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Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

February 29, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Biologists have identified 35 areas, called biodiversity hotspots, which are especially rich in endemic species but threatened by human activities. Can addressing population growth in these areas help conserve threatened species and improve community health?
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Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

February 28, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Spotlighting failed masculinity, urban desperation, and forceful governance, Marc Sommers tells the dramatic story of young Rwandans who are “stuck,” striving against near-impossible odds to become adults.
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Women's Health: Key to Climate Adaptation Strategies

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“If we want to have a people-focused understanding of resilience then…reproductive health, women’s ability to choose, and the number and spacing and occurrence of birth is, I think, at the very center of that,” said David Schensul of the UNFPA.
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Rio+20: A New Agenda for Sustainability – or More of the Same?

February 22, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A discussion on the Rio+20 global sustainability agenda.
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Reaching Out at Rio: Population Growth, Family Planning, and Environmentalists

February 22, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The results of a recent survey show “environmentalists are ready to talk about population, they’re ready to listen – it’s not toxic,” said Nancy Belden.

Shark Loves the Amazon

February 14, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Shark Loves the Amazon Film Screening, February 14, 2012, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, reception to follow
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Addressing Social Constructs to Improve Adolescent Health

February 02, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“There are 750 million adolescent girls in the world today, and this is by far one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable demographics,” said Denise Dunning of the Public Health Institute.

Addressing the Evolving Needs of Haiti’s Women and Children Two Years After the Earthquake

January 30, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
This event will be aimed at highlighting the progress in health for women and children in Haiti since the disaster occurred and communicate how Haitian and U.S. governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society are continuing to work together to build a healthier future for women and children.
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Sustainable Solutions for the Planet’s Energy Challenge

January 25, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The environmental challenges of climate change, energy demands, and natural resource loss continue to mount. World population hit seven billion on Halloween and is projected to go to ten billion if not more. The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest in 130 years of recorded global temperatures and 2010 was the warmest year yet recorded. At the Wilson Center, experts will discuss energy solutions to meet with these increasingly demanding challenges.
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Is a Food Crisis Brewing in the Sahel?

January 25, 2012 // 9:00am12:30pm
While African nations and the donor community struggle to mitigate famine in the Horn of Africa, fears are growing that drought in the Sahel will trigger a similar food crisis in West Africa by the spring of 2012.

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