Governance Events

Confronting the Crisis: Women and AIDS

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts address women's particular vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, the disease's impact on family livelihoods, and women's role in prevention programs.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

Documentary Screening: AIDS Warriors

October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.

Working Together for the Millennium Development Goals

October 19, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four years have passed since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to make a commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, part of the Millennium Development Goals. Jan Vandemoortele assesses the progress.

Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey

October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.

Sustainability: A Security Imperative

October 06, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Klaus Toepfer launches the new publication, Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation, produced by UNEP and ECSP. The report goes beyond the headlines to find fertile ground for peace in environmental cooperation.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 2 of 6

October 04, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The second meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health conference series focuses on how religion and policy affect and address the reproductive health needs of women in Islamic settings.

The Making of Environmental Law: Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Three pioneers of the environmental movement, Russell E. Train, James Gustave Speth, and Richard Lazarus, discuss the past, present, and future of environmental law.

Book Launch -- A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness

September 21, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Africa Program
A roundtable discussion with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, on the North American launch of her recent book A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness, which won the Alan Paton Prize, the top literary honor in South Africa.

Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths to Environmental Peacemaking

September 16, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The conference brings together 60 experts from 25 countries, to examine the role of minerals, forests, and water resources in promoting and preventing conflict.

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