December 17, 2013 // 9:15am — 11:00am
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, for the highly anticipated launch of The Future Can’t Wait.
Gender-Based Violence and Innovative Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations
December 09, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
Can technology help prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV), particularly in low- and middle-income countries?
November 22, 2013 // 1:00pm — 4:30pm
How can communications professionals, policymakers, and academic experts effectively communicate environmental and health issues in a skeptical era?
November 13, 2013 // 8:55am — 11:00am
Farming and livestock production are the mainstay of rural livelihoods in Sudan. Livestock has assumed even greater importance with a fall in oil revenues since the secession of South Sudan and establishment of a new international border. At the same time, pastoralists face unprecedented challenges.
October 30, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Across the world, a disproportionately high pregnancy rate among young girls in rural and impoverished areas has had a profoundly negative effect on their opportunities for education, health, and long-term employment. In the United Nations Population Fund’s latest State of World Population report, the authors analyze not only the root causes of these inequities, but also solutions. Join us at the Wilson Center for the launch of The State of World Population 2013, with Dianne Stewart, director of the Information and External Relations Division of the United Nations Population Fund; Fagbenle Oluwaseun Oyindamola, leadership and advocacy fellow for Women in Africa; Beverly Johnston, senior policy advisor in USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health; Robert Blum, chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Heather Boonstra, senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute.
October 22, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?
October 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In the latter half of last century, Thailand and other East Asian countries successfully capitalized on shifts in their age structures to gain a boost in economic productivity, a phenomenon known as the demographic dividend. Today, despite the hitherto sluggish pace of Africa’s demographic transition, scholars and politicians remain hopeful that similar changes on the continent may lead to faster development in coming decades.
October 10, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
As more women around the world become economically active, are they also empowered? And how will this empowerment change other aspects of their lives, like reproductive health?
Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)
October 02, 2013 // 11:45am — 1:30pm
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
September 30, 2013 // 11:50am — 2:00pm
The use of storytelling, through evocative writing, short films, infographics, and maps, to convey global issues is increasingly popular, yet few organizations are able to invest the time and energy needed to develop emotionally compelling and visually expressive content.