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Environmental Change, Human Capital, and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Uris Hall, G-08
Central Campus

Institute of African Development Seminar Series

Brian Thiede is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University. His research program focuses on two substantive areas. First, he examines the relationship between environmental change, demographic behavior, and economic development, primarily in low- and middle-income countries.

Current projects examine the effect of climate shocks on internal migration and livelihoods. The second area of research focuses on poverty and inequality in the United States. Recent and ongoing studies have analyzed poverty dynamics among newborn children, ethno-racial inequality, and the working poor.

Brian received his BA from Bucknell University and his MS and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Today he will be speaking about Environmental Change, Human Capital, and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Anthropology, History, Africana Studies and Research Center, Institute for African Development, Diversity, Migrations


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