April 18, 2011

SAIS to hold conference on demographic trends and BRICs

As part of its Year of Demography, SAIS this week will hold a daylong conference called “Demographic Trends and the BRICs.”

With dynamic economies, a quarter of the world’s land and 40 percent of the human population, the BRICs—Brazil, Russia, India and China—have the potential to dominate the global economy by the middle of this century. Each BRIC faces a different population dynamic. Taken together, their demographics are instrumental to the growth of the international economy.

The conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, will bring together regional policy experts, demographers and leading market analysts. Nick Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, will give the conference’s luncheon keynote address at 12:30 p.m. For a complete agenda, go to www.sais-jhu.edu/demography/conference.

The event will be held in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to saisevents@jhu.edu.

A live webcast will be available at www.sais-jhu.edu. The speakers begin at 9 a.m.