ICFRC Luncheon Series No. 7: John Seager

Date: 

November 2, 2012 - 12:00pm

Location: 

30 North Clinton Street Iowa City, Iowa

Contact Name: 

Onalee Yousey

Rapid population growth impacts all areas of human life and the environment. Serious social problems are also exacerbated by rapid population growth. It is very difficult–if not impossible–for families to climb out of poverty when couples begin childbearing early and have more children than they can afford to educate. And to complete the cycle, less educated children tend to grow up and have their own large families. Global population grows by approximately 80 million people annually. What can we do? This t

alk will give an overview of root causes, impacts and ways to meet the population challenge and will illustrate the intersections between population stabilization, the environment, social equity, and women's empowerment. 

John Seager is the President and CEO of Population Connection, the preeminent grassroots group for population education and advocacy. He joined the organization in 1996. Previously, he served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration and was also Chief of Staff for former U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D–PA), a senior member of the House of Foreign Affairs and Interior committees.

This luncheon is made possible by generous support from Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel and MidWestOne Bank.

Catered by Oasis: Falafel, Hummus, Mediterranean Salad, Mango and tahini sauces, pita bread and chicken skewer.