November 16, 2004 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
The linkages between environment and security loom large in Eastern Africa, providing not only challenges but also areas of opportunity. Scholars and activists discuss lessons and strategies for facing and addressing the interaction between environment and conflict in the region.
November 10, 2004 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Experts address women's particular vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, the disease's impact on family livelihoods, and women's role in prevention programs.
November 04, 2004 // 11:00pm
At the third meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series, Dr. Gruenbaum discusses community-based efforts to change attitudes toward female genital cutting in Sudan, and Dr. Inhorn focuses on the impact of Islamic teachings on the spread of infertility technologies.
October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.
October 19, 2004 // 12:00am
Four years have passed since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to make a commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, part of the Millennium Development Goals. Jan Vandemoortele assesses the progress.
October 14, 2004 // 12:00am
In 1972, The Limits to Growth created an international sensation by claiming that if trends in world population, industrialization, food production, and resource depletion did not drastically change, society would not only reach its carrying capacity, but also overshoot it and collapse. Co-author Dennis Meadows reviews the updated edition.
October 12, 2004 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.
Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey
October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.
October 06, 2004 // 12:00am
Klaus Toepfer launches the new publication, Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation, produced by UNEP and ECSP. The report goes beyond the headlines to find fertile ground for peace in environmental cooperation.
October 04, 2004 // 12:00am
The second meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health conference series focuses on how religion and policy affect and address the reproductive health needs of women in Islamic settings.