support, was recently hosted on January 31, 2022. The (free) webinar was recorded and is now available on-demand in the Resource Center .

March 11, 1:30pm EST. The Census Project is sponsoring a webinar regarding a paper, “ACS: America’s Data at Risk,” that will be released on March 8. The purpose of this seminar, which is for Census Project stakeholders only (not the press) is to review the paper’s primary objectives and messages, discuss how stakeholders can help to amplify its recommendations, and get your questions answered by the experts who contributed. Speakers include Dr. Linda Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau, and Dr. Andrew Reamer, George Washington University. To register for this event: 

March 11, 1:30pm EST. What Can the World Teach Us About Building a Better Health? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Reimagined in America Webinar Series. Will discuss how U.S. communities can learn from countries like Tunisia and Iceland about building gender equity policies that root out gender gaps to improve health and well-being for all. More information and registration HERE.

April 5-6 2022. PARIS21 Spring Meetings, “Data Ecosystems for Climate Action.” More information.

April 5th, 12-5pm. The Economic Demography Workshop takes place annually on the day before the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. The EDW provides an opportunity for the detailed presentation of six research papers on topics in economic demography. The EDW program has been finalized, with a fantastic lineup of presenters and discussants. Please register (at no cost) to participate in the workshop using this link: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcOqsrjMrH9Pb5nStFtT-YmM8PCYTuZeK. Please visit the EDW website for updates and more information: https://sites.google.com/view/economicdemographyworkshop

July 20-21, 2022. Upcoming abstract submission deadline for the 2022 Data-Intensive Research Conference, to be held in Minneapolis, MN from The 2022 theme is Contextualizing Work and Health across the Life Course; Read the call for papers and submit an abstract for consideration by March 18

Additionally, a pre-conference workshop will be hosted on July 18-19 in conjunction with our colleagues at IPUMS; the workshop will focus on how to leverage large-scale population data for research related to the conference themes of work and health across the life course. Workshop applications are open through April 11. The conference is sponsored by the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA) initiative, part of the University of Minnesota’s Life Course Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging. NDIRA seeks to build and support an emerging interdisciplinary community of scientists using novel collections of large-scale microdata and contextual data for research on population aging. Conference and workshop registration are free, and travel support is available through NDIRA. Please distribute this invitation to submit an abstract to the Data-Intensive Research Conference, apply to attend the pre-conference workshop, and join the NDIRA community to your networks of established and early-stage scholars of aging and life course research. 


Call for Papers for the Special Topics in Frontiers in Public Health, particularly for interdisplinary and transdisplinary submissions investigating anti-Asian racism and its effects on health from multiple perspectives. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31Read more and submit an abstract.

Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Global Health in Studies in Comparative International Development. For the full text for this call, information on submitting, and author guidelines, visit https://www.springer.com/journal/12116/updates/20165350The deadline for submission is August 25, 2022. Substantive questions about the special issue for may be directed to the co-editors Kim Yi Dionne (kdionne@ucr.edu) and Joseph Harris (josephh@bu.edu).

Michelle PoulinExecutive DirectorBerkeley Population Center360 Social Sciences Building– 
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