International Development Events

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PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

September 20, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
U.S. leadership "has truly transformed the global response to AIDS and the course of the epidemic," says Dr. Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.
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Report Discussion: Return of the Population Growth Factor

September 12, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A report that grew out of hearings held by the UK Parliament concludes that it will be difficult or impossible to achieve the MDGs with the current rate of population growth in the world's poorest countries.

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.
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Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.
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Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal

September 07, 2007 // 9:00am11:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.
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Drug-Resistant TB in Russia

July 24, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
It is expected that 62 percent of all new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases will be concentrated in Russia, China, and India, according to Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee.
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Trade, Aid, and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

July 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Poorly designed and implemented trade policies are prolonging violent conflicts; and aid programs, as they are currently constructed, are not achieving their stated goals of alleviating poverty, warns Oli Brown of IISD.
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Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Co-authors of the new Worldwatch report, Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, presented some of their main findings on how natural disasters in conflict zones can foster or hinder peace.
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The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
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The Other Side of the Indian Growth Story: Confronting Agriculture and Rural Development

June 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Experts discuss how and why agriculture and rural development factor into long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in India.

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