Governance Events

Building Partnerships to Reduce Forest Conflict

December 02, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Although not as valuable as some resources linked to conflict, such as diamonds and gold, timber's easy access, availability, and demand can make its trade troubling. Experts explore how best to identify and manage forest conflict.
Webcast

Critical Dialogues on Avian Influenza

November 30, 2005 // 8:00am11:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
At an event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and Cornell University, public health, animal health, and wildlife management experts emphasize that preventing a pandemic will require a strong international health alliance that addresses animal as well as human health.
Webcast

Conservation and Development: Lessons from Costa Rica

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica's minister of environment and energy, speaks about efforts to resuscitate the forest cover using creative market-based approaches that achieve both conservation and development.

African Studies Association Annual Conference

November 17, 2005 // 11:15am4:00pm
Africa Program
The Wilson Center welcomes the African Studies Association to Washington, DC for their 2005 annual conference, which will focus on Health and Political issues, and will be held from November 17-20.

Brazil at a Crossroads: Repercussions of Embracing Genetically Modified Agriculture

November 17, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.
Webcast

Threat Perceptions in Canada and the United States

November 10, 2005 // 8:00am10:30am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute launched the 4th publication in the One Issue, Two Voices series, an event at which authors Karlyn Bowman and Frank Graves discussed their papers, and Gavin Cameron and Lynn Jennings addressed public attitudes toward security and risk in North America.

Special Briefing with the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa

October 21, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A Special Briefing by members of the United Nation's Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA). This is a first-ever opportunity to have an informal discussion of findings and proposed recommendations from the CHGA, who will publish their final report next month.

An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion: Invasive Species Challenges and Collaboration Globally and Between the U.S. & China

October 19, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
One major aspect of globalization has been the mobility of people, products, diseases, and information, as well as (often unwelcome) plant and animal species. At this China Environment Forum meeting, speakers examine the issue of invasive species from the global perspective and how the U.S. and China are working together to address this problem.

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.

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