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So Canada Left Kyoto: Why? and What’s Next?

March 21, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
On December 12, 2011, Canada declared its intention to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. The decision set off a variety of reactions towards Canada, a nation with a generally progressive environmental record. The Canada Institute has organized this event to evaluate the reasons why Canada chose to leave Kyoto, how Canada can move forward in being a responsible steward and what impact Canada’s decisions can have on international environmental governance in the future.
Photo Courtesy of United Nations Photo
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Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future

March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Peter H. Liotta, co-author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future," was joined by Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute) and Peter Engelke (Stimson Center) to discuss the geopolitical impacts of poorly managed urbanization.

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries

March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center to highlight the work of International Peace Park Expeditions. Join Saleem Ali, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; Todd Walters, Founder, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions and filmmaker Cory Wilson as they discuss Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and transboundary conservation in the Central Albertine Rift Valley.
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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.

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