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Steven Sinding, Ph.D.

Board Member

Steven Sinding, Ph.D. Steven Sinding, Ph.D.

Steven Sinding, Ph.D., is a recognized expert on international population matters. Until his retirement in 2006, he served as Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). He is credited with rejuvenating and revitalizing IPPF, a major international, nongovernmental organization with member associations in 150 countries and programs in 183 countries focusing on sexual and reproductive health. Prior to joining IPPF in 2002, he held a variety of positions related to population, health, and nutrition.

Following a 20-year career at the United States Agency for International Development, Sinding served as Population Advisor to the World Bank, Director of Population Sciences for the Rockefeller Foundation, and Professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University.

He has written extensively on international population matters and is frequently called upon to speak to both academic and general audiences.

Sinding is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.