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Maternal Health and HIV: Global Priorities for Research and Action

January 13, 2014 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Despite the fact that with proper interventions, the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is less than five percent, expectant mothers with HIV or AIDS often face intense stigma and marginalization from health care providers around the world. As a result, in some areas, the mortality rate for mothers with HIV is five times greater than the rate for non-infected women

Crisis in South Sudan (This event will be held at USIP)

January 10, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Since the middle of December the world's newest country, South Sudan, has been gripped by violence. What started as a political dispute has escalated into fighting across significant portions of the country.

South Africa after Mandela: The Legacy and the Reality

December 17, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Nelson Mandela was one of the most respected political leaders the world has seen for a reason: he helped take South Africa through a remarkable period encompassing the end of apartheid and the first democratic election. How is the country moving ahead in the post-Mandela era? What is his legacy for reconciliation, democracy, the rule of law through a strong constitution? And what will become of the ANC now that its great generation is passing from the stage?

Conflict-Sensitive Development for Africa: What Role for Emerging Powers?

December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
This discussion brought together a distinguished group of panelists who provided insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.
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Going the Whole Nine Yards: What Is Needed for an Africa Free of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

December 02, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
The speakers will discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded Global Fund.
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New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.

A Lens on Somalia: Security and Development Going Forward

November 19, 2013 // 9:30am11:30am
It has been just over one year since the Somalia Federal Government took over from the Transitional Federal Government, marking the end of “transition” in Somalia. However, there are still a number of challenges and potential opportunities for Somalia in the near and longer-term future that will require attention if the state is to see stability, and economic and development progress.
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Risk and Resilience: Sudan’s Livelihoods Challenge

November 13, 2013 // 8:55am11:00am
Sudan’s pastoralists gained infamy during the conflict in Darfur last decade, when outsiders described the violence as a result of competition between climate-stressed, semi-nomadic herders and sedentary farmers. But Sudan’s pastoralists may not be as fragile as previously thought and could even hold the key to survival for similar groups in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Wilson Center on November 13.
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Resolving Regional Conflicts: The Western Sahara and the Quest for a Durable Solution

November 06, 2013 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Panelists will provide insight and analysis of resolution scenarios for the Western Sahara conflict, including the autonomy plan introduced by Morocco.

China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

November 05, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
At this meeting, two experts will explore the drivers and impacts of China’s distant fishing fleets and the difficulties in regulating multi-national and multi-species fisheries across large ocean areas.

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