The BelferCenter for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Director's Lunch on “Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population” with Valerie Hudson, Professor of Political Science and faculty affiliate at the DavidM.KennedySchool for International and Area Studies at BrighamYoungUniversity. Her book, Bare Branches, suggests that the sex ratios of many Asian countries, especially China and India, which represent nearly 40 percent of the world’s population, are being skewed in favor of males on a scale that could be unprecedented in human history. This surplus population, the authors argue, has the potential to threaten domestic stability and international security.

Ms. Hudson received her Ph.D. in political science from OhioStateUniversity. She served for eight years as director of graduate studies at the DavidM.KennedyCenter for International and Area Studies, and is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award. She is the author of the books Culture and Foreign Policy and Artificial Intelligence and International Politics and coeditor of The Limits of State Autonomy: Societal Groups and Foreign Policy Formulation and Political Psychology and Foreign Policy.

We hope you can join us for what will be an interesting and informative discussion.