November 03, 2006 // 9:00am — 10:30am
According to Thomas Homer-Dixon, society is more likely to break down when multiple stresses occur simultaneously. Like an earthquake, societal pressures—or "tectonic stresses"—build up beneath the surface and are released by factors that are difficult to anticipate, sometimes with catastrophic results.
November 01, 2006 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Bishnu Raj Upreti discusses the ways in which efforts to resolve Nepal's demographic and environmental problems could reduce conflict, alleviate poverty, and provide a pathway to peace.
October 24, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sallie Craig Huber of Management Sciences for Health and Dr. Benjamin Loevinsohn of the World Bank examine critical relationships between NGOs and governments in health care delivery, and discuss the most efficient ways to accomplish health and stability goals in fragile settings.
October 23, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Gender studies have traditionally focused on women and girls, paying little attention to the attitudes and behaviors of men. But a new book from the World Bank, The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, attempts to bring the gender and development debate full circle.
October 23, 2006 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.
October 16, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
"Hunger is the greatest public health problem in the world and it underpins—or undermines—a nation's development," says Jordan Dey, director of the U.S. Relations Office at the World Food Programm.
October 11, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A new community outreach film attempts to reverse years of ecological damage in southwest Cambodia by instilling in local communities a sense of stewardship in the land upon which they rely.
October 05, 2006 // 9:30am — 12:00pm
The new Maternal Survival Series in the British medical journal The Lancet calls attention to the progress and the challenges of reducing maternal mortality in both the developing and the developed world, and outlines what the authors believe to be the "best bet" strategy for preventing these deaths.
October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.
The Double Edge of Legal Advocacy in Environmental Public Participation in China: Raising the Stakes and Strengthening Stakeholders
September 25, 2006 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Drawing on the feature article they wrote for the China Environment Series 8, Allison Moore, American Bar Association and Adria Warren, Foley and Lardner, LLP, discussed the political and legal dynamics of the development of public participation in the environmental sphere in China