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A River Runs Again: Reporting on India’s Natural Crisis—and Its Surprising Solutions

In A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, journalist Meera Subramanian travels in search of the ordinary people and micro-enterprises rescuing India's natural world from crisis, from an engineer-turned-farmer bringing organic food to Indian plates, to well-intentioned cook stove designers seeking a smokeless fire. And in Bihar, she visits a bold young woman teaching young adolescents the fundamentals of sexual health and in the process, unleashes their untapped potential.

Colombia's Land Restitution Unit: Advances and Challenges

Colombia’s Victims and Land Restitution Law approved in 2011 aimed to restore land and formalize land titles for the nearly six million people forcibly displaced as a result of Colombia’s internal armed conflict. Nearly four years later, only a small percentage of the millions of hectares of stolen land have been returned to their rightful owners despite extensive efforts by the Colombian government.

Central America - North America Migration Dialogue: Policy Brief Series

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and Latin American Program, CIESAS, and Georgetown University are pleased to invite you to the Central America - North America Migration Dialogue Policy Brief Series. The goal of the Central America - North America Dialogue (CANAMID) is to gather and disseminate rigorous analyses on Central American and Mexican migration at its points of departure, transit and settlement communities in Mexico and the United States. Please join us for the launch of the first set of eight CANAMID policy briefs. 

Finding the Path: Increasing Contraceptive Choice in Africa’s Most Populous Countries

More than 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but are not using a safe and effective family planning method. Join us in a discussion with international reproductive health experts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to discuss efforts to expand access to voluntary contraceptive and family planning services for those who need it most.

Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and America in the Asian Century

Sino-Japanese relations have descended into poisonous acrimony in recent years in battles over history and disputed territory, leaving the United States--still east Asia's major power--a virtual bystander.

Can Japan and China restore relations to build a more productive partnership? And what are the interests of the United States, a longstanding defence ally of Japan and increasingly a strategic rival of China's, in Sino-Japanese ties? Do U.S. strategic interest ultimately benefit from a situation where Asia's two great indigenous powers are at odds?

Visual Storytelling for Environmental Nonprofits

Visual media has the power not only to illuminate problems, but also highlight solutions and inspire action. Join us for an interactive workshop with expert environmental media makers to learn how to create greater impact using visual stories.

Book Event: Prayers for the Stolen, A Discussion of Violence against Women in Mexico

“Beguiling, and even crazily enchanting…Prayers for the Stolen gives us words for what we haven’t had words for before, like something translated from a dream in a secret language.” - New York Times Book Review

A Conversation with The Honorable Bernard Aronson, U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process

On September 23rd, the Colombian peace process took a major step toward a final accord when negotiators from the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached agreement on transitional justice, an issue that had bogged the talks down for over a year. The two sides also announced a six-month deadline for concluding a final agreement; together the steps were hailed by Secretary of State John Kerry as “historic.”

Climate Change Opinions in the United States and Canada

The Canada Institute is thrilled to host a discussion on Canadian and American attitudes toward climate change, featuring findings from the Fall 2015 round of ongoing survey work in both nations. Key themes will include public views on whether climate change is occurring, response to a range of possible policy options across levels of government, and reaction to Pope Francis' recent engagement on the issue. The U.S. side of this work will include an early look at how Americans want their states to respond to the new Clean Power Plan. 


Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk

As more applications based on synthetic biology come to market, are the existing federal regulations adequate to address the risks posed by this emerging technology?