DR. STEPHEN D. MUMFORD is president of the Center for Research on Population and Security. For more than 20 years his principal research interest has been the relationship between world population growth and national and global security. While on military duty in Asia, he first recognized the linkage between political instability and population pressures. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Mumford was commissioned in the Army Medical Service Corps, leaving active duty with the rank of Captain. He received his master's degree in public health and doctorate in population studies from the University of Texas. In the course of his work he has traveled widely in Third World countries. For more than two decades he has been a lead scientist in the evaluation of sterilization methods, including the quinacrine pellet nonsurgical method of female sterilization, collaborating with scientists in more than 20 countries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Churchman Associates. In addition to publishing two books on biomedical and social aspects of family planning, as well as scientific articles in more than a score of journals, his three earlier major works in his primary field of specialization are these: Population Growth Control: The Next Move is America's (New York: Philosophical Library, 1977), American Democracy and the Vatican: Population Growth and National Security (Amherst, New York: Humanist Press, 1984) and The Pope and the New Apocalypse: The Holy War Against Family Planning (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: Center for Research on Population and Security, 1986).
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