Geoffrey Dabelko presents "Water Wars or Water Peace?"
Recognizing a need to strengthen the ties between urban policymaking and scholarly work on urban development, and to disseminate evidence-based programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance, and the World Bank came together in 2010 to co-sponsor an academic paper competition for graduate students studying urban issues. The success of the 2010 competition led to the expansion of the competition in 2011 and publication of the top papers. In this third year, the focus is on three topics: climate change, youth, and land markets. A panel of urban experts representing the sponsoring institutions reviewed over 70 abstract submissions, from which 15 were invited to write full-length papers. Of these, eight were selected for this publication.
MAY 2008—Conference on Human Security Draws Cutting-Edge Donors, Social Entrepreneurs
The author discusses four significant demographic issues in the context of the ecological security framework: population growth, movements, graying, and differential growth.
JUNE 2007—Authors Explore Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation in Africa, Fragile States; Find Opportunities for Peace
The Environmental Change and Security Program and Global Health Initiative are seeking two Program Assistants.
Jane Goodall kicks off the 9th edition of the ECSP Report with her assessment of population and environment connections in Africa. The diverse collection of articles also features commentaries on global poverty and U.S. national security. Complete report.
NOVEMBER 2005--Wilson Center Senior Scholar John Sewell Provides Perspective on Fighting Poverty
"Population distortions - in which populations grow too young, or too fast, or too urbanized - make it difficult for prevailing economic and administrative institutions to maintain stable socialization and labor-force absorption," says author Jack A. Goldstone.
As Latin American nations work to combat poverty and underdevelopment, issues of environmental importance—from demographics to climate change—will come into play. Panelists discuss those trends and challenges.