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Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

WASHINGTON— Combating hunger can help prevent conflict, according to a new report from the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, which recommends that food assistance and peacebuilding programs work together to better accomplish their goals.

“Hungry people are unhappy people, as we saw in many of the Arab Spring countries. The politics and food security need to be tackled together – and Harvesting Peace helps explain how.” – Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center.

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.

IN BEIJING: Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)

Co-Sponsored by: Beijing Energy Network


Cutting Edge Cases: Chinese Environmental Lawyers at the Forefront of Legal Reforms

Chinese environmental law is a rapidly changing field as Chinese lawmakers strive to build a more effective governance institutions to address the country’s severe pollution and natural resource degradation. Since 2006, the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law has trained thousands of Chinese lawyers, government officials and educators, giving them the skills and academic infrastructure needed to solve environmental and energy challenges in China through the rule of law.

At the Desert’s Edge’ Gives a Glimpse of China’s Massive Desertification Challenge

Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships

When: Monday, July 15, 2013, 12 PM to 2 PM

Where: Carnegie Endowment for Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC -- Root Room, Second Floor

'Food and Drug and Safety, Public Heath, and the Environment in China': Jennifer Turner Testifies before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

On May 21, 2013 Jennifer testified in front of the Congressional Executive Commission on China’s hearing on “Food and Drug and Safety, Public Heath, and the Environment in China.” Jennifer testified on a variety of topics concerning the Environment in China including: public interest law, NGOs’ role in transparency, citizen protests, and the internet’s role in environmental awareness. Senator Brown of Ohio then questioned Jennifer on these topics.

Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Report Launch)

Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change could threaten national security, another potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts – or create new ones?