Michael Teitelbaum

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Michael Teitelbaum

Michael Teitelbaum is a demographer and historian at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Until recently he was Vice President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York. Previously he held faculty positions at Oxford University and Princeton University, and research appointments at Yale and Harvard. He also has served as Staff Director of a committee of the U.S. Congress, and as Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. He earned his undergraduate degree at Reed College and his doctoral degree at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He is the author of more than 10 books on demographic change, history, and science. He also has published numerous articles in leading journals such as Foreign Affairs and Science magazine, and in prominent mass media such as the New York Times and the Atlantic magazine. Much of his work has focused on the regions of Europe, the Americas, and East and South Asia.

He lives in Connecticut and in San Francisco with his wife Vivien, formerly Vice President and now senior advisor at the Asia Society in New York and an expert on international developments in K-12 education.