September 26, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“Gorillas are very good at family planning; if we were like them, we’d be much better off,” said wildlife veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka. The Conservation Through Public Health CEO and founder is celebrating 10 years of population, health, and environment work in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing health and livelihood interventions to people while protecting mountain gorillas around Virunga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks.
June 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Dr. Bogaletch Gebre is the recipient of this year's King Badouin African Development Prize. She is a passionate women’s rights activist from Ethiopia and has been recognized for her efforts to transform the lives of women through innovation and altering traditional conceptions of a woman’s role in shaping her political, economic, and social destiny.
June 18, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Brazil Institute convenes experts on urban renewal and the case of Sao Paulo.
June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Middle East Program
A panel of experts shared their views on the current status of religious minorities in Middle East, especially in light of developments after the “Arab Spring,” and provided strategies and recommendations for how these minorities can be protected.
June 13, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Members of Parliament from Myanmar discuss the current political situation in their country and the road ahead.
June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Despite increases in the availability of maternal health care across Nigeria, maternal mortality rates remain high, averaging 630 per 100,000 live births in 2010, compared to the world average of 210. “This is data we are not proud of,” said Philippa Momah, board director of Nigeria’s White Ribbon Alliance, at the Wilson Center. “We believe that one of the issues is the way health care providers treat our women. This may be causing a 20 percent drop-out rate in the health care system.”
Barriers to Cross-Border Labor Mobility for Professionals Doing Business in Canada and the United States
June 11, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Please join the Canada Institute as we launch our sixteenth One Issue, Two Voices series featuring leading national experts in best practices and policies for cross-border labor mobility.
May 31, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
On May 31st, author Maxine Margolis will discuss her new book on the growing Brazilian diaspora.
May 20, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
This book examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Arguing that moving to a separate apartment allowed ordinary urban dwellers to experience Khrushchev’s thaw, Steven E. Harris fundamentally shifts interpretation of the thaw, conventionally understood as an elite phenomenon.
May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.