March 05, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
As populations grow larger, younger, and more urban, countries should develop adaptable resource management programs and bolster state and local political capacity to reduce the risk of civil conflict, says Henrik Urdal, a researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
March 05, 2007 // 9:00am — 10:30am
With a strong tradition of ethical thinking about its role in international affairs, Norway's oil-fueled prosperity has stimulated great internal debate about the use of its energy revenues.
February 27, 2007 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Jack Goldstone and Eric Kaufmann discuss the potential security implications of rapid urbanization, global epidemics, shifts in economic power, declining populations in many developed countries, and increased immigration.
February 23, 2007 // 8:30am — 10:00am
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.
February 22, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
The fourth event in ECSP's seven-part series on fisheries, the meeting examines the forces behind increasing demand for and trade of fisheries products, and identifies the key trends in trade law, subsidies, tariffs, and other marketplace measures that are negatively impacting global fish stocks, developing world economies, and the environment.
February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.
February 13, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.
January 30, 2007 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Mismanagement of forests undermines efforts to strengthen governance, slows economic development, impoverishes rural people, and can contribute to instability, says USAID's Mary Melnyk.
January 25, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
The third meeting in ECSP's fisheries series addresses the economic and ecological impacts of declining stocks in capture fisheries, and the ways in which to reduce small-scale fishers' vulnerability.
January 23, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.