Events

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Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development

June 04, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Global trends, including climate change, population dynamics, water and energy scarcities, and a shifting economic landscape, are shaping the future of U.S. national security, diplomacy, and development policy. Please join us as we think about how to respond and what will influence international policy in the years to come.
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The Sahel, Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

May 12, 2015 // 9:30am5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.
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Promoting Years of Sustainability: Responding to Megatrends

April 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
2015 is a major test for the international system. The Sustainable Development Goals are expected to be adopted in New York in September and expectations for the UN Climate Summit in Paris are higher than perhaps any other time. “It is a critical year,” said Alan Hecht, director for sustainable development for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “but our challenge is years of sustainable development. How do we take actions today, how do we prepare for the future in such a way that we will achieve a more sustainable outcome?”

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.

A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
The pressure on polluters in China is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading.
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Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In high-income countries, as many as 10 to 15 percent of women experience depression, anxiety, or other non-psychotic mental health challenges during pregnancy or the year after giving birth. In developing countries, the chances rise to 16 percent of pregnant women and 20 percent of post-natal women, according to Jane Fisher, professor of women’s health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
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South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The state of maternal health in South Asia is difficult to assess. Although rates of maternal mortality are declining between 2 and 2.5 percent a year overall, the region’s massive population – one fifth of the world and over 1 billion people in India alone – means it still accounts for one out of three maternal deaths.
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Islands as Champions of Resilience

March 25, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
In contrast to the common narrative of small-island states being among the most vulnerable to climate change, their growing experience in climate-compatible development, disaster prevention, and coordinating information and aid in new ways may be a valuable asset, said panelists at the Wilson Center on March 25.

Global Trends, Local Stories: New Films on India and Ethiopia

March 24, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
On March 24, the DC Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center for the Washington, DC, premieres of two new short documentaries from ECSP, “Broken Landscape” and “Paving the Way.” Filmmaker and ECSP Multimedia Producer Sean Peoples will describe his journey from the eroded gullies of Ethiopia to the rat-hole mines of northeastern India during a panel discussion led by the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza, with observations from Sierra Club's Kim Lovell and World Resources Institute's Ferzina Banaji.

Call the Midwife: A Conversation About the Rising Global Midwifery Movement

March 23, 2015 // 9:00am4:30pm
The world is about to hit a “turning point” in maternal and newborn health, said Laura Laski, chief of the sexual and reproductive health at UNFPA, at the Wilson Center on March 23. “In terms of strengthening the new health system for achieving the MDGS or any other goals, we have to focus on the human resources for health.” In particular, midwives.

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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 & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative
  • 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 // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Associate, China Environment Forum