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Shark Loves the Amazon

On February 14, 2012, the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a film screening of the documentary Shark Loves the Amazon¸ featuring film producer Mark London.

What Would It Take To Help People and the Planet?

The original version of this article first appeared in the “Scientist’s Soapbox” column of Momentum magazine’s special issue on “what would it take” to craft solutions to some of the Earth’s toughest challenges.

Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.

Social Dimensions of REDD+: Current Practices and Challenges


8:30        Registration

9:00        Coffee and Informal Reception

9:30        Welcome to Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program by Paolo Sotero

9:40        Brief Overview of Experts’ Workshop Purpose and Outcomes by Diane Russell, USAID Biodiversity and Social Science Specialist

Introduction of Alexandria Panehal, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade (EGAT),  by Diane Russell

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership

“A lot of people probably don’t think that an organization with a name like ‘World Wildlife Fund’ [WWF] would have a program on population, health, and the environment,” said WWF’s Tom Dillon at the Wilson Center, but actually it is very natural.