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The Population Census in Brazil and the US: Importance, Challenges, and Confidentiality
This event will be held in English.

Eduardo Rios Neto, President, Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
John Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau

Moderated by:
Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH; Chair, Brazil Studies Program

Presented in collaboration with:
Department of Global Health and Population
Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Oct 27, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Eduardo Rios Neto
President @Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Eduardo Rios-Neto is the IBGE Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics’ president, starting April 2021. Former Director of Surveys at IBGE, from May 2019 until March 2021. Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Distinguished Lemann Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during the 2015-2016 academic year. He was retired in 2015 as Full Professor of Demography at CEDEPLAR-Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), where he has taught since 1980. He received the Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit in 2010.
John Abowd
Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist @United States Census Bureau
John Abowd is the U.S. Census Bureau’s associate director for research and methodology, and chief scientist. He was named to the position in June 2016. The Research and Methodology Directorate leads critical work to modernize our operations and products. He is leading the agency’s efforts to create a differentially private disclosure avoidance system for the 2020 Census and future data products. His long association with the Census Bureau began in 1998 when he joined the team that helped found the longitudinal employer-household dynamics program. In 2008, he led the team that created the world’s first application of a differentially private data protection system for the program’s OnTheMap job location tool. Abowd is also the Edmund Ezra Day Professor emeritus of economics, statistics, and data science at Cornell University. He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Labor Economists.
Marcia Castro
Andelot Professor of Demography @Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH;
Marcia Castro is Andelot Professor of Demography, and chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, associate faculty of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and faculty member of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Her research focuses on the development and use of multidisciplinary approaches, combining data from different sources, to identify the determinants of malaria transmission in different ecological settings, and to provide evidence for the improvement of current control policies, and the development of new ones. She has more than 20 years of research experience in the Brazilian Amazon, and is assessing the role of extreme weather events on malaria. She has projects on dengue, Zika virus, chikungunya, tuberculosis, congenital syphilis, and infant and child mortality and development. Professor Castro received the 2018 Roger L. Nichols Award for Excellence in Teaching.