International Development Events

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Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Co-authors of the new Worldwatch report, Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, presented some of their main findings on how natural disasters in conflict zones can foster or hinder peace.
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The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
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The Other Side of the Indian Growth Story: Confronting Agriculture and Rural Development

June 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Experts discuss how and why agriculture and rural development factor into long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in India.

Promoting a Green Voice in China: New Initiatives for Environmental Public Participation

June 20, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Chinese citizens are increasingly taking to the streets to protest existing or potential environmental threats—such as toxic water, smoggy air, and dam building. A delegation of 10 Chinese officials speak regarding public participation.
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The Role of Gender in Population, Health, and Environment Programs

June 19, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts advocate greater integration of gender into reproductive health and sustainable livelihood programs.
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Demographic Shifts and Civil Conflict

June 13, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers discuss their current research on demographic security, and argue for greater inclusion of demographics into the study of other social sciences, particularly in their field of political science.

Teaching Environment, Population, and Security: Workshop for Faculty of Military Education Institutions

May 22, 2007 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Faculty at military education institutions debate military roles in responding to environmental security challenges, assess policy implications of this involvement, and identify topics for further research.
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Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

May 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
This event seeks to identify ways in which youth can serve as important catalysts for positive change and as contributors to sustainable peace through active involvement in the political process, specifically focusing on political party development, governance, citizen participation, and elections.
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National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

May 14, 2007 // 3:00pm5:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate change's anticipated impacts such as sea level rise and forced migration can have multiplier effects, accelerating traditional security threats, conclude 11 retired flag officers in a new report from the CNA Corporation.
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Urban Health in Asia: Growing Needs and Challenges Among the Poorest Populations

May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.

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