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Sex and World Peace: How the Treatment of Women Affects Development and Security

April 26, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Valerie Hudson and Chad Emmett present their new book in which they argue that the status of women is the single most important predictive factor in determining state stability.
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Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Governance

April 25, 2012 // 8:30am5:30pm
Media coverage and policy debates outside Nigeria rarely go beyond covering the latest crisis. This conference goes beyond the headlines to better understand key challenges and opportunities.
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The Future of South Asian Security: Prospects for a Nontraditional Regional Architecture?

April 11, 2012 // 9:00am12:00pm
“The nontraditional security threats of tomorrow could themselves become sources of future traditional conflict if they’re not effectively addressed today,” said Mahin Karim.

Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics [Monterey, CA]

March 30, 2012 // 8:30am2:00pm
Ten years ago, demography was hardly on the radar screen of policymakers. Today, it’s a part of almost every discussion of America’s long-term fiscal, economic, or foreign policy direction. With the world’s population hitting 7 billion last year, and headed for 10 billion in the next century, it is crucial to assess the impact of global population trends on international security and national politics. Top demographic security experts discuss this important trend at a half day workshop at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Photo Courtesy of United Nations Photo
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Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future

March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Peter H. Liotta, co-author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future," was joined by Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute) and Peter Engelke (Stimson Center) to discuss the geopolitical impacts of poorly managed urbanization.

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries

March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center to highlight the work of International Peace Park Expeditions. Join Saleem Ali, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; Todd Walters, Founder, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions and filmmaker Cory Wilson as they discuss Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and transboundary conservation in the Central Albertine Rift Valley.
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Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

February 29, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Biologists have identified 35 areas, called biodiversity hotspots, which are especially rich in endemic species but threatened by human activities. Can addressing population growth in these areas help conserve threatened species and improve community health?
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Women's Health: Key to Climate Adaptation Strategies

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“If we want to have a people-focused understanding of resilience then…reproductive health, women’s ability to choose, and the number and spacing and occurrence of birth is, I think, at the very center of that,” said David Schensul of the UNFPA.
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Reaching Out at Rio: Population Growth, Family Planning, and Environmentalists

February 22, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The results of a recent survey show “environmentalists are ready to talk about population, they’re ready to listen – it’s not toxic,” said Nancy Belden.
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Addressing Social Constructs to Improve Adolescent Health

February 02, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“There are 750 million adolescent girls in the world today, and this is by far one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable demographics,” said Denise Dunning of the Public Health Institute.

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