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The Plundered Planet

Jul 15, 2010
According to last week's guest on dialogue, restoring environmental order and eradicating global poverty have become the two defining challenges of our era.

Building a U.S.-China Energy Partnership

Jul 12, 2010
China and the United States are the world's biggest energy consumers, and both seek ways to reduce their carbon emissions to protect the environment. The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum is hosting a series of meetings to explore cleaner coal, renewable energy, and other bilateral energy efforts.

Pakistan's Population Challenge

Jun 23, 2010
This week on dialogue host John Milewski explores the nation's changing demographics and what they may tell us about near and long term prospects for this vital U.S. ally with guests Michael Kugelman, Zeba Sathar, and Mehtab Karim.

Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

Jun 04, 2010
The Asia Program and Environmental Change and Security Program will host a conference on June 9, examining not a when-does-the-bomb-explode scenario, but instead one of what-if-any-steps-can-be-taken-to-put-the-bomb-out.

Urbanization, Climate Change, and Indigenous Populations: Finding USAID's Comparative Advantage

May 28, 2010
"Part of the outflow of migrants from rural areas of many Latin American countries has settled in remote rural areas, pushing the agricultural frontier further into the forest," writes David López-Carr in a recent article in Population & Environment, "The population, agriculture, and environment nexus in Latin America." In a May 4 presentation at the LAC Economic Growth and Environment Strategic Planning Workshop in Panama City, Panama, he discussed how to integrate family planning and environmental services in rural Latin America.

An Update From U.S. Central Command

Apr 20, 2010
"It takes a network to confront a network," Gen. David Petraeus said of his strategy as commander of U.S. Central Command. In a conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center on April 13, Petraeus discussed the complexity of issues in the Central Command area and the need to take a holistic approach toward solutions to them.

Modernizing Multilateralism for a World in Transition

Apr 20, 2010
The international community must build and sustain cooperation in a changing multilateral world—a world in which the categories of First and Third World no longer apply, said World Bank President Robert Zoellick. At a Director's Forum at the Wilson Center on April 14, Zoellick said dealing with the wide range of intensifying global challenges requires adapting to an ever-changing global economic environment.

UK Military Shares U.S. Concerns About Climate's Security Threats

Mar 17, 2010
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the United Kingdom's Climate Security Envoy, writes about the similarities between UK and U.S. perspectives on the national security implications of climate change in a piece also published on the Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat.

Green Planet Blues Covers Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics

Feb 23, 2010
The new edition of the book co-edited by University of Maryland Professor Ken Conca and ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko covers key debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, biodiversity, and other environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. It is available now from Westview Press.

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