The State of the Oceans 2013: Acidification, Overfishing Major Threats to Ecosystem Health

“The rate of speed of change in the global oceans are greater than [that] of any time in known history,” said Karen Sack of the Pew Charitable Trust, speaking at the Wilson Center on November 13.

FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina


*A summary of reports on FAPESP Week North Carolina 2013 can be found in the document section

For complete coverage and additional information, check out the FAPESP Week 2013 website


November 11, 2013 at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Location: University City Campus, Harris Alumni Center

09:00-09:30 Greetings and Opening Remarks

China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

Cosponsored by China Environment Forum, Environmental Change and Security Program and Africa Program.

Making the Millennium Development Goals Sustainable

Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock.

Rock, Metal & Electronic

The discovery of gold in Sacramento Valley in 1848 drove three hundred thousand people to California, digging the ground and panning the rivers, chasing the dream of wealth in the Wild West. One and a half centuries later, China launched its own “Go West” movement with the Great Western Development Campaign. Over the past 15 years the central government has poured over half a trillion dollars into the west, aimed at raising the region’s economic standards while eyeing what attracted people to California in the mid-1800s: resources and wealth.

New Visions for Citizen Science


The Wilson Center Presents a Roundtable in Open Innovation and Science:

New Visions for Citizen Science


Conference Report: African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation

On May 1, 2013, the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity (Leadership Project) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sought to highlight some of the exciting developments by women and youth in Africa utilizing technology and social innovations to tackle every day issues.