September 30, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In I Was Not Alone, Fouzia Saeed tells the story of working women’s struggles in Pakistan. Forming a movement called AASHA, she and hundreds of others dared to challenge the nation’s behavior toward working women. This movement led the whole country to stand together against sexual harassment in the workplace, and resulted in the passage of legislation protecting women’s rights.
September 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Early screenings for risks of complication and skilled attendants at birth are among the most critical interventions for saving the lives of women and newborns. Yet many poor women, living in mostly rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, go without.
September 30, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Latin American Program
The Honorable Luis Almagro will discuss the future of the Organization of American States.
September 30, 2014 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
WEBCAST: As a second installment to the Meet the Campaign Advisors series, a live webcast will stream from São Paulo, Brazil, during the dialogue with Alessandro Teixeira, Campaign Advisor for President Dilma Rousseff's Workers' Party (PT).
September 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China Environment Forum
Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute) will talk about rapid shifts in food production and consumption in China that are threatening the country’s food security and changing global food markets. Amy Celico (Albright Stonebridge Group) will discuss how the gaps in oversight of food producers and growing water and soil contamination are opening up new opportunities for U.S.-China business and policy collaboration.
September 29, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Acclaimed Harvard historian Akira Iriye will reflect on the study of history today, examining recent historiographic trends and phenomena like “motion,” “interconnectedness,” and “hybridity” in an effort to move away from a Euro-centric approach.
September 29, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
With the Millennium Development Goals coming to a close and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under consideration, the international community has a unique opportunity to define the next priorities for global development. Coming on the heels of this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, a panel of three development experts will discuss key issues that are underrepresented – or missing altogether – on the SDG agenda: climate change, peace and governance, and reproductive health.
September 29, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Middle East Program
During his U.S. trip to attend the UN General Assembly meeting last year when hopes were high for some kind of Iran-U.S. reconciliation, Iran’s newly-elected president, Hassan Rouhani, even had a friendly telephone conversation with President Obama. Please join us for an assessment of Mr. Rouhani’s 2014 trip to UNGA.
September 29, 2014 // 10:30am — 11:30am
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will speak on the revolutionary changes in the world’s energy environment that he has witnessed during his tenure.
September 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
OFF SITE MEETING: The Brazil-US Business Council, in co-sponsorship with the Brazil Institute, Citi, and DeVry, will be hosting an event with Mauricio Rands, Campaign Coordinator for Marina Silva of the Socialist Party (PSB) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 26.