Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Hess Center for New Frontiers
Jennifer Sciubba

Jennifer D. Sciubba is one of the foremost experts in the field of political demography. In addition to numerous academic articles on the politics of population, she is the author of 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World (W. W. Norton, 2022) and The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security (Praeger, 2011), and the editor of A Research Agenda for Political Demography (Edward Elgar, 2021). She is passionate about translating academic research for broader audiences and has done so in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, and on the TED stage, among other places. Dr. Sciubba is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is vice chair of the Population Reference Bureau’s board of trustees. In addition to her affiliation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, she is currently a 2022–2023 Wilson Center fellow and was formerly a tenured professor in the Department of International Studies at Rhodes College, one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges. She has trained at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and worked for the U.S. Department of Defense (Policy) on demographic and environmental issues. She received her PhD in government and politics from the University of Maryland and her BA from Agnes Scott College (Phi Beta Kappa).

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