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By John A. Ross,W. Parker Mauldin

Bernard (Barney) Berelson had an incredible effect within the program of social technological know-how thoughts and strategies to inhabitants coverage through the interval from 1962 to 1980. This was once the interval whilst crisis with inhabitants difficulties unfold from a comparatively small staff of students and inhabitants activists to a miles higher, diversified, overseas staff of political and highbrow leaders and to most of the people besides. there has been an exponential progress within the variety of students and repair body of workers in vari­ ous inhabitants and relations specialities during this interval. Barney got here into the sphere together with his appointment as Director of the Com­ munication examine application of The inhabitants Council in 1962. He had no prior education or event in demography. Frank Notestein, Presi­ dent of The inhabitants Council on the time, had the knowledge to understand the worth and relevance of Barney's itTIpressive heritage in communica­ tion learn and different social technological know-how components, in addition to his inventive brain and management traits. His effect at the Council's swiftly increasing application was once so speedy and ambitious that inside of a yr, he was once named vp. while Frank Notestein retired in 1968, Barney turned President, a put up he held for six very effective years.

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