International Development Events

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Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond

October 19, 2011 // 8:30am11:00am
Latin American Program
Panelists will discuss Haiti's decades of complex political crises and severe social problems, as well as the current government's plans for the future.
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Iran: Domestic Change and Global Presence

October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Iran is wracked by its greatest political turmoil since the Iranian revolution. With the Obama Administration striving for engagement rather than confrontation, these developments have raised the diplomatic stakes with both countries. Two leading experts will discussion domestic developments in Iran as well as the current posture of the international community and how both developments create challenges for the United States.
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Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”
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Women and Water: Streams of Development

September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Women and water are inextricably linked around the world. Responsibility for fetching and using water commonly rests – quite literally – on the shoulders of women and girls. This burden exacts a high toll across sectors, negatively impacting health, education, economy, agriculture, gender equity, and political stability.
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Global Economic Challenges & Solutions: A Conversation With Christine Lagarde

September 15, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Prior to the International Monetary Fund annual meeting, Managing Director Christine Lagarde gave her first Washington policy address at The Wilson Center.
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The Arab Spring: The Changing Landscape and Implications for Development

July 22, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Ottaway, who covered the Middle East for The Washington Post, will provide an overview of recent activities in the region and their impact on the political and economic landscape. Margot Badran, a scholar on the Middle East, will share her insights on the events in Egypt and provide a perspective on Egypt’s path to development. They will also examine what implications this may have for the U.S. relationship with the region.
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Population, Health, and Environment Approaches in Tanzania

July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Tanzania's rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity makes it one of East Africa's environmental gems, but the country is predicted to be the fifth most populous country by 2100, and its rapid population growth threatens to outstrip its ability to provide for its citizens. Two population, health, and environment (PHE) projects currently operating in Tanzania seek to meet people's needs for income and healthcare, while protecting the environment that supports them.

The Elephant and the Jaguar: Whither Indo-Latin America Relations?

July 19, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
Much has been made of China’s growing presence in the Western Hemisphere. Yet, in the course of the past decade India has become a valued partner of Latin America as well. From 2000 to 2010, Latin America’s diplomatic missions in New Delhi increased from 12 to 18, and India’s in Latin America from 7 to 14. Trade, worth $20 billion in 2010, is growing fast, as is Indian investment in the region. Indian IT companies have been in the lead, but companies in other sectors, from oil to pharmaceuticals, are not far behind. What are the implications of this for Latin America and the Western Hemisphere more generally? What is the significance of the relationship in economic as well as political terms?
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Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

June 20, 2011 // 10:30am12:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program in co-sponsorship with the Enough Project assembled a panel of experts from American, British and Congolese governments, private industry, and the non-governmental community to discuss the deplorable situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo involving conflict minerals and the way forward.
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Bullets to Books: The Role of Education in Development and What the U.S. Can Do

June 17, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Panelists discuss the importance of education from early childhood to higher education, its impact on a nation’s economy, and current education initiatives being put forth by USAID.

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