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29th Annual Global Media Awards

October 14, 2008

The 29th Annual Global Media Awards will be held November 18, 2008, in Los Angeles, CA. The Global Media Awards are an event honoring those who have contributed to creating an awareness of population concerns through their outstanding journalistic endeavors.

The Keynote Speaker will be Paul Ehrlich who will be giving a talk entitled "The Population of the Dominant Animal." Dr. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. He is the recipient of numerous international honors such as Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and Conservation of Biological Diversity, the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, and United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize.

Dr. Ehrlich is best known for his ground-breaking book The Population Bomb released in 1968, which gave a dire forecast of impending international famine caused by unrestrained population growth. His most recent book The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment deals with human cultural and biological evolution: how those evolutions have impacted the environment and what that means for our future.

Former CNN Anchor Carol Lin will address the distinguished media personnel from around the world chosen to receive awards and will join The Population Institute's President, William Ryerson, in presenting the awards.If you will be in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend the Global Media Awards please contact Jennie Wetter for more details.

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