Demography

The Rise and Fall of North American Populations: Exploring Migration and Immigration in Canada and the United States

Both Canada and the United States have largely been shaped by immigration. However, we must look more closely at subnational population trends to understand how migration and immigration are changing the political, economic, and transportation futures of our countries. Please join our distinguished panel to discuss Fazley Siddiq’s new paper comparing these population shifts and other related issues. 

Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding in Africa: An Adaptation Partnership Workshop Report

On Thursday, November 1 and Friday November 2, 2012, USAID and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Institute for Security Studies (Africa Program, Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and the Environmental Change and Security Program), and IRG/Engility, convened a select group of experts, practitioners, and policymakers from both the United States and Africa in Washington, DC for a conference focused on the third area of concern – climate change adaptation (CCA) and peacebuilding in Africa.

America's Borders North & South

On this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we present a discussion of America’s borders. We begin with a look northward. Our guest is the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette. We also turn our sights south to the U.S.-Mexico border with Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. 

 

Israel’s New Government: New Faces, Same Policies?

Yoram Peri, Director of the Joseph B. and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, discussed five myths widely held about Israel’s new government.

On April 12, the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a meeting, “Israel’s New Government: New Faces, Same Policies?” with Yoram Peri. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, moderated the event.

Balancing Act on the Mekong: Building Linkages for Sustainable Dam Development

“One of our intentions is to create new dialogues and discourse” around hydropower development in the Mekong Basin, explained Michael Victor, as he described his work with the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. During a March 25, 2013 meeting at the Wilson Center Michael and the other speakers argued that in order to balance the conflicting interests and complex environmental impacts of hydropower development in the Mekong Basin, a paradigm shift towards better governance and more sustainable and equitable energy development is imperative.

Migration and Agricultural Development in Soviet Central Asia (1987)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #218, 1987. PDF 20 pages.

The Nationality Problem and the Soviet Future (1983)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #168, 1983. PDF 44 pages.

Demography and Soviet Society: Social and Cultural Aspects (1981)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #123, 1981. PDF 81 pages.

Environmental Film Festival: PHE in Tanzania & International Peace Parks

Environmental security and international development aren’t typical movie-going fare, but at the 2013 DC Environmental Film Festival, ECSP premiered two short documentaries with unique environmental stories: Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania shows how improving health services and environmental conservation can empower coastal communities in Africa; and Transcending Boundaries:

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