International Development Events

Brazil at a Crossroads: Repercussions of Embracing Genetically Modified Agriculture

November 17, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.

Special Briefing with the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa

October 21, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A Special Briefing by members of the United Nation's Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA). This is a first-ever opportunity to have an informal discussion of findings and proposed recommendations from the CHGA, who will publish their final report next month.

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.
Webcast

Implications of China's Energy Growth

October 05, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Policy

September 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 6 of 6

September 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The sixth and final meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series focused on public perception and understanding of sexual health, particularly HIV/AIDS, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.
Webcast

The 2005 C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations

September 12, 2005 // 4:30pm7:00pm
Canada Institute
Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Woodrow Wilson Center, delivered this year's lecture, "Global Realities: American Power in an Uncertain World." He discussed the global challenges confronting U.S. policymakers and their implications for Canada-U.S. relations.
Webcast

Book Launch: Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

September 12, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Experts launch new Kennan Institute book. Video is available.

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa. download the Executive Summary.

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