Global Health Events

Webcast

Media Coverage of Climate Science: Broader Lessons for Science Journalism?

July 25, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since 2003, a group of eminent scientists and media leaders have participated in a series of workshops to better understand the dictates of their respective professions and improve coverage of climate science. Participants discuss the issues reaised at the workshops about the roles of the media and the science community in relaying information to the public.
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Governance and Corruption in Public Health Care Systems

June 14, 2006 // 10:30am12:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Governance is not typically addressed in the health sector. Maureen Lewis, fellow at the Center for Global Development, draws on examples from her new paper to show that good governance is crucial to effective health care delivery.
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The Security Demographic: Assessing the Evidence

June 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Drawing on three decades of data, Richard Cincotta and Jack Goldstone explore the relationship between demography and conflict—critical to the USAID reexamination of the Fragile/Rebuilding States strategy.

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Guizhou Province: Promoting Environmental Health in Rural China

June 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced by billons of people across the developing world who burn traditional biomass fuels and coal indoors for cooking and heating.
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Understanding the Global Water Crisis: Insights from the GECHS Network

May 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ken Conca, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, and Lyla Mehta discuss how water scarcity affects access and control to water during a two-day gathering by members of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security project.

Reception: Global Environment Change and Human Security

May 23, 2006 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Researchers from the GECHS network will be on hand to discuss the ways in which diverse social and environmental processes combine to affect human well-being, including people's health, economic opportunities, and political freedoms.
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Civil Strife in the Developing World: New Insights on Connections Among Environment, Demography, and Conflict

May 02, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Colin Kahl and Marvin Ott examine how demographic and environmental factors can create turmoil in many countries and regions, and also create threats to national security.

A Private Luncheon Conversation with Dr. Dora Akunyili: Fighting Corruption in Drug Markets and Advancing Women in African Leadership

May 01, 2006 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Dora Nkem Akunyili, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria
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Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Africa: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding

April 27, 2006 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rather than only leading to conflict, shared environmental resources also offer promising pathways to peace, says Patricia Kameri-Mbote.

Commemoration of the Chernobyl Disaster: The Human Experience Twenty Years Later

April 26, 2006 // 8:30am7:30pm
Kennan Institute
Although many people know the basic story of Chernobyl, for U.S. audiences the details and the human experience of Chernobyl have faded. The Kennan Institute, in cooperation with the University of Alberta and the Harriman Institute, will commemorate the disaster on its twentieth anniversary in an attempt to help to bring the personal side of the story back into the spotlight.

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