Great Thinkers of The Enlightenment
Demographers study statistics to understand the changing structure of human populations. What innovations in thought were prevalent at the dawn of The Enlightenment? How cool would it be to see the numbers behind those changes?
Demographer Shelley Lapkoff crunches the stats to give us an in-depth understanding of what led to the revolutionary ideas of the period.
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Shelley Lapkoff earned a Ph.D. in Demography and an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She started her consulting career while a graduate student. She now specializes in expert witness services on various demographic subjects as well as political redistricting. Dr. Lapkoff is recognized as a national leader in the field of school district demography and has served as chair of the Applied Demography Committee of the Population Association of America. She founded Lapkoff Demographic Research in 1989 (now Lapkoff & Gobalet), providing consulting services to Kaiser Permanente and several San Francisco Bay Area school districts (enrollment forecasting). She has taught Applied Demography in the U.C. Berkeley Demography Department.