Media as a Tool for Social Change in Africa

June 15, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
John Marks, President and Founder, Search for Common Ground; John Siceloff, Executive Producer NOW on PBS, CEO of JumpStart Productions; Sylvia Vollenhoven, Knight Development Journalism Fellow,International Center for Journalists; Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center (moderator)

Business Solutions to Nutrition

June 14, 2010 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Jake Walter, Mozambique Country Director, TechnoServe; Ron Croushorn, Director of the Food Assistance Division for the Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA; J.B. Cordaro, Global Business Adviser, Mars, Inc.; Michael McBurney, Head of Scientific Affairs, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.; Kate Houston, Director of Federal Government Relations, Cargill

Accelerating Action Against Child Labor

May 25, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, WWICS; Frank Hagemann, Chief of Policy and Research, ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC); Marcia Eugenio, Director of the Office of Child Labor and Trafficking, DOL/ILAB; Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights, Coca Cola; Ana Avendano, Special Assistant to the President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO; Dr. Marty Otañez, Assistant Professor of Political Ecology, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver

Improving Transportation and Referral for Maternal Health

May 20, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
As part of the Maternal Health Dialogue Series, experts discuss their experiences, and share lessons, challenges, and recommendations for improving transportation and referral for maternal health.

South Africa, Sixteen Years After the Advent of Democracy

May 12, 2010 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Barney Pityana, Principle and Vice Chancelor, University of South Africa; Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program

Coffee and Contraception: Combining Agribusiness and Community Health Projects in Rwanda

May 06, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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.

China's Growing Quest for Energy and Raw Materials

May 05, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
China's modernization and new industrial revolution has led to a growing quest for energy and raw materials in Africa, Latin America and Australia, which has intensified over the last decade. The country has been continuously expanding its foreign investment horizons, and has become the world's leading exporter of capital. What are the realities and myths of China's overseas economic activities and how should America respond to China's "Going Global" policy in trade and investment?

Family Planning in Fragile States: Overcoming Cultural and Financial Barriers

April 29, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
OB/GYNs from Nigeria, Pakistan, and Chad offer strategies to overcome the significant cultural and financial barriers facing family planning in fragile states.

Policy Lessons from India, Brazil, and South Africa on Development and Implementation of National Plans of Action on Elimination of Child Labor

April 19, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labor and Employment, India; Carlos Roberto Lupi, Minister of Labor and Employment, Brazil; Membathisi Mdladlana, Minister of Labor, South Africa; Kailash Satyarthi, Chair, Global March Against Child Labor, President Global Campaign for Education, Co Chair- 1Goal Campaign

A Briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 09, 2010 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Alan Doss, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations



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