Sidney Goldstein, PSTC Founder

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Sidney Goldstein taught at Brown University for over 50 years, retiring in 1993 as the George Hazard Crooker Professor of Sociology. A beloved teacher, mentor, and colleague, Sid passed away on August 5, 2019. Through Sid’s vision and dedication, the Population Studies and Training Center was formally established at Brown in 1965. 

Since its founding, the PSTC has been known in the U.S. and around the world for its decisively interdisciplinary, globally-focused population studies research, and for its outstanding training program in demography. We remember Sid as a pioneering and visionary population scientist and celebrate his enduring contributions.

Read more about Sid’s life and exemplary career.

Remembrances
We invite remembrances of Sid from Brown friends and the population community, which we will compile and share with Sid’s family and all those who contribute reflections.  Please send any recollections, photos, or notes to Kelley Smith at [email protected] by October 15, 2019.

Sidney Goldstein Memorial Fund
We have established the Sidney Goldstein Memorial Fund at Brown University, which will support new PSTC programs and activities honoring Sid.

To give directly online, click here.

To give by check (payable to Brown University), mail to:                      

Gift Cashier
Brown University
Box 1877
1 Prospect Street
Providence, RI  02912-9939

Please indicate in the memo line that it is for the Sidney Goldstein Memorial Fund