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Joseph Chamie

Director of Research, Center for Migration Studies, New York

Joseph Chamie has recently been appointed director of research at the Center for Migration Studies in New York. Previously, he was the director of the United Nations Population Division.

Mr. Chamie served the UN in the field of population and development both overseas and in New York for more than 25 years. Among other major duties, he was the deputy secretary-general for the 1994 UN International Conference for Population and Development.

In addition to completing numerous studies under UN authorship, he has written many studies in such areas as fertility, population estimates and projections, international migration and population and development policy.

Mr. Chamie received his graduate training in population at the University of Michigan.

Articles by Joseph Chamie

As Africa Multiplies

What will be the consequences of Africa's "demographic multiplication"?

July 11, 2011

Africa’s Demographic Multiplication

What will influence the future growth of Africa's population — and why does this matter to the world as a whole?

June 13, 2011

Not “Really” Problems

What are some tongue-in-cheek reasons as to why Washington need not bother fixing the United States' problems?

May 23, 2011

Want More Kids? What Can Governments Do?

Will gender equality in itself bring an end to below-replacement fertility?

December 9, 2010

The Battle of the Billionaires: China Vs. India

What are major differences in the population patterns of the world's two billion-people countries?

October 4, 2010

Population Aging: A Human Triumph

What economic and social adjustments will governments have to make as a result of population aging?

July 12, 2010

Is Population Growth a Ponzi Scheme?

When it comes to population growth, why is more not always better?

March 4, 2010

Reviewing the Amnesty Debate

What are the reasons for and against granting amnesty to illegal aliens?

December 18, 2008

International Migration and the Global Agenda

What are the causes and effects of global migration?

June 23, 2008

Population Forecast for the Next 15,000 Days

What does the long-term population forecast hold in store for the year 2050?

July 9, 2007

American Migration: 1776 to 2006

What would the U.S. population look like without immigration?

November 29, 2006

Darwinian Migration

What will it take for the global community to commit to solving the illegal immigration problem worldwide?

September 12, 2006

Angela Merkel and the Decline of Europe

Is Europe's survival and future success at stake due to its low population growth?

October 13, 2005

Dying to Get In: Global Migration

What is driving global migration and what can be done to make it safer?

October 11, 2005

21st Century Demographics: Highs and Lows

How will population growth and decline alleviate and further exacerbate 20th century problems?

July 14, 2005