International Development Events

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Latin America's Development and Social Agenda

June 15, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Latin American Program
On the occasion of the first meeting of the Latin American Program Advisory Board, Wendy Luers leads former Uruguayan President Dr. Tabaré Vázquez and other distinguished Board members in a discussion on the region.
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Book Launch: So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan

June 14, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
A presentation by former Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf about her new book, a study of why international assistance to Pakistan has been so ineffective.
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Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Institutions

May 18, 2011 // 8:30am3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Ultimately, whether Yemen is able to achieve its goals for social and economic development, will, to a large extent, depend on its future population growth and size," said Gary Cook, senior health advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in his opening address at an all-day conference on the role of population, health, natural resources, and institutions in Yemen's political crisis.
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Brazil and Africa: Cooperation for Innovation in Agriculture and What the U.S. Can Do

May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embraba, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists discussed the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
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Waging Peace: The Inextricable Links Between Security and Development

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
Rye Barcott, author of It Happened on the Way to War, writes about his experiences as an impressionable student in Kenya, a front-line warrior in Iraq, and the journey in between. He focuses on two central themes, which he believes to be relevant to development practitioners: What he had learned on the approach to participatory development? And what are the strengths and limitations of the military to engage in capacity-building work?
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Designing Health and Population Programs to Improve Equity: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric

April 26, 2011 // 8:30am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
"There needs to be ongoing flexibility and creativity in our ways of approaching health equity," said John Borrazzo of USAID at a discussion on practical strategies to improving access to health services for the world's poor and other marginalized groups, with panelists Mickey Chopra of UNICEF; Davidson Gwatkin of the Results for Development Institute and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Cesar Victoria of the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil; and Jennifer Luna of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP).
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Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.
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Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs

April 07, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rural communities in developing countries understand that high population growth rates, poor health, and environmental degradation are connected, said Population Action International's Roger-Mark De Souza. An integrated approach to development – one that combines population, health, and environment (PHE) programs – is a "cost-effective intervention that we can do very easily, that responds to community needs, that will have a huge impact that's felt within a short period of time," said De Souza, who was joined by three other experts to discuss how to improve current efforts to expand the PHE approach.
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A Forum on President Obama's Trip to Latin America

March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s trip in March 2011 to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador, the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with two of the principle architects of U.S. policy in the region.
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Can Trade Drive Development?

March 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
With almost a third of the world's population living on less than $2 per day, the need to reduce poverty is critical. Panelists examined the linkages between trade and economic growth and its potential to reduce poverty. They also discussed U.S. trade policy and its potential impact to promote economic development.

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