International Development Events

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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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Globalized Trade and the Macroeconomics of Capture Fisheries

February 22, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The fourth event in ECSP's seven-part series on fisheries, the meeting examines the forces behind increasing demand for and trade of fisheries products, and identifies the key trends in trade law, subsidies, tariffs, and other marketplace measures that are negatively impacting global fish stocks, developing world economies, and the environment.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.
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Air Pollution and Environmental Health Threats in Southern China

February 13, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.
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Seeking Peace and Saving Asia's Forests: Forest Conflict in Asia

January 30, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Mismanagement of forests undermines efforts to strengthen governance, slows economic development, impoverishes rural people, and can contribute to instability, says USAID's Mary Melnyk.

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