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Gender Equity, Health, and Cultural Tensions in the Amazon

Poverty in Latin America has become increasingly “feminized,” said John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project, at the Wilson Center on October 22. As a result, many governments and NGOs are starting to focus on the needs of women, especially indigenous women. 

Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

“When I embarked on this series, I approached it as an environmental reporter: What does a growing number of us and growing consumption mean for our planet?” said Los Angeles Times reporter Ken Weiss at the Wilson Center on October 9.


Emerging Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: Water and Water Policy in Canada

Lars Hallstrom, Associate professor of political studies, University of Alberta, and
Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities.

Charles Iceland, Senior associate, World Resources Institute

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Internships with the Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program is seeking interns to:

  • Write for our award-winning blog, New Security Beat
  • Network with leading experts in the environment, development, and security field
  • Work closely with the friendly, dynamic “Green Team” at the Wilson Center

Assignments may include:

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries


Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

More than one-fifth of the world’s population lives in biodiversity hotspots – “areas that are particularly rich in biodiversity and endemic species,” said John Williams of the University of California, Davis, at the Wilson Center on February 29. And those populations are growing faster than the global average.

Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade.  Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.

The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes


In the far west of the Brazilian Amazon reside some of the last indigenous tribes on Earth untouched by modern society. In 2002, writer and photographer Scott Wallace, on assignment for National Geographic magazine, undertook a three month journey through the Javari Valley Indigenous Land on an expedition to map and protect the territory of the flecheiros, or Arrow People, named for the poison-tipped arrows they use. Wallace turned the chronicles of his adventure into a book while in residence as a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center.