International Development Events

Special Briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation

May 08, 2007 // 8:30am9:45am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP organizes a special briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation to offer perspectives on U.S.-based efforts on global water supply and sanitation services.
Webcast

Restoring Nature's Capital: An Action Agenda to Sustain Ecosystem Services

May 07, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers discuss the possible reasons for and solutions to ecosystem degradation, and debate why the topic is virtually ignored by policymakers and the media.

Navigating the Post Cold-War, Post 9/11 World: 2007 C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations

May 01, 2007 // 6:00pm7:15pm
Canada Institute
In a lecture on the emerging security challenges facing the United States post-9/11, Richard Haass addressed future public policy decisions and relations between Canada and the United States.
Webcast

The Bottom Billion: Strategies for Failing States

May 01, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Everything we think we know about international development is wrong, says Paul Collier, professor of economics at Oxford.
Webcast

Confronting Fishing Overcapacity and Other Long-Overdue Reforms

April 26, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss trends that have contributed to overcapacity, and examine efforts to reform policy and management.

Strategies to Promote Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities

April 26, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars and the Inter-American Foundation are pleased to present a half-day conference to share perspectives, experiences, and lessons regarding the best ways to promote gender equity and increase development effectiveness

Implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005

April 23, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Signed into law in December 2005, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act calls for the United States and 185 other nations to fulfill their joint commitment to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): to halve the percentage of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015.

Greece Emergent: The Policy Agenda Forward

April 19, 2007 // 10:30am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Panos Livadas, General Secretary of Information
Webcast

Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Lessons From the World Development Report 2007

April 17, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The number of youth relative to other age groups in today's world is higher than it has ever been. This peak in youth population presents the international community with a unique "window of opportunity," which, if seized, could propel growth and prosperity in developing countries, say experts.
Webcast

Greening the Courts: China's Legal Advocates Giving Voice to Pollution Victims and the Environment

April 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims is the only environmental litigation NGO in China. Its legal advocacy empowers victims, and provides an important check on Chinese industries that pollute indiscriminately.

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