The Environmental Change and Security Program, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Africa Program, and the Asia Program invite you to a dialogue on:
Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security
Featuring: Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times reporter
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA
Reception to follow.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org  with your name and affiliation.
For “Beyond Seven Billion,” a landmark five-part series published in the Los Angeles Times, environmental reporter Kenneth R. Weiss and photographer Rick Loomis traveled to Africa and Asia to document the past two decades’ rapid population growth. They found that the boom is not over: “The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years. The coming wave will reshape the planet, and the impact will be greatest in the poorest, most unstable countries,” writes Weiss.
At the Wilson Center on October 9th, Weiss will share his stories about the impact of population growth on natural resources, food supply, and conflict in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, China, and the Philippines. He will also discuss the challenges of covering this complex topic — from analyzing demographic projections to addressing contraception controversies — that make this series a unique accomplishment in the U.S. media.
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 6th Floor Flom Auditorium. A map to the Center is available here.  Note: Photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.
Note: If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org . The archived video will be available approximately one week after the posted meeting time.