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David E. Bloom is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography and chairman of the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His recent work has focused on primary, secondary, and higher education in developing countries and on the links among population health, demographic change, and economic growth. He has been on the faculty of the public policy school at Carnegie Mellon University and the economics departments of Harvard University and Columbia University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and codirector of the project on Universal Basic and Secondary Education.
Joel E. Cohen is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations at the Rockefeller University and Professor of Populations at Columbia University. He heads the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia Universities. His research deals mainly with the demography, ecology, population genetics, epidemiology, and social organization of human and nonhuman populations and with mathematical concepts useful in these fields. He is author of numerous books and articles, including How Many People Can the Earth Support? (Princeton, 1995). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and codirector of the project on Universal Basic and Secondary Education.
Helen Anne Curry is a graduate student in history at Yale University. Her research interests include the history of ecology and the life sciences. From 2004 until 2006, she was a program assistant at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she worked extensively with the UBASE project.
Martin B. Malin is director of the Academy’s program on Science and Global Security and staff director of the UBASE project at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His writing has focused on American foreign policy, international relations in the Middle East, and arms control. He has taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Rutgers University. Prior to joining the staff of the American Academy, he served as a consultant to the Social Science Research Council with the SSRC-MacArthur Program on International Peace and Security.