April 17, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Canada is a state blessed with the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. While other natural resources (oil, grain, timber) figure largely in Canada’s economic and international profile, water is rapidly becoming recognized as a core of these other resource-based industries, and a resource that is increasingly challenged both in terms of supply and quality.
April 11, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 11th, Monique Barbut of the Global Environment Facility will discuss climate change and the lead up to the Rio+20 conference.
April 11, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
“The nontraditional security threats of tomorrow could themselves become sources of future traditional conflict if they’re not effectively addressed today,” said Mahin Karim.
Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics [Monterey, CA]
March 30, 2012 // 8:30am — 2:00pm
Ten years ago, demography was hardly on the radar screen of policymakers. Today, it’s a part of almost every discussion of America’s long-term fiscal, economic, or foreign policy direction. With the world’s population hitting 7 billion last year, and headed for 10 billion in the next century, it is crucial to assess the impact of global population trends on international security and national politics. Top demographic security experts discuss this important trend at a half day workshop at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
March 28, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday, March 28, the Brazil Institute invites Dr. Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho to discuss climate change.
March 21, 2012 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
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.
March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.
March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
February 29, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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?
February 28, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
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.