7 Billion and You Lecture and Discussion Series: Drivers of the 7 Billion

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 19:00

What are the genetic and cultural influences on our population trajectory?

Human wellbeing and population change turn on the relationship between humans and resources. How did that relationship evolve as human hunter-gatherers made the transition to farming, and then to industry? How did demography and resources shape – and respond to – culture? How is this interaction reflected in today’s human genetic diversity? What important lessons does history provide that inform our future choices and decisions on a crowded planet?

Date(s): Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 PM

Location: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre (515 W Hastings) Room 1900

Admission: Free and open to anyone of any age, but please register* Register


* Space is limited, so arrive early. We’ll hold your seat until 15 minutes before the event begins.


Dr Shripad Tuljapurkar, Professor of Biology and Population Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA


The David and Cecilia Ting Endowment Fund, Lifelong Learning, SFU

The Human Evolutionary Studies Program, SFU

The faculties of Environment and Science, SFU


Email: csreg@sfu.ca