Events

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Earth Day: Discussing the World's Megatrends and the Responses They Need

April 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A number of major long term trends (megatrends) will have significant impacts on society. This seminar will look at three major trends and discuss how government, business and civil society can be best prepare and respond to these trends.

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
Perinatal common mental health disorders (PCMDs), like maternal depression, are among the most prevalent health problems in pregnancy. Addressing mental health concerns could play an important role in achieving the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, but remains conspicuous by its absence in large-scale global maternal health programs.
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South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In early February, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative joined Oxfam India , CARE Bangladesh, and epidemiologists, amongst others in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a two-day, regional workshop on maternal health. Please join us on March 31st to continue the discussion about how best to improve results in this complex, critical part of the world.
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Islands as Champions of Resilience

March 25, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Island communities are often reported in policy documents, academic papers, and the media as being “most vulnerable” to climate change and disasters. But how accurate is that assumption? Join three climate change experts for a discussion on reframing island states from victims of climate change to champions of resilience.

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
Speakers from around the world and across the reproductive health community are coming together to discuss the global midwifery movement.
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The UN Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals or One?

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being developed by the world community under the auspices of the UN, provide benchmarks for eradicating poverty, protecting the environment, and empowering people and communities. Join us as speakers from USAID, the World Resources Institute, and George Mason University discuss the current state of the SDGs and the challenges and opportunities for comprehensively pursuing the sustainable development goals.
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Panel Discussion of "Under the Dome"

March 12, 2015 // 2:40pm4:00pm
Under the Dome is a powerful and personal documentary on China’s air pollution by former CCTV reporter Chai Jing. Premiering on China’s Internet on the eve of nationwide political meetings, Under the Dome exceeded 200 million views in under a week and sparked a historic social media discussion. The film was initially lauded by China’s media and new Environmental Minister, but has since been removed from Chinese video sites such as Youku and Tencent.

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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