Events

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing

Four essays present perspectives on the ideas behind smart cities from New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing.

The Heat is On: Is Climate Change a Threat to National Security?

The risks associated with climate change, long discussed as distant threats, should be viewed with more urgency and may already be causing problems. That’s the findings of a group of retired high-level military leaders. Their report sounds the alarm bell on planning for the impacts of rising temperatures that are threatening to become a source of conflict and instability.
China map west east electricity transfer project

INTERACTIVE: China’s West-East Electricity Transfer Project

CEF is proud to announce that we are launching our first interactive infographic – a map of China’s West-East Electricity Transfer Project. The map underscores China’s energy and water imbalances and the looming choke point China faces in terms of water, food, and energy security. The map also illustrates how consumer goods made in China’s factories along its eastern coast are powered by coal and hydropower in the country’s western provinces.

Who Owns The Arctic Part 2: Is Sustainable Development Possible?

In part 2 of our series “Who Owns The Arctic?”, Aki Tonami discusses the prospects for protecting the environment and creating sustainable development as more and more countries turn their attention to the North Pole.

• Program Associate, Grants Management - Population, Environmental Change and Security

CLOSES JULY 17, 2013: The Environmental Change and Security Program is in search of a Program Associate, Grants Management. The primary function of this position is to assist the Director of PECS in managing the Program’s financial components to include: budgeting, grant administration, contract negotiations and execution; as well as with fundraising efforts such as project proposal and budget development, donor research/outreach and reporting to funders if/when required. Please see the full job opportunity announcement for a complete list of duties and instructions on how to apply.

Who Owns The Arctic Part 3: Who Makes the Rules?

Are there adequate rules and governing bodies in place to sort out current and anticipated disputes in the Arctic region? That’s the focus of part 3 of our series, “Who Owns The Arctic?” Rob Huebert shares his thoughts on the jurisdictional questions surrounding the earth’s northern pole.

Wilson Center Announces New Program on Global Sustainability & Resilience

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the creation of a new program to study the impact of global changes—such as population growth, resource scarcity, urbanization, migration, and economic development—on people’s lives, from their environment and health to their security and economic wellbeing.

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Jennifer L. Turner // Director, China Environment Forum
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Program Associate, China Environment Forum