Part of the Discovery Park Lecture Series
John Seager is the President and CEO of Population Connection - having first joined the organization in 1996. He was appointed to the US EPA during the Clinton Administration. John also served as Chief of Staff for former US Rep. Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA) who was a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Interior committees.
A graduate of Trinity College (CT) with a B.A. in Political Science, John travels throughout the US making presentations on global population growth. He visits numerous campuses and other communities to speak as part of a course or in some other venue. John has written articles on population topics ranging from the links to poverty, future outcomes and the concern about population decline in some highly developed nations.
Population Connection (www.popconnect.org) is the preeminent grassroots group for population education and advocacy with 140,000 members and supporters including 50,000 participating educators.
Founded in 1968 as Zero Population Growth (ZPG), Population Connection focuses on achieving global population stabilization through universal awareness and access to voluntary family planning together with the full empowerment of women. Its seeks to engage students in thinking about global population growth through lively, thought-provoking presentations focused on causes and impacts as well as how we can meet the challenge. Population Connection has been engaged in population issues for more than four decades on hundreds of college campuses.
Technical Session Speakers
Agricultural Challenges: When Food, Energy and Ecosystems Compete
Population Centers: Environmental Challenges in an Urban Reality
- Estaban Fernandez-Juricic
Associate Professor in Biological Sciences
- Ming Qu
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Affiliate of the Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
- Tamim Younos
Vice President of Cabell Brand Center
Former Professor of Water Resources at Virginia Tech
[Cabell Brand Center]
Sustainable Energy: Policy, Economy and the Environment
- Tim Pulliam
Project Manager of Plug-IN at Energy Systems Network
[Energy Systems Network]
- Juan Sesmero
Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
- Farzad Taheripour
Energy Economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics
Associate of the Center for Global Trade Analysis
The Bottom 2 Billion: Is Science and Engineering Leaving Them Behind?
- Ernest R. Blatchley III
Professor of Civil Engineering
Board Member of Aqua Clara International
[Bio] | [Aqua Clara]
- Elizabeth McNie
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
- Riall Nolan
Professor of Anthropology