International Development Events

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China Exim Bank in Africa

March 22, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's export credit and guarantee agencies—China Exim Bank in particular—have played an important role in fostering the rapid expansion of Chinese trade and investment in Africa.
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U.S. Energy Security and Oil Revenue Transparency

March 21, 2007 // 2:30pm6:00pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program, Global Witness, and the offices of Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) co-host a comprehensive program to explore the issue of oil revenue transparency and how it relates to U.S. energy security.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Blood of Yingzhou District

March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.
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Global Report on Conflict, Democracy, and State Fragility 2007: Gauging Countries' Performance in the Era of Globalization

March 07, 2007 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Growing attention on fragile or failed states as threats to international security has stimulated much interest in the development of new frameworks that identify and analyze the sources of state fragility and conflict.
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Climate-Security Connections: An Empirical Approach to Risk Assessment

March 06, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Research on the links between environmental scarcity and conflict has undergone a shift in recent years: the theory that resource scarcity leads to interstate conflict has taken a backseat to theories based on data suggesting that environmental stressors may lead to intra-group conflicts.
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Ethical Investment, Energy, Climate Change, and Security: New Research from Norway's PRIO

March 05, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
With a strong tradition of ethical thinking about its role in international affairs, Norway's oil-fueled prosperity has stimulated great internal debate about the use of its energy revenues.
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Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes, 2005-2025

February 27, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Jack Goldstone and Eric Kaufmann discuss the potential security implications of rapid urbanization, global epidemics, shifts in economic power, declining populations in many developed countries, and increased immigration.

Leaders' Luncheon Discussion on Canada/U.S. Affairs and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative with Premiers of the Provinces

February 27, 2007 // 10:30am1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center joined multiple co-sponsors to host a luncheon discussion on the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
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High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

February 23, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.

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