Governance Events

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The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?

November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.

Urban Transport Development in China - Trends and Challenges

November 30, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.

Environmental Challenges in War-Torn Societies: Sustainability and Human Security in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

November 29, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners discuss the role of the environment in post-conflict peace building and the reconstruction of war-torn societies at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University.
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Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.
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Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.
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Book Discussion: The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

November 03, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
According to Thomas Homer-Dixon, society is more likely to break down when multiple stresses occur simultaneously. Like an earthquake, societal pressures—or "tectonic stresses"—build up beneath the surface and are released by factors that are difficult to anticipate, sometimes with catastrophic results.
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Environmental Stress and Demographic Change: Underlying Conditions and Nepal's Instability

November 01, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bishnu Raj Upreti discusses the ways in which efforts to resolve Nepal's demographic and environmental problems could reduce conflict, alleviate poverty, and provide a pathway to peace.

Foreign Policy Under a Conservative Government

October 30, 2006 // 7:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) co-sponsored CDFAI's 2006 Annual Conference, "Foreign Policy Under a Conservative Government: An Interim Report Card," which looked at the Harper government's record on foreign policy, defense, and development.
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Mechanisms for Health Systems Management: Reflections on the World Bank and USAID Experiences

October 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sallie Craig Huber of Management Sciences for Health and Dr. Benjamin Loevinsohn of the World Bank examine critical relationships between NGOs and governments in health care delivery, and discuss the most efficient ways to accomplish health and stability goals in fragile settings.
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Book Discussion: The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development

October 23, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Gender studies have traditionally focused on women and girls, paying little attention to the attitudes and behaviors of men. But a new book from the World Bank, The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, attempts to bring the gender and development debate full circle.

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