International Security Events

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A Climate of Conflict: Considerations for Climate Adaptation in Fragile States

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Negotiators responsible for international climate talks are scientists or diplomats, not development practitioners. But in low-income countries, climate change will primarily be a development issue, warns International Alert.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital: "The Great Experiment" With Strobe Talbott

March 12, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global governance will be key to solving three of the greatest challenges the world faces: nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the financial crisis, argues Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution.
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Climate Security Roundtable: U.S. and EU Research and Policy

February 19, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss climate change's impact on conflict and how the United States and European Union (EU) have begun to adapt their foreign and security policies to the threat of climate change.
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Book Discussion: Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Offers a Path to Peace

February 11, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The ultimate weapon of mass destruction—and perhaps of economic destruction—is the testosterone molecule," quips Malcolm Potts at a discussion of his book, Sex and War.
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Book Discussion: The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

January 27, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Demography is as close as social science comes to predicting the future, explains Neil Howe of CSIS, as he presents the geopolitical consequences of demographic trends over the next 50 years.
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Dynamics Of Sexual Violence In The Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo: Perpetrators, Community Response, and Policy Implications

January 15, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the need for ethical, mixed-methods research to improve policies that protect victims of GBV and punish assailants, as well as empowering survivors.

Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding: Sharing Lessons and Building Networks (Location: Barcelona)

October 07, 2008 // 11:30am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An international panel sponsored by the Wilson Center and UNEP presents evidence that managing the environment and natural resources is key to improving security, resolving conflicts, and building a sustainable peace after war.
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Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue

Cyberseminar on Environmentally Induced Population Displacements

August 18, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The overall purpose of the seminar is to determine if there is consensus on the definitional issues as well as on the magnitude of flows, and what the evidence shows from regional studies regarding the relative weight of environmental versus other factors in displacing populations.

Review of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 Report

July 24, 2008 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP convenes a group of environment, demography, and security experts to review an intermediate draft of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 report. The discussion focuses on Chapter Two, "The Demographics of Discord," and Chapter Three, "Scarcity in the Midst of Plenty?"

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