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Indigenous and Quilombola Land Demarcation in Brazil

Warzone Conservation in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Alex Dehgan

“For people who have been refugees for the last 30 years, protecting Afghan wildlife was a way of protecting your own identity,” said Alex Dehgan, CEO and founder of Conservation X Labs, who recently spoke at the Wilson Center at the launch of his book, The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation.

Encouraging the Next Generation of Innovative Policymakers

Innovative policy solutions often require fresh perspectives. Toward that end, the Brazil Institute is proud to be collaborating with the Colégio Dante Alighieri in São Paulo in support of Colégio Dante’s GEN initiative. Interdisciplinary Project Practice Learning (IPPL) is more than an interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) initiative because it also integrates history, philosophy, and sociology.

Challenges Linger Three Years after Fatal Dam Collapse in Mariana

Samarco’s Renova Foundation will spend $12 billion reais (approximately $3.1 billion dollars) on repairs for the Fundão dam over the next ten years, 40 percent of which will go towards compensatory measures. In 2018, the president of the foundation, Roberto Waack, affirmed that “repairs have to happen, regardless of their value.”

David Balton on Establishing an International Marine Science Organization

During a Q&A session at the Arctic Circle Korea Forum, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries of the U.S. State Department and Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Ambassador David Balton floated the idea of establishing an international marine science organization for the Central Arctic Ocean.

The Water Planet: Managing Earth’s Most Precious Resource

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Lauren Herzer Risi, Project Director for the Environmental Change and Security Program, on the recent conference, Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation. ECSP and nine co-sponsoring programs convened experts from government, the NGO sector, and academia for a comprehensive look at the first year of the U.S. Global Water Strategy and new research and practice on water, peace, and conflict.