Climate Adaptation, Development, and Peacebuilding in Fragile States: Finding the Triple-Bottom Line
March 28, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The nexus between development, peace, and climate stability were discussed by Alexander Carius, Executive Director, Adelphi Research; Dan Smith, Secretary General, International Alert; and Neil Levine, Director of the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation at U.S. Agency for International Development. In this context, the climate issue was viewed as a risk or conflict "multiplier," with the aforementioned interlinked problems requiring interlinked solutions.
March 24, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In 2008, demographer Richard Cincotta predicted that between 2010 and 2020 the states along the northern rim of Africa – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt – would each reach a demographically measurable point where the presence of at least one liberal democracy (and perhaps two), among the five, would not only be possible, but probable. Recent months have brought possible first steps to validate that prediction.
March 23, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion on what "Lost" cultures can contribute to management of our planet.
March 23, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The documentary The Fence, directed by Rory Kennedy, "shows a strong case against a single-minded approach to securing the border," said Mexico Institute Program Associate Robert Donnelly at a Wilson Center screening on March 23. Part of the DC Environmental Film Festival, the screening was co-sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Mexico Institute.
March 14, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba, the Mellon Environmental Fellow with the Department of International Studies at Rhodes College. Sciubba, along with Deputy Under Secretary Kathleen Hicks of the U.S. Department of Defense, discussed the national security implications of demography and its important role in understanding and managing conflicts around the world.
February 22, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
"In the eyes of many governments, population has, as we all know, been a rather uncomfortable topic for a number of years," said Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston, FRS, chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation at the University of Manchester and chair of the Royal Society's "People and the Planet" working group. Sulston and his co-panelists, Martha Campbell, president of Venture Strategies for Health and Development, and Professor Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue of Cornell University, encouraged active debate on a range of population dynamics and their connections to economic, environmental, and political futures.
February 15, 2011 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Panelists Liza Grandia, assistant professor of international development and social change at Clark University, and Jason Bremner, director of population, health, and environment at the Population Reference Bureau, argued that meeting the needs of Latin America's rural communities is therefore key to conserving Latin America's forests.
January 19, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
"Collectively, the impact of humanity on the way the planet works is enormous and headed in disturbing directions," said George Mason University professor Thomas Lovejoy in January at the first in a monthly series, "Managing the Planet," led jointly by George Mason University and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
January 12, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
"At the core of human rights and artistic behavior is respect for human dignity. It is this that unites art and justice," said Jane M. Saks, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, speaking at an event cosponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Integrated Development in Population, Health, and Environment: Updates From Ethiopia and the Philippines
December 14, 2010 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Ethiopia and the Philippines are leading the way in demonstrating how this promising integrated approach can both improve community health and encourage environmental conservation. Field-based personnel from Ethiopia and the Philippines discussed the opportunities and challenges they have faced on the ground and share best practices across sectors-and across continents.