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Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Institutions

May 18, 2011 // 8:30am3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Ultimately, whether Yemen is able to achieve its goals for social and economic development, will, to a large extent, depend on its future population growth and size," said Gary Cook, senior health advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in his opening address at an all-day conference on the role of population, health, natural resources, and institutions in Yemen's political crisis.

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

May 16, 2011 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The world as a whole is getting more religious," said Professor of Politics at the University of London Eric Kaufmann, speaking at the Wilson Center for the launch of his latest book, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Due to their consistently higher birthrates, religious fundamentalists may reverse the tide of secularism within the next century, he said.
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Book Launch: Human Population: Its Influences on Biodiversity

May 11, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Measurements of "human population density and growth can be used to identify changes in the viability of native species, and more directly, in changes in ecological systems or habitat quality," said Richard Cincotta, consultant at the Environmental Change and Security Program and demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, speaking at the book launch of Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity.
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Designing Health and Population Programs to Improve Equity: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric

April 26, 2011 // 8:30am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
"There needs to be ongoing flexibility and creativity in our ways of approaching health equity," said John Borrazzo of USAID at a discussion on practical strategies to improving access to health services for the world's poor and other marginalized groups, with panelists Mickey Chopra of UNICEF; Davidson Gwatkin of the Results for Development Institute and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Cesar Victoria of the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil; and Jennifer Luna of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP).
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Book Discussion: "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams"

April 21, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Kennan Institute
In discussing his new book, "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams," Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute, analyzed the vibrant city of Odessa, and the destruction of its Jewish population.
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Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.
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Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs

April 07, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rural communities in developing countries understand that high population growth rates, poor health, and environmental degradation are connected, said Population Action International's Roger-Mark De Souza. An integrated approach to development – one that combines population, health, and environment (PHE) programs – is a "cost-effective intervention that we can do very easily, that responds to community needs, that will have a huge impact that's felt within a short period of time," said De Souza, who was joined by three other experts to discuss how to improve current efforts to expand the PHE approach.

"A Hard Country to Love": Patriotism and National Identity in Russia's Great War, 1914-1918

April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Melissa Stockdale, Associate Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, discussed how Imperial Russia's participation in World War I led to a mobilization campaign that united the country's population under a cultivated national identity.
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Dividend or Deficit? The Economic Effects of Population Age Structure

April 01, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
According to the latest projections, the global population will hit the seven billion mark later this year and perhaps nine billion by 2050. Yet, while the global population is growing, it is also aging, due to falling fertility rates and longer life expectancies.
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Madagascar, Past and Future: Lessons From Population, Health, and Environment Programs

March 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Lisa Gaylord, director of program development at the Wildlife Conservation Society; Matthew Erdman, program coordinator for the Population-Health-Environment Program at Blue Ventures Conservation; and Kristen Patterson, senior program officer at The Nature Conservancy, discussed the challenges and outcomes of past and future integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Madagascar.

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