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Emerging Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: Water and Water Policy in Canada

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Canada is a state blessed with the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. While other natural resources (oil, grain, timber) figure largely in Canada’s economic and international profile, water is rapidly becoming recognized as a core of these other resource-based industries, and a resource that is increasingly challenged both in terms of supply and quality.

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

Tunisia’s Islamists Struggle to Rule

April 25, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
David Ottaway’s recent visit to Tunisia found Ennahda grappling with daunting challenges as it faces an intense struggle between militant Islamists and secularists and a battered economy.

Confrontation Controlled: Sino-American Relations and the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1962

April 19, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Wilson Center ECNU Scholar Ming Chen will present on Confrontation Controlled: Sino-American Relations and the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1962

Drug Policy and Democracy in Central America: A View from Guatemala

March 29, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Secretary Fernando Carrera discussed recent proposals made by Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina regarding drug legalization.

Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

April 09, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Dr. Sophia B. Liu will discuss the opportunities and challenges with integrating official and crowdsourced crisis information based on the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and what has happened since this catastrophe, which was the tipping point for crowdsourcing and social media use in the crisis domain. Specifically, Dr. Liu will unpack the different interface challenges at the social, technological, organizational, and political levels. She will also discuss the meaning of "socially distributed curation" and its application to information management in the emergency domain.

Peaceful Resolution of Ethnic Tension

March 26, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac discuss historical perspective on ethnic peace.

July 1914: Revisited and Revised—or The End of the German Paradigm

March 19, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Samuel Williams Jr. discusses and reevaluates German and Russian actions in 1914.

A Conversation with Simon Schwartzman on Brazil's New Social Agenda

February 22, 2012 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Join the Brazil Institute and Simon Schwartzman to discuss Brazil's New Social Agenda on February 22 from 10:00-12:00 pm

Documentary History of Greece: 1943-1951, Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

March 08, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Director of the Service of Diplomatic and Historical Archives of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Photini Tomai will discuss her latest book entitled “Documentary History of Greece: 1943-1951, Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan." Along with the economic reconstruction of the country, it traces the political, social and military implications of the implementation of the economic recovery program extended throughout Greece especially after the Civil War.

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