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.
China’s Threatened Waters: Video Series Screening and Discussion on Wetland Destruction and Other Vulnerable Waterways in China
November 07, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
As a result of China’s rapid economic growth in recent decades, coupled with climate change, vast swathes of China’s wetlands have now disappeared. These changes are having serious consequences for the millions of people who rely on these sources of water and also severely affecting the flora and fauna of these regions, pushing many to the brink of extinction. Photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher spent 2010 traveling thousands of kilometers across China for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Asia Society’s China Green, to document the diverse impacts of wetlands disappearance across the breadth of the country. We will screen some of Sean’s wetland videos. Following the screening of the short wetland videos and Sean’s comments, Zhao Zhong will talk about some of the successes and challenges to the campaigns and programs his NGO have conducted in northern China to protect wetlands and rivers from pollution.
November 01, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The "Day of 7 Billion" received widespread attention, but how well understood is the impact of this growth on the environment? Journalists from National Geographic, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Mother Jones discuss reporting on these complex issues.
November 01, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Recognizing a need to develop and strengthen urban-focused practitioner and policy-making ties with academia, and disseminate evidence-based development programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance teamed up to co-sponsor the second annual academic paper competition for graduate students studying urban issues.