December 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Side event at the COP17 in Durban: Women are instrumental in determining a family’s ability to survive the impacts of climate change. Access to reproductive health and family planning is an important part of strengthening women’s capacity as leaders in addressing climate change, yet in too many places around the world that access is limited.
November 30, 2011 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
A new Wilson Center report calls for major changes to the U.S. civilian assistance program in Pakistan.
November 30, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
While recognition of the connections between population growth and environmental impacts is growing, they are still poorly understood by both the environmental and family planning communities, said a panel of experts at the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal.
November 22, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Panelists discussed the importance of male engagement and the roles men and boys can play in effectively combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Held to launch the 16 days of activism against gender violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), this conversation featured four of the world’s foremost male spokespeople for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
November 21, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Former Public Policy Scholar and author Scott Wallace presented his new book, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes.
November 17, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
New research on the Niger River Basin finds that the effects of climate change in the region are pervasive and that “latent conflict” between groups – though not physical violence – is common.
November 16, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“We still see people thinking about the environment as if it is something apart. The idea of a synergy, a balance of development still, I think, eludes us both in theoretical, but especially in practical terms. And that is what Rio+20 is about,” said Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, under-secretary for environment, energy, science, and technology at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
November 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are often at the frontline of healthcare in developing countries and have networks in the most remote regions. This panel discussion highlighted the successes and challenges of FBOs in the field.
November 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The earthquake in Haiti hit the most vulnerable -- particularly women and girls -- the hardest. Within the first week, reports of sexual violence emerged, as did stories of women and girls struggling to access assistance and living in crowded and unsafe camps. Now, almost one year later, hear from the organizations that remain in place and are gauging their success while also offering innovative solutions.
November 10, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:30pm
As concerns about climate change grow and the possibility that we may have to resort to geoengineering to avert a climate catastrophe begins to be taken more seriously, several different viewpoints are emerging about how geoengineering should or could be developed and used.