May 02, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
A recent Atlantic article detailed the abuse of an Indian woman, by a health worker, as she undergoes a caesarean section. While strides have been made in providing access to maternal health care services – transportation, lower costs, education, etc. – there is evidence that quality of care, and perceptions of that quality, may be an equally important barrier
May 01, 2013 // 10:15am — 2:30pm
On May 1, African women and youth leaders discussed their experiences harnessing technology and developing innovative ideas to overcome everyday issues and provide solutions for social resilience and sustainability. Watch the webcast here and an event summary will be available shortly.
April 30, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In Ghana and the Philippines – countries where more than half of the population is under the age of 25 – two programs are teaching youth to play a critical role in their families, health, and community development. On April 30, Leslie Mwinnyaa will discuss the innovative youth peer educator efforts of the Hen Mpoano Project in Ghana, and Joan Castro will describe EMPOWER, a new poverty reduction initiative targeting youth launched by Path Foundation Philippines, Inc.
April 18, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Women suffering from intimate partner violence are more likely to suffer from complications during their pregnancy, including miscarriage, low birth weight, and excessive bleeding. They’re also more likely to be denied medical assistance during childbirth by their husbands and in-laws.
April 17, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Integrated approaches to conservation and development can both preserve biodiversity and improve the lives of the people who have long depended on these resources. Dale Lewis of Community Markets for Conservation in Zambia and Katherine Raphaelson of the Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique discuss innovative ways they have addressed conservation, park restoration, and improving the well-being of surrounding communities.
April 11, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Join us as we mark the Year of Water Cooperation with a discussion of tools, approaches, and mechanisms that advance global transboundary water cooperation. Over 260 watersheds are shared by two or more states, and 40 percent of the world’s population shares critical water supplies with another country. Although the world has largely avoided conflict over water, increasing population, economic, and climate change pressures could increase tensions over these shared resources making multi-country cooperation on water all the more essential.
April 10, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 10, the Wilson Center brings together a panel to discuss how climate change is affecting public health and agriculture
April 08, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“The combined effects of rapid population growth and climate change are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in Malawi and Kenya,” said Clive Mutunga, a senior research associate at Population Action International.
April 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council’s reproductive health program. It is a key battleground for maternal health advocates. But maternal health is sometimes eclipsed by other major health and development issues on the sub-continent. For example, nearly five times as many people suffer from HIV/AIDS and more than 400 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.
March 27, 2013 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
While there has been much research on the effect of valuable natural resource extraction on a state’s domestic development (e.g., the “resource curse”), Wilson Center Fellow Jeff Colgan focuses on how natural resource extraction affects foreign policy. In 'Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War,' Colgan finds that “petrostates” – countries where revenue from oil exports exceeds 10 percent of GDP – are twice as likely to engage in inter-state conflict than non-petrostates.