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Means of Reproduction

Jun 9 2009 12:00 am
Means of Reproduction 
Demos and the World Policy Institute
present a lunch discussion with
Michelle Goldberg, author of Means of Reproduction:  Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
12 - 1:45 pm
Michele Wucker, Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, will moderate.
Effectively addressing larger issues of poverty, environmental degradation and security depends on ensuring the rights and status of women in developing countries, Michelle Goldberg argues in her groundbreaking work of investigative journalism. Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World exposes the global war on women's reproductive rights and its disastrous and unreported consequences for the future of the world. Goldberg travels through four continents, examining issues such as abortion, female circumcision, and Asia's missing girls. Reporting with unique insight from both the rarefied realm of international policy and from individual women's lives, Goldberg’s expose of the economic, demographic, and health consequences of women's oppression shows convincingly that the emancipation of women is the key human rights struggle of the twenty-first century.
About the Author:
Michelle Goldberg is an investigative journalist and the author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, a New York Times bestseller. A former senior writer at, Goldberg has written for Glamour, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian (UK), and many other publications, and she has taught at New York University's graduate school of journalism.  .
About the Moderator:
Michele Wucker is Executive Director of the World Policy Institute. Ms. Wucker specializes in the economics and politics of migration; the global economy, especially emerging markets; and Latin America. She is the author of Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (Public Affairs, 2006/2007) and Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola (Hill & Wang, 1999/2000).
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Lunch will be served at noon, and the discussion will begin at 12:20. 
220 Fifth Avenue (between 26th and 27th streets), 5th floor
New York, New York  
Cost and RSVP:  
Regular Admission - $15 for lunch or $30 for lunch AND a copy of Means of Reproduction (list price $25.95).  Free for WPI Members.
Academics and Nonprofit Professionals - $10 for lunch or $25 for lunch and a copy of Means of Reproduction
Full-time Students - $5 for lunch or $20 for lunch and a copy of Means of Reproduction
A limited number of books will be available for purchase on the day of the event for $20 (list price $25.95) for non-members, $15 for WPI Members.
Members:  register by emailing or calling (212) 481-5005, option 2.
OR by emailing and sending a check to:
World Policy Institute, 220 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10001
Advance registration is required to help us plan and order appropriately and minimize waste. All reservations must be paid in advance. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, June 8.
Cancellations received more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit towards future events.
Call the World Policy Institute Events line at 212.481.5005, option 2, with any event-related questions.  


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