Governance Events

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.

After the Storm: Environment and Population Issues in Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Global Implications for Coastal Development

October 05, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Robert A. Thomas, who holds the Chair of Environmental Communications at the University of Loyola in New Orleans, speaks about the environmental and demographic aspects of post-hurricane reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.
Webcast

Implications of China's Energy Growth

October 05, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Policy

September 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.
Webcast

Emerging Pandemic: Costs and Consequences of an Avian Influenza Outbreak

September 19, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Nearly four decades have passed since the world last saw an influenza pandemic, many believe we are long overdue for another. Dr. Michael Osterholm and Helen Branswell mark the inauguration of the Global Health Initiative.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 6 of 6

September 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The sixth and final meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series focused on public perception and understanding of sexual health, particularly HIV/AIDS, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.
Webcast

Book Launch: Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

September 12, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Experts launch new Kennan Institute book. Video is available.

Parks for Peace or Peace for Parks? Issues in Practice and Policy

September 12, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An ECSP conference explores the rhetoric and reality of peace parks. Drawing on future plans and successful projects in southern Africa, Kashmir, and the Korean peninsula, the speakers debated whether peace parks can protect the environment and promote conflict resolution.

Afghanistan's Emerging Health Portrait: A Dialogue with Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health

August 30, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Middle East Program
Sayed Mohammid Amin Fatimie, Afghanistan Minister of Public Health, highlights improvements to Afghanistan's healthcare system that have transpired during the U.S. presence, but adds that more time is needed to repair the problems and rebuild the system into one of transparency and efficacy.

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