About the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GSRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. more

The Latest from the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

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Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

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July 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms. more
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Cleaner and Greener Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Sector

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July 30, 2015 // 9:30am11:30am
Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy. more
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Global Trends and Their Implications: Focus on Climate Change

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Jul 22, 2015
The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation convened a panel on the implications of trends that will define the next decade. Urbanization, migration, and climate change are some of the complex realities that are challenging leaders and citizens across the planet. This edition of REWIND recaps the conversation concerning climate change. more

Roger-Mark De Souza Discusses the Value of Resilience

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Jul 21, 2015
From Southeast Asia in the wake of the 2004 tsunami to the southeastern United States after Hurricane Katrina, we find stories of community resilience in the face of adversity. In a recent presentation to USAID’s Adaptation Community at the Wilson Center, Roger-Mark De Souza explained how policies that foster resilience benefit communities, allowing them to “bounce back better.” more
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The Right IDEA: Engaging Decisionmakers on Family Planning in the Post-2015 World

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July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
To act, decisionmakers need ideas--and the will to implement them. Effective policy engagement requires providing decisionmakers with accurate data, compelling stories and concise synthesis of applicable knowledge. The panel will look forward to key issues on the horizon including FP2020, adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global resilience agenda. more

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
  • 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 // Senior 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