John Bongaarts

John Bongaarts, a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Population Council, is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A leading international expert on population dynamics, he received the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Laureate Award in 2013.

Bongaarts holds a master's degree in systems engineering from the Eindhoven Institute of Technology in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in physiology and biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois.

November 2, 2015 
Our planet is expected to have 11.2 billion people in 2100, according to the United Nations’ just-released revision of the medium world population projections. With a 2015 population of 7.3 billion, this represents an increase of 3.9 billion over the remainder of this century. The projected expansion of human numbers is very unevenly spread around …

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