Governance Events

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The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
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The Other Side of the Indian Growth Story: Confronting Agriculture and Rural Development

June 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Experts discuss how and why agriculture and rural development factor into long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in India.

Promoting a Green Voice in China: New Initiatives for Environmental Public Participation

June 20, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Chinese citizens are increasingly taking to the streets to protest existing or potential environmental threats—such as toxic water, smoggy air, and dam building. A delegation of 10 Chinese officials speak regarding public participation.
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Demographic Shifts and Civil Conflict

June 13, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers discuss their current research on demographic security, and argue for greater inclusion of demographics into the study of other social sciences, particularly in their field of political science.

Climate Change: An Opportunity for a Bi-Lateral Approach

May 23, 2007 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference, in partnership with the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum, explores the prospects of using the shared economic space of Canada and the U.S. as a platform to create a bilateral strategy to address climate change.
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Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

May 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
This event seeks to identify ways in which youth can serve as important catalysts for positive change and as contributors to sustainable peace through active involvement in the political process, specifically focusing on political party development, governance, citizen participation, and elections.
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National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

May 14, 2007 // 3:00pm5:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate change's anticipated impacts such as sea level rise and forced migration can have multiplier effects, accelerating traditional security threats, conclude 11 retired flag officers in a new report from the CNA Corporation.
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Restoring Nature's Capital: An Action Agenda to Sustain Ecosystem Services

May 07, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers discuss the possible reasons for and solutions to ecosystem degradation, and debate why the topic is virtually ignored by policymakers and the media.
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The Bottom Billion: Strategies for Failing States

May 01, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Everything we think we know about international development is wrong, says Paul Collier, professor of economics at Oxford.
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Confronting Fishing Overcapacity and Other Long-Overdue Reforms

April 26, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss trends that have contributed to overcapacity, and examine efforts to reform policy and management.

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