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Why Do People Move? Research on Environmental Migration Coming of Age

May 14, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
When she finished her dissertation on migration as a response to climate change in 2003, it was one of only a handful of scholarly papers published on the topic that year, said Susana Adamo, an associate research scientist at Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network. But in the decade since, interest in climate migration has exploded – in 2012, more than 10 times as many papers were published.
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Can Social Accountability Help Ensure Rights and Better Participation in Maternal Health Services?

May 05, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Over the last two decades, social accountability has emerged as a strategy to make health services more responsive to community needs. It’s an approach that creates a space for “interaction between citizen engagement and government responsiveness,” said Jonathan Fox, professor of international development at American University at the Wilson Center May 5.

Twin Challenges to Peace and Stability in Africa and to U.S. Policy: Boko Haram in Nigeria and Civil Conflict in South Sudan

May 02, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A discussion about the policy implications of the violent actions of Nigeria's Boko Haram and civil unrest in South Sudan.

Cities at the Center of the World

April 22, 2014 // 9:00am4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In collaboration with the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University, The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory invites you to a discussion of the nexus between urban growth and globalization. Please join leading urban scholars, practitioners and policy makers for a discussion of the social, spatial and political terrain of cities as critical global centers.

Land-Grabbing and Villagization in Ethiopia's Lowlands and Beyond

March 27, 2014 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
Join us for a discussion on the issues of land grabbing and villgization in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

Africa's Governance Challenge: Why Clientelism Remains the Greatest Impediment

March 25, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Join us for a discussion on the challenge and impediment of clientelism in African politics and peacebuilding.

Forests on Film: New Stories from Nepal and the Congo Basin

March 25, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital on March 25, the Wilson Center premiered ECSP’s latest documentary, Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal. Together with Heart of Iron, a recent film on mining in the Congo Basin, the event took viewers into some of the world’s most remote forests to see how their inhabitants are adapting to rapid changes in the natural resources on which they depend.

New Evidence on the Congo Crisis and Aftermath, 1960-1968

March 04, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Cold War International History Project
CWIHP, in cooperation with the Office of the Historian, US Department of State, will host a symposium on FRUS Volume XXIII, Congo, 1960–1968. The newest volume in the Foreign Relations of the United States series examines US foreign policy toward Congo-Léopoldville during the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson.
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Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Development: Lessons for Practitioners (Toolkit Launch)

February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.
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Urbanization and Insecurity: Crowding, Conflict, and Gender

February 18, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“Sexual violence plays a special role as a form of violence and as a form of terror and torture,” said Alison Brysk, a Wilson Center fellow and Mellichamp chair of global governance at the University of California Santa Barbara. Yet the connections between gender-based violence and urbanization – observed in Kenya, India, and countries around the world – are not widely recognized.

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