Programs

Innovative Training of Birth Attendants

September 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Early screenings for risks of complication and skilled attendants at birth are among the most critical interventions for saving the lives of women and newborns. Yet many poor women, living in mostly rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, go without.

Three Great Ideas that Weren't on the UNGA Agenda

September 29, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With the Millennium Development Goals coming to a close and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under consideration, the international community has a unique opportunity to define the next priorities for global development. Coming on the heels of this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, a panel of three development experts will discuss key issues that are underrepresented – or missing altogether – on the SDG agenda: climate change, peace and governance, and reproductive health.

What’s Youth Got to Do With It? Investing in Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

September 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Young people 10 to 24 years old make up nearly one-quarter of the world’s population, the largest population of youth in history. They are a generation characterized by opportunity, technology, and innovation with the potential and passion to create enormous social change through unprecedented participation, connection, and leadership.

The Ukraine Crisis: the View from Odessa

September 22, 2014 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Odessa has seen some of the worst violence and clashes outside of the war-torn eastern provinces of Ukraine but has received relatively little coverage. Join us for a discussion of Odessa's perspective on the ongoing crisis with Volodymyr Dubovyk, Director, Center for International Studies, I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa.
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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

September 18, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Six expert panelists weigh in on the difficult situation facing Central American youth and offer possible solutions for improving their opportunities for education and employment.

China’s Quest for Safe + Secure Food: Boon for U.S. Business?

September 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute) will talk about rapid shifts in food production and consumption in China that are threatening the country’s food security and changing global food markets. Amy Celico (Albright Stonebridge Group) will discuss how the gaps in oversight of food producers and growing water and soil contamination are opening up new opportunities for U.S.-China business and policy collaboration.

Brazil 2014 Elections: Meet the Campaign Managers

September 26, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Brazil-US Business Council, in co-sponsorship with the Brazil Institute, Citi, and DeVry, will be hosting an event with Mauricio Rands, Campaign Coordinator for Marina Silva of the Socialist Party (PSB) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration and networking breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m.

What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program

September 18, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Please join us on September 18 as we celebrate 20 years of exploring the intersection of environmental security, population dynamics, and resilience. Andrew Revkin, columnist for The New York Times, will moderate a panel featuring three current and former ECSP directors alongside three renowned experts from the environment, security, and population and reproductive health sectors.

Pakistan’s Biggest Challenge: Turning Around a Broken Education System

October 08, 2014 // 8:30am — 4:00pm
Over a third of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 15, yet it has the world’s second-highest number of children out of school. Pakistan’s youth could be the nation’s greatest asset—or its biggest liability.

Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention?

September 18, 2014
"As the world focuses on the atrocities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a far more brutal scenario has been unfolding some 2,500 miles directly south of Damascus," writes Steve McDonald.

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