Criminal Elements: Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, Organized Crime, and National Security

“The same criminals that are trafficking in drugs, guns, and people, traffic in wildlife,” said Christine Dawson, the director of the Office of Conservation and Water at the U.S. Department of State, at a recent event in the Wilson Center’s “Managing Our Planet” series.

Historians and the Anthropocene

Climate denialism comes in many forms.  While most historians understand that the planet faces severe environmental challenges, few consider its impact on our profession. Professors Julia Adeney Thomas and John McNeill will argue that both Earth history and human history have now entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene, a time in which humankind exerts a dominant influence over basic features of the global environment and consider what that means for the practice of history.

Global Mosquito Alert: NASA DEVELOP Project Partners Handoff

A video explaining the background and scope of the DEVELOP project.

The Fight Against Deforestation in Brazil

Lisa Palmer: Hot, Hungry Planet

Journalist and author Lisa Palmer was a Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program from July 2014 to May 2015. She says her time at the Center was the most influential year of her career. Palmer has written for publications such as Slate MagazineThe Guardian, Yale E360EnsiaScientific AmericanThe New York Times, and the Nature journals among others.