Betsy Hartman

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Betsy Hartman
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Betsy Hartman. SERIES: The edge conference : selected speakers| no. 3 - Speech by Betsy Hartman, Director of the population and development program at Hampshire College, Boston. She discusses the consensus-contradictions at the Cairo Conference, the issues of high-population and poverty, corporate practices in relation to environmental degredation, the skewed power distribution, no population explosion crisis, and questioning the 'positive models' of Indonesia and Bangladesh. She goes on to discuss the Social Summit in Copenhagen, how female fertility is seen as a national security threat, and women's empowerment in relation to welfare reform. For recordings of the entire EDGE Conference, see: KZ2130.

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