Population Events

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Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

June 09, 2010 // 9:00am4:30pm
Asia Program
According to UN mid-range projections for Pakistan, the country's population—currently about 185 million—will rise to 335 million by 2050. Experts examine both the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's demographics.
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Coffee and Contraception: Combining Agribusiness and Community Health Projects in Rwanda

May 06, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population, health, and environment expert Irene Kitzantides discusses her time in Rwanda as a USAID Global Health Fellow. She emphasizes the importance of community-based approaches; the advantages of integrating cross-cutting activities at the outset; and the need for strong monitoring and evaluation systems to measure outcomes.
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New Research on Population and Climate: The Impact of Demographic Change on Carbon Emissions

April 08, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Policies that have the effect…of leading to lower fertility and to slower population growth can be considered ‘win-win' from the climate point of view," says Brian O'Neill of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. O'Neill presents new research on the links between demography and climate change.
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Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights From the Uganda International Conference on Family Planning

March 16, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The landmark conference has renewed interest in family planning and reproductive health among African leaders and development partners. Experts discuss the conference and what it means for the future of family planning in Africa.

Pathways to Peace: Stories of Environment, Health, and Conflict

January 13, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Practitioners and experts highlight work that demonstrates the positive impact multi-dimensional development and peacebuilding programs can have on environmental conflict arenas.
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Book Launch: A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

October 27, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Through a series of essays by leading demographers, environmentalists, and reproductive health experts, A Pivotal Moment offers a new perspective on the complex connection between population dynamics and environmental quality.
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The Prevention of Youth Violence in Latin America: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

October 27, 2009 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Citizens throughout Latin America cited crime as the most important problem facing their countries. This has risen over the last decade.
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Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime

October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.
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Sexual Violence Against Minors: Scope, Consequences, and Implications

October 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sexual violence against minors is a critical global health issue, argue experts, yet ethics and methodology issues make conducting research on this disturbing problem difficult.
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Covering Climate: What's Population Got to Do With It?

October 14, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Thinking about population and trends in population is a vital reality check for assessing policies you hear about on global warming," says New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin. Nevertheless, the mainstream media has been reluctant to write about population growth in relation to climate change.

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