Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime
October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.
October 23, 2009 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
This photography exhibition introduces visitors to the activities of the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment, the environmental program of the Aga Khan Development Network. Prince Hussain Aga Khan's photographs portray the urgent need for environmental stewardship.
October 20, 2009 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sexual violence against minors is a critical global health issue, argue experts, yet ethics and methodology issues make conducting research on this disturbing problem difficult.
October 14, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"Thinking about population and trends in population is a vital reality check for assessing policies you hear about on global warming," says New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin. Nevertheless, the mainstream media has been reluctant to write about population growth in relation to climate change.
October 01, 2009 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Stephanie Hanson of CFR.org, Margaret McElligott of washingtonpost.com, and Andrea Crossan of BBC's "The World" speak about foreign reporting and the International Reporting Project's Gatekeeper trip to Kenya.
September 22, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"Family planning is one of the biggest success stories of development cooperation," says the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation during a roundtable discussion on the future of family planning and reproductive health.
August 26, 2009 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The United Nations estimates that an additional 3 billion urban dwellers will be added to the world's population by 2050. Experts discuss land-use patterns and demographic research.
June 25, 2009 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Author Michelle Goldberg discusses her new book.
June 16, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The growing concentration of atmospheric carbon has punctured Earth's climate equilibrium, pushing the planet toward rapid transitions with serious implications for human and ecological health, says Dr. Paul Epstein.
June 15, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Climate change "could be the straw that breaks the camel's back" for California's precarious water system, says W. Michael Hanemann of the University of California, Berkeley. Jon Barnett discusses some of Australia's policy responses to its increasingly dry, variable climate.