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Joel E. Cohen

Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Populations at Rockefeller University

Joel E. Cohen is the head of the population research laboratories at both Columbia and Rockefeller Universities in New York City. He is a former MacArthur Foundation Fellow and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that aims to educate the public about worldwide population issues.

Joel E. Cohen appears in the following:

Please Explain: How to Save the World—Population Growth and Control

Friday, January 27, 2012

This week's Please Explains is the second in our series on how to save the world—ways to approach complex global problems such as climate change, food supply, garbage disposal, the global water supply, and violence. Today we're looking at the population explosion—there are now 7 billion people on the planet. We're joined by Hania Zlotnik, director of the population Division at the Department of Economics and Social Affairs at the United Nations, and Dr.Joel E. Cohen, mathematical biologist and the head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller University and Columbia University, and author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?

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7 Billion and Counting

Friday, November 04, 2011

Joel E. Cohen, mathematical biologist, head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller University and Columbia University, and author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?, talks about the implications of passing the 7-billion world population milestone. 

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What President-elect Barack Obama needs to know about population

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Do we want jaguars with four wheels or four legs? What kind of world do we want?"
— Joel E. Cohen on allocating earth's resources

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