International Development Events

Film Screening: Dam or Damned? Documentary on China's Nujiang River

May 04, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
In southwest China, the Salween River is named Nu Jiang, which means "River of Anger." It is one of the two rivers that still remains un-dammed in China. "Dam or Damned?" examines this pristine river delves into layers of dilemma and injustice in modern China.
Webcast

Civil Strife in the Developing World: New Insights on Connections Among Environment, Demography, and Conflict

May 02, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Colin Kahl and Marvin Ott examine how demographic and environmental factors can create turmoil in many countries and regions, and also create threats to national security.

Strengthening Watershed Management in Southwest China

April 28, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China Environment Forum
CEF hosts Yu Xiaogang, founder of one of China's leading environmental NGOs Green Watershed and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2006, to talk about his work on promoting citizen involvement with watershed management in Yunnan Province.
Webcast

Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Africa: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding

April 27, 2006 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rather than only leading to conflict, shared environmental resources also offer promising pathways to peace, says Patricia Kameri-Mbote.

Commemoration of the Chernobyl Disaster: The Human Experience Twenty Years Later

April 26, 2006 // 8:30am7:30pm
Kennan Institute
Although many people know the basic story of Chernobyl, for U.S. audiences the details and the human experience of Chernobyl have faded. The Kennan Institute, in cooperation with the University of Alberta and the Harriman Institute, will commemorate the disaster on its twentieth anniversary in an attempt to help to bring the personal side of the story back into the spotlight.

Briefing on the Humanitarian Impact of Drought in the Horn of Africa

April 13, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program and ECSP are pleased to join Islamic Relief to host a special briefing on recent developments in the humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.
Webcast

The Avian Flu Challenge in Southeast Asia: the Potential of Public-Private Partnerships

April 11, 2006 // 3:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Avian flu's global spread, coupled with its high human fatality rate, has catapulted the virus to the top of the public health agenda. Public-private partnerships have the potential to merge industry expertise, public interest, and financing for the effective delivery of services, drugs, and resources to the people and communities in need.
Webcast

Solving the Darfur Crises: EU and International Responses

April 05, 2006 // 10:00am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosts a Director's Forum with Pekka Haavisto, Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan. Ambassador Haavisto discusses the international and European responses to the interrelated crises facing the region.

China's Search for Energy Security and Implications for the U.S

April 04, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
In the face of growing energy shortages and rising oil import dependence China has embarked on a global search for secure energy supplies and transport routes, in the process raising a number of serious U.S. policy concerns and new tensions in U.S.-China relations.
Webcast

Young Males and Masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa: HIV/AIDS, Conflict, and Violence

April 03, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Drawing on literature and interviews with young men in Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, a new World Bank report co-authored by Gary Barker examines the construction of masculinity in sub-Saharan Africa and its links to HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence, including gender-based violence.

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