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Population Connection seeks to engage students and adult activists in thinking about global population growth through lively, thought-provoking presentations focused on causes and impacts as well as how we can meet the challenge. Population Connection has been engaged in population issues for more than four decades on hundreds of college campuses.

There is never any cost nor any fees involved in hosting a member of our staff to speak to your group.

Format: As preferred, either PowerPoint or brief talk, in each case followed by questions and discussion.

Topics covered:

  • Root causes of global population growth
  • Impacts on humans, wildlife, and the global climate
  • Solutions to rapid population growth, especially family planning
  • Social, political, cultural, and technological challenges of stabilizing population

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Population Connection does not engage in any electoral activity or otherwise promote any candidates for public office.


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Featured Presenters

John Seager
John Seager
President and CEO

John has been a guest lecturer at more than 50 colleges and has spoken to numerous environmental, religious, and community groups all across the U.S. on the environmental and human costs of rapid population growth.

He was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Clinton Administration and also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA). John is a veteran of more than 50 political campaigns and the author of numerous op-eds and articles on various aspects of population growth including links to aging, poverty, and social change. Seager holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Rebecca Harrington
Rebecca Harrington
Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach

Rebecca manages outreach for Population Connection’s Grassroots program, a position she has held since 2008. She organizes Capitol Hill Days, Population Connection’s annual advocacy weekend. Prior to working at Population Connection, she taught in the learning disabilities program at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies.

Stacie Murphy
Stacie Murphy
Director of Congressional Relations

Stacie came to Population Connection in 2007 as a Government Relations Fellow and joined the full time staff in 2008 as a Policy Associate. She represents the organization both on Capitol Hill and in meetings with coalition partners, and particularly enjoys getting outside the Beltway to speak on population issues for general audiences. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University, with a concentration in Gender and Social Policy.

Hannah Evans
Hannah Evans
Population, Health, and Environment Specialist

Hannah's interest in population stems from her experience working and volunteering throughout Central America, where she was able to see first-hand the importance of integrated, community-based, and comprehensive development strategies. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Political Science and a Master’s in Political Ecology from San Diego State University. Her thesis research focused on sustainability labeling and ethical consumption in the US and Nicaragua. As an adjunct professor at SDSU, Hannah has taught classes on gender, science, and technology. She specializes in bringing complex conceptual issues down to Earth for others concerned about protecting the environment and improving well-being.

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