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Conferring Dignity While Leveraging Demographic Change
The world's population is projected to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050. While the combination of low fertility and improved long-term health is shifting the burden for financial social services to a dwindling percentage of the workforce in the rich world, the young population is moving to cities at an ever-growing rate throughout much of the world. This pattern of migration and settlement is stretching the capacity of governing institutions and nature's resources. At the same time, this youthful population is tech-savvy, connected and eager to contribute to a wave of innovation in web-based enterprise, as well as benefit from improved delivery of public sector services. Will demography be destiny? Or can the energies, talents and leadership skills of this youthful population be leveraged for the common good? And will the potential contributions of women and previously marginalized groups be maximized? The program presents a panel discussion.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 8:00pm

The first World Affairs Council broadcast aired in October 1947. Back then, it was called "World Affairs are Your Affairs." Guests on the show included Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (July '49) and Vice President Alben Barkeley (October '49). The show ran continuously for 23 years. Today's World Affairs Council broadcast, called "It's Your World," brings some of the brightest minds to the air. It's Your World captures leading voices in politics, business, academia, media and art in candid discussions on issues concerning the world today.

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 2:00am

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