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Can Technology Stop Gender Based Violence?

Feb 07, 2014
Sandeep Bathala, Senior Program Associate for the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses Gender Based Violence and explores ethical questions surrounding the use of new technologies to combat what some describe as a global epidemic.

ECSP and GHI Hiring

Aug 27, 2013
The Environmental Change and Security Program and Global Health Initiative are seeking two Program Assistants.

Roger-Mark De Souza Named Director of Population, Environmental Change, and Security

Apr 22, 2013
Noted population-environment expert Roger-Mark De Souza joins the Wilson Center as Director of Population, Environmental Change, and Security. De Souza will lead programs on reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and the Global Health Initiative.

Best of Both Worlds: Moving On, But Staying With ECSP

Aug 20, 2012
I have a bit of news to share. After 15 years at the Wilson Center, I will be moving back to my home town of Athens, Ohio, this fall to become a professor at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs where I will serve as director of environmental studies and work in their campus-wide Consortium on Energy, Economics, and the Environment.

Wilson Center Announces New Program on Global Sustainability & Resilience

Aug 17, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the creation of a new program to study the impact of global changes—such as population growth, resource scarcity, urbanization, migration, and economic development—on people’s lives, from their environment and health to their security and economic wellbeing.

Sebelius Outlines Domestic, Global Health Challenges at Board Dinner

Feb 02, 2010
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the historic U.S. health reform effort, saying "The costs of doing nothing are extraordinary." She also discussed global health challenges at the first Board of Trustees dinner of 2010.

Point of View: Improving Maternal Health

Feb 01, 2010
In this Point of View editorial, the Global Health Initiative's Calyn Ostrowski says more investment is needed in the developing world to improve health systems that would, in effect, help reduce maternal mortality.

Improving Maternal Health Worldwide

Feb 01, 2010
In developing countries, more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related complications each year, yet most of these deaths can be prevented with improved medical care. The Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative has launched a policy series to discuss, inform, and potentially effect policy on critical issues related to maternal health.

Maternal Mortality: Childbirth Carries Deadly Odds

Oct 12, 2008
October 2008 – The Washington Post highlights growing maternal health trend and the issues of maternal mortality worldwide

Robin Cook's Foreign Body Highlighted in The Economist

Aug 25, 2008
August 2008 – Author and Wilson Center Board of Trustees Member Examines Medical Tourism in Newest Novel

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katrina Braxton // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative