International Development Events

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Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

May 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
This event seeks to identify ways in which youth can serve as important catalysts for positive change and as contributors to sustainable peace through active involvement in the political process, specifically focusing on political party development, governance, citizen participation, and elections.
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National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

May 14, 2007 // 3:00pm5:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate change's anticipated impacts such as sea level rise and forced migration can have multiplier effects, accelerating traditional security threats, conclude 11 retired flag officers in a new report from the CNA Corporation.
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Urban Health in Asia: Growing Needs and Challenges Among the Poorest Populations

May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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