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John May


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Dr. John F. May, a specialist in population policies and programs, is an adjunct professor of demography at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. For 15 years, he was a lead demographer at the World Bank. Prior to coming to the United States in 1987, he worked on many population projects around the world for UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, and IUSSP. He was posted in Haiti, West Indies; and New Caledonia, South Pacific, for the United Nations. He also worked for the Futures Group International, a U.S. consulting firm offering services in population and HIV/AIDS modeling, policy, and program design. He has a doctorate in demography from the University of Paris-V (Sorbonne). His book World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact (Springer, 2012) has received the 2012 Global Media Award of the Population Institute for best book on population. In 2013, he was elected an associate member of the Royal Academy of Belgium.