5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Postponed: Improving Health and the Environment Through Integrated System Approaches

March 06, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
This event is postponed due to inclement weather. Today’s health and environment issues are complex and interconnected. By embracing holistic viewpoints and finding commonalities in problem-solving, organizations like Health in Harmony (HIH) and Pathfinder’s SCIP (Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming) have successfully and sustainably tackled seemingly un-related health and environment issues in Indonesia and Mozambique. This panel will highlight examples of integrated system approaches in both programs and will share best practices for combining development projects in health and non-health technical areas.

Transforming China's Cities

March 05, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
China is witnessing the largest migration in human history: More than 300 million people will move to China’s cities in the next 20 years. Fortunately, China’s national government and an increasing number of local leaders recognize the imprudence of this development pattern and seek a low-carbon development approach. The work of the China Sustainable Energy Program of the Energy Foundation is aimed at promoting sustainable urban development that focuses on people and encourages compact, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development, as well as green transportation systems.

Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities (New Delhi, Boston, Washington, DC)

April 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council’s reproductive health program. It is a key battleground for maternal health advocates. But maternal health is sometimes eclipsed by other major health and development issues on the sub-continent. For example, nearly five times as many people suffer from HIV/AIDS and more than 400 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.

Why is Women's Leadership Critical? Addressing and Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

March 07, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Speakers will discuss the global imperative of addressing the issue of violence against women and girls, highlighting the important theme of the Fifty-Seventh UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Shale Gas Revolution in China: Game Changer for Coal?

March 15, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
According to China’s 12th Fifth-Year Plan, the Chinese government is prioritizing more gas in the energy mix, using it as a “bridging” fuel between coal and a cleaner energy future. Although a shale and natural gas revolution is unlikely, at least in the short-term, these forms of energy offer promise of a more low-carbon development path for China.

Mycotoxins: Triple Threat to African Development

February 14, 2013 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
Mycotoxins are increasingly recognized as a major threat to economic, social and human progress, especially in the developing world.

Meeting the North American Energy Infrastructure Challenge

March 07, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Our distinguished panel discussed the various methods for energy transportation, the regulatory and legal issues involved in building energy infrastructure, and the environmental and safety risks associated with these projects.
Premier Selinger

Power Partnerships: How Canada-U.S. Hydroelectric Partnerships Reinforce America’s Clean Energy Economy

February 25, 2013 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
As energy policy conversations move forward in 2013, “all of the above” options must be considered in developing new and renewable sources of energy. Our distinguished panel of experts discussed the growing cooperative relationship between U.S. utilities and the Canadian hydroelectric industry, and how they complement each other.

The Other Side of India: A Rights Record Overlooked

March 04, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
Human Rights Watch's South Asia director discusses the human rights record of the world's largest democracy.

Political Transition in Venezuela: Next Steps and the Implications for U.S. Policy

February 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A discussion of the evolving political situation in Venezuela in light of President Hugo Chávez's prolonged absence from the country.

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