International Development Events
Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Developing a Blueprint for Addressing Glacier Melt in the Region
November 16, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
A new report highlights the complexity of the issues surrounding glacier melt in Asia, and the critical need to prepare today for future environmental changes.
October 27, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Global Health Initiative
Josh Nesbit, Alain Labrique, and David Aylward discuss the role of Information and Communication Technologies in the prevention of maternal mortality.
October 20, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Stressing that sustainable development, not just conservation, must be the focus, Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's minister of the environment, discusses the challenges and goals of her ministry in the coming years.
October 20, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China Environment Forum
As the world's factory, it should not be surprising that China has had to expand its search for raw resources well beyond its borders. Over the past few years China has become a major global investor into resource extraction industries—oil, gas, minerals, timber, and agricultural products.
October 15, 2010 // 10:00am — 11:00am
"Any serious effort to address the complex, inter-related problems of Eurasian energy must be informed by humility," says Ambassador Richard Morningstar in the inaugural event for the European Studies Program's new European Energy Security Initiative.
October 13, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Author Riordan Roett, Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Commentator Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
September 30, 2010 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Latin American Program
This seminar explored the Human Opportunity Index, designed to measure difference in access within and among countries of the region.
September 23, 2010 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
Thomas Shannon, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil; Ernesto Fraga Araújo, Minister, Brazilian Embassy; Albert Fishlow, Professor, Columbia University; Denise Gregory, Executive Director, CEBRI; Joel Velasco, Chief Representative for North America, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA); Donna Hrinak, Senior Director of Latin America Government Affairs, Pepsico Co.; Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting; Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
September 16, 2010 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Middle East Program
The latitudinal tenth parallel — located 700 miles above the equator — constitutes a "faith-based fault line" between Islam and Christianity, said Eliza Griswold at the launch of her latest book.
September 13, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Middle Eastern women should be empowered to participate in the economy in a more significant way if the region is to take advantage of its "demographic window of opportunity," says the World Bank's Nadereh Chamlou.