Internationally recognized Rhodes College professor, author to speak on global population

Nov 7th, 2022

Political Demographer and Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College, Dr. Jennifer Sciubba will visit Jackson State Community College (JSCC) to discuss her book “8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World” on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Sciubba is an internationally recognized expert in political demography and global security. Her book, “8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World” explores the power of population change to create the conditions for societal transformation. The book takes a closer look at countries that have led the global order since World War II and how they are becoming the most aged societies in human history.

“We are excited to have Dr. Sciubba as a guest speaker to present the research of her book and further discuss the significance of this historical milestone,” said Chair of Languages and Literature and Global Learning Coordinator, Dr. Anna Esquivel. “Our world is everchanging and what better way for our students to learn than from an internationally recognized expert on the topic? This will be an insightful event and we encourage students as well as the public to attend.”

This timely presentation comes just before Nov. 15 – the date designated by the United Nations as the day the global population will hit eight billion.

The event will take place in the JSCC Nursing Building conference room located in room 203. This event is free and open to the public to attend. A virtual option is available at:

About Dr. Sciubba

Along with being an internationally recognized expert in her field, Dr. Jennifer D. Sciubba is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the Executive Committee of the Population Reference Bureau’s Board of Trustees. She is currently a 2022-2023 Wilson Center Fellow, on leave from the Department of International Studies at Rhodes College. Dr. Sciubba is also affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has trained at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and worked for the US Department of Defense on demographic and environmental issues.

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