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Welcome back to Ask Women, the monthly newsletter brought to you by the European Network for Women Excellence (ENWE), in collaboration with the women experts’ databases in our network, which include 100esperte, AcademiaNet, Agenda d’Expertes, and Les Expertes.
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This Edition’s Theme:
World Population Day
This July issue is connected to the upcoming World Population Day, which falls on July 11.
About the theme
With the global population already surpassing 8 billion, there are contrasting responses to this milestone. While some celebrate advancements in health, technology, and gender equality, others are concerned about persistent issues such as climate change, violence, and discrimination. Inequality remains a pressing concern, with millions forcibly displaced worldwide. To create a resilient future for all, we must address these challenges and ensure that every individual, regardless of gender, ethnicity, class, religion, or other factors, is protected from discrimination and violence. By investing in human and physical capital and upholding rights, we can build inclusive societies where health, dignity, and education are guaranteed to everyone.
Meet the experts
In line with this global event, we are presenting different economists, analysts, geographers, demographers, sociologists, and researchers who are available for interviews, panel discussions, events, and other opportunities.
You can find their profiles and contacts below.
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Professor of Economics at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). Specializes in empowering marginalized groups like women, youth, ethnic minorities, and migrants.
ANNA CRISTINA D’ADDIO
Senior Policy Analyst at UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring Report team. Expertise includes addressing education, inequality, poverty, aging populations, social protection, pensions, gender disparities, and declining fertility rates.
CHIARA DANIELA PRONZATO
Associate Professor of Demography at the University of Turin (Italy). Her main research interests are in the fields of economics of the family, demography, and policy evaluation methods.
Professor of Sociology of Migrations and of Organizations and Social Innovation at the Catholic University of Milan; Director of the Summer School Human Mobility and Global Justice. Expert in international migrations, integration of migrants, diversity and inclusion.
MARIA CATERINA LA BARBERA
Dr. Maria Caterina La Barbera’s field of research lies in between Legal and Social Philosophy, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and International Migration Studies with a special interest in human rights and social change.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müller-Böker researches human geography at the University of Zurich with a special interest in livelihood strategies, local resource-use conflicts, labour migration patterns and migration industry and societal participation processes
At the Humboldt University of Berlin, Prof. Magdalena Nowicka researches transnational migration in Europe, cosmopolitanism and conviviality, social inequalities, diversity, racism, and qualitative research methods.
ALYSON VAN RAALTE
Alyson van Raalte leads the research group Lifespan Inequalities funded by a starting grant from the European Research Council. She is best known for her work on lifespan variation and socioeconomic inequality.
Prof. Shalini Randeria is President and Rector of the Central European University Vienna. She is an expert on democracies with a special interest in globalization and governance, anthropology of state, development and public policy.
PhD in geography. Her work focuses on analyzing the links between territorial dynamics and health dynamics, and on integrating gender issues into this analysis.
Geographer specializing in urban issues in South Africa. A researcher at Grenoble Alpes University, she has worked on issues of social change, segregation and desegregation, urban violence and emerging countries. Her current research focuses on public spaces.
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