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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.

The Health of Ethiopia: An Update by Ethiopia's Health Minister

October 20, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Tedros Adhanom discusses U.S.-Ethiopian health partnerships, health innovations, and the health-related impacts of the food, fuel, and finance crises.

Population, Health, and Environment: Value Added From an Integrated Development Strategy (Location: Barcelona)

October 08, 2008 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists examine the links between people and the places they live, seeking to knock down the traditional barrier between health and conservation organizations.
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Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue
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Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

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