Research : Human Geography
The International Population Center was organized in 1985 to promote applied demographic research and to provide demographic technical assistance and consulting, focusing especially on population issues along the U.S.-Mexico Border, as well as elsewhere in the world. It is a "virtual" center drawing as needed upon the physical resources of the Department of Geography (especially CESAR) and upon faculty associates elsewhere in the University (especially in the departments of Economics, Sociology, and the Graduate School of Public Health).
The Population Association of America (PAA) was conceived on December 15th, 1930 at a meeting in the office of Henry Pratt Fairchild at New York University. The PAA was an offshoot of the American National Committee of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) which had been formed in 1927 with Raymond Pearl of The Johns Hopkins University as its first President.