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  • On June 10, 2024, the Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers participated in the 2024 Congressional Life Science Fair. The event, which is organized by the Coalition for Life Sciences and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, showcases scientists from all over the country read more ...

  • In May 2024, the Population Association of America (PAA) Office of Government and Public Affairs released back-to-back action alerts on issues of interest to the population research community before the U.S. House of Representatives. PAA members were very responsive, resulting in hundreds of communications being sent to Members read more ...

  • On March 5, the Population Association of America (PAA), in collaboration with the Association of Population Centers (APC), sponsored its 2024 Advocacy Day in which population scientists from 12 states conducted almost 60 meetings with key congressional staff. The delegation included Dr. Lisa Berkman, 2023 PAA President, and read more ...

  • On July 20, the Population Association of America (PAA), in cooperation with the Association of Population Centers (APC), sponsored its first in-person briefing since 2019, “Happy Birthday, Baby—Boomers!” on Capitol Hill. The briefing featured a panel of experts who addressed major social and economic implications of the aging read more ...

  • On March 14, 2023, after two years of virtual advocacy day events, the Population Association of America (PAA), in collaboration with the Association of Population Centers (APC), sponsored its first in-person Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The return to in-person meetings with offices in the U.S. Congress was extremely successful! read more ...

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PAA Staff

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs