Age Structure & the Democratic Future
Presented by Richard Cincotta
April 24, 2012 - Behrakis Grand Hall, Drexel University
Speaker / Author
Richard Cincotta is a political demographer and currently demographer-in-residence at The Stimson Center, as well as the consultant on politico-demographic issues for the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, both in Washington, DC. From 2006-09, Dr. Cincotta served as the political demographer in the National Intelligence Council’s Long Range Analysis Unit, and he continues to consult for the NIC. His research focuses on the demographic transition and its relationships to political, social, economic, and environmental change. His publications on these topics appear in Foreign Policy, Current History, Nature and Science. Dr. Cincotta contributed to the National Intelligence Council’s most recent global futuring exercise, Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World (2009), and to the Geneva Declaration Secretariat’s Global Burden of Armed Violence. He has worked abroad for over a decade: in East Africa, East Asia, South Asia, North Africa, Western Europe, Australia and Canada, including 5 years abroad in field research positions (Morocco, India, and China). Prior to his career in population research, he served in the US Navy (1969-73) as an intelligence analyst.