Events

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Securing Health: Lessons from Nation-Building Missions

July 26, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Ross Anthony and Seth Jones discuss their new edited volume, which reviews past efforts to establish health services in countries recovering from conflict. The book's contributors examine how post-conflict instability affects health programming, as well as how such programming forms an essential component of nation building.
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Media Coverage of Climate Science: Broader Lessons for Science Journalism?

July 25, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Since 2003, a group of eminent scientists and media leaders have participated in a series of workshops to better understand the dictates of their respective professions and improve coverage of climate science. Participants discuss the issues reaised at the workshops about the roles of the media and the science community in relaying information to the public.

Film Screening: China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope

June 27, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The film documents how the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated various areas of the plateau by engaging the local farmers and government officials in planting trees, shrubs, and grasslands on the majority of land; creating terraces for agricultural activities; planting of orchards and vineyards; and constructing sediment control dams and irrigation structures.
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Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building

June 15, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Ken Conca presents research from his new book: "The core question of the book is ‘What's the relationship between this sort of contentious politics, this sort of extra-institutional disruptive politics, and our approaches to global environmental governance?'"
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Governance and Corruption in Public Health Care Systems

June 14, 2006 // 10:30am12:00pm
Governance is not typically addressed in the health sector. Maureen Lewis, fellow at the Center for Global Development, draws on examples from her new paper to show that good governance is crucial to effective health care delivery.
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The Security Demographic: Assessing the Evidence

June 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Drawing on three decades of data, Richard Cincotta and Jack Goldstone explore the relationship between demography and conflict—critical to the USAID reexamination of the Fragile/Rebuilding States strategy.

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Guizhou Province: Promoting Environmental Health in Rural China

June 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced by billons of people across the developing world who burn traditional biomass fuels and coal indoors for cooking and heating.
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Conflict Timber, Sustainable Management, and the Rule of Law: Forest Sector Reform in Liberia

June 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Over the past two decades, Liberia's forests have helped subsidize two civil wars and the dictatorial regime of Charles Taylor. Today, the forests may offer the country's best chance at revitalization.
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Understanding the Global Water Crisis: Insights from the GECHS Network

May 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Ken Conca, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, and Lyla Mehta discuss how water scarcity affects access and control to water during a two-day gathering by members of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security project.

Reception: Global Environment Change and Human Security

May 23, 2006 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Researchers from the GECHS network will be on hand to discuss the ways in which diverse social and environmental processes combine to affect human well-being, including people's health, economic opportunities, and political freedoms.

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