International Development Events

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey

October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.

Sustainability: A Security Imperative

October 06, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Klaus Toepfer launches the new publication, Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation, produced by UNEP and ECSP. The report goes beyond the headlines to find fertile ground for peace in environmental cooperation.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 2 of 6

October 04, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The second meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health conference series focuses on how religion and policy affect and address the reproductive health needs of women in Islamic settings.

The Making of Environmental Law: Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Three pioneers of the environmental movement, Russell E. Train, James Gustave Speth, and Richard Lazarus, discuss the past, present, and future of environmental law.

Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths to Environmental Peacemaking

September 16, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The conference brings together 60 experts from 25 countries, to examine the role of minerals, forests, and water resources in promoting and preventing conflict.
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Decision Time: Water Diversion Policy in the Great Lakes Basin

September 14, 2004 // 10:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
This event launches the first publication in the Canada Institute's One Issue, Two Voices series, discussing of Annex 2001, an agreement to set a common standard between states and provinces for water diversion from the Great Lakes.

Book Launch -- A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

August 05, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Howard French, distinguished New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. Historian Louis Gates, Jr. has described French's book as "A brilliant and nuanced meditation on the complexities of contemporary Africa. Essential reading for those of us who love Africa and for all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of a continent that is sprawling, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating."

Launch of the Afghan Family Health Book

August 03, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
The Wilson Center hosts a Director's Forum with The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, unveiling the Afghan Family Health Book.

Is Our Security Threatened by "Too Many Men"?

July 19, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts the launch of the controversial new book, Bare Branches, featuring coauthor Valerie Hudson, Brigham Young University, and discussant Barbara Miller, George Washington University.

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