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Double Dividends: Population Dynamics & Climate Adaptation

If current projections hold, Africa’s population will more than double in 40 years, putting more people at risk of food, water, health, and economic insecurity as the climate changes, as well as n

Pakistan's Urbanization: Policy Brief Series

Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today).

This new Wilson Center policy brief series seeks to share with a wider audience the proceedings of a recent Wilson Center conference that explored Pakistan’s urbanization challenges. The four policy briefs, which focus on urban housing, transit, development, and poverty, can be found here.

Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

On Friday February 21, Detroit’s leaders filed in bankruptcy court the first official plan for moving the city to solvency. The plan envisions repaying the city’s more than 100,000 creditors, tearing down tens of thousands of blighted buildings, shrinking the city’s physical footprint, encouraging start-up ventures, and investing in improved core city services.

Urbanization and Insecurity: Crowding, Conflict, and Gender

“If there was a perfect slum, Kibera would be it.” The notoriously overcrowded and underserved settlement in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi captivates the public imagination, engendering visions of urban violence, poverty, and hopelessness, said Caroline Wanjiku Kihato of the University of the Witwatersrand at the Wilson Center on February 18.

From Victoria to Chilwa: Integrated Development in Two African Lake Basins

In Lake Victoria and Lake Chilwa basins, interconnected development challenges defy sectoral boundaries, said experts at the Wilson Center on February 10.

The Europa Institute-Wilson Center Scholar Exchange Program

The Wilson Center, in partnership with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich (EIZ), is pleased to announce the launch of a Short-Term Research Fellowship Program geared towards academics in the humanities and social science, who currently reside in Switzerland. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend four months at the Wilson Center conducting independent, advanced research.

Eligibility:

Summer Research Grant Competition

Deadline: Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: March 1, 2014.

Pakistan's Urbanization: Housing for the Low-Income

Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). Tasneem Siddiqui, former chief secretary of the government of Sindh Province, looks at how Pakistan can provide affordable housing to its rapidly growing urban population.

This publication marks the first of four policy briefs on Pakistan’s urbanization. The series seeks to share with a wider audience the proceedings of a recent Wilson Center conference that explored Pakistan’s urbanization challenges. 

Ion Ratiu Democracy Awardee, Angela Kocze, Speaks for VOA's Press Conference USA

Roma rights activist Angela Kocze, 2013 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Ion Ratiu Democracy award, talks with VOA host Carol Castiel about ongoing discrimination and prejudice against the Roma population in Europe on VOA’s Press Conference USA.

You may hear the full interview by clicking here.

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