Decentralization - Bad; Recentralization - Worse? What Failed Health Care Reforms Tell Us about the Russian State
May 30, 2006 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Alexandra Vacroux, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute
Civil Strife in the Developing World: New Insights on Connections Among Environment, Demography, and Conflict
May 02, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Colin Kahl and Marvin Ott examine how demographic and environmental factors can create turmoil in many countries and regions, and also create threats to national security.
A Private Luncheon Conversation with Dr. Dora Akunyili: Fighting Corruption in Drug Markets and Advancing Women in African Leadership
May 01, 2006 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Dora Nkem Akunyili, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria
April 26, 2006 // 8:30am — 7:30pm
Although many people know the basic story of Chernobyl, for U.S. audiences the details and the human experience of Chernobyl have faded. The Kennan Institute, in cooperation with the University of Alberta and the Harriman Institute, will commemorate the disaster on its twentieth anniversary in an attempt to help to bring the personal side of the story back into the spotlight.
April 14, 2006 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
A Director's Forum with Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Founder, President, and CEO-—Cooper Aerobics Center
April 11, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:30pm
Avian flu's global spread, coupled with its high human fatality rate, has catapulted the virus to the top of the public health agenda. Public-private partnerships have the potential to merge industry expertise, public interest, and financing for the effective delivery of services, drugs, and resources to the people and communities in need.
April 03, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Drawing on literature and interviews with young men in Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, a new World Bank report co-authored by Gary Barker examines the construction of masculinity in sub-Saharan Africa and its links to HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence, including gender-based violence.
March 31, 2006 // 10:00am — 11:00am
with James Reston Jr., author and Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar and commentator Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University and Wilson Center Senior Scholar
March 19, 2006 // 11:00pm
Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor
March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.