Global Health Events

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Book Discussion: Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Offers a Path to Peace

February 11, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The ultimate weapon of mass destruction—and perhaps of economic destruction—is the testosterone molecule," quips Malcolm Potts at a discussion of his book, Sex and War.
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Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.
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Book Discussion: The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

January 27, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Demography is as close as social science comes to predicting the future, explains Neil Howe of CSIS, as he presents the geopolitical consequences of demographic trends over the next 50 years.
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Dynamics Of Sexual Violence In The Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo: Perpetrators, Community Response, and Policy Implications

January 15, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the need for ethical, mixed-methods research to improve policies that protect victims of GBV and punish assailants, as well as empowering survivors.
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Book Launch: Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

January 14, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"There's such a fundamental misunderstanding that most people have about the environment—that it exists outside of us," says Harvard Medical School's Eric Chivian, co-editor of Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.
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Scaling Up Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants To Reduce Maternal Mortality: Recommendations For Policymakers & Program Managers

December 17, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
With no real progress towards MDG 5 in 15 years, women continue to perish at an alarming rate and one possible solution is to scale-up traditional birth attendants at birth. Experts discuss progress and remaining challenges.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.
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Sustaining Natural Resources and Environmental Integrity During Response to Crisis and Conflict

November 12, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"A healthy environment can enhance the capacity of societies to reduce the impact of natural and human-induced disasters," explains WWF's Anita Van Breda.
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Field Trips: Population-Health-Environment Projects in Kenya, DRC, and Madagascar

October 23, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"People on the forefront [of conservation] need to be healthy…in order to be able to accomplish conservation," argues CI's Janet Edmond. Practitioners share experiences in the sixth meeting in the "PHE: Building the Foundation for the Next 10 Years" series sponsored by ECSP.
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Fertile Fringes: Population Growth at Protected-Area Edges

October 22, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Protected areas are the backbone of biodiversity conservation strategies," so it is critical to examine how population growth is affecting them, says Justin Brashares of the University of California, Berkeley.

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