International Development Events

Gaining Ground: Lessons from the Preliminary Findings of Madagascar's New Demographic & Health Survey

February 08, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
After decades of improvement, the health of women and children across sub-Saharan Africa is declining. In Madagascar, however, it is on the upswing: the new 2003-2004 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reveals great improvements in fertility as well as maternal and child health.

NAFTA and the Future of North America

February 07, 2005 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed issues of governance, economic development, and labor movements since the signing of NAFTA, noting the extent to which national expectations have been met, and, in particular, the way in which laborers in the three NAFTA countries will benefit from future negotiations.

10th Anniversary Open House and ECSP Report Launch

January 25, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change & Security Project launches the 10th anniversary issue of the ECSP Report, the journal designed to shatter the disciplinary boundaries separating environment, population, health, and security.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 4 of 6

January 11, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The fourth meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series features anthropologist Dr. Lilia Labidi of the University of Tunis and Dr. Karen Hardee, director of research at the Futures Group International in Washington.
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The Next Agenda: AIDS and the Way Forward

November 30, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
A briefing featuring Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS; and Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

Book Launch: Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development

November 18, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In Feminist Press' new book, 27 women from 14 countries describe their work in international development. Editor Irene Tinker and co-authors Aziza Hussein and Vivian Derryck launch the book at the Wilson Center.

The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2004-2005

November 16, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Gleick launches his latest publication, and argues for U.S. leadership, both internationally and domestically, to address the world's water crisis.

Confronting the Crisis: Women and AIDS

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts address women's particular vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, the disease's impact on family livelihoods, and women's role in prevention programs.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 3 of 6

November 04, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At the third meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series, Dr. Gruenbaum discusses community-based efforts to change attitudes toward female genital cutting in Sudan, and Dr. Inhorn focuses on the impact of Islamic teachings on the spread of infertility technologies.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

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