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Foundation Roundtable: Future Family Planning Strategies

"Family planning is one of the biggest success stories of development cooperation," said Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation, via video at a roundtable discussion on the future of family planning and reproductive health.

Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

"Indonesia's forest loss continues more or less unabated, despite global concern for the resource and forest-dependent people, as well as a wealth of knowledge about the problems and solutions: poor governance, corruption, perverse incentives in the industrial sector," said AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Steve Rhee.

Climate Security Roundtable: U.S. and EU Research and Policy

"There are political and economic vulnerabilities that are in fact more important—or seem more important—to the participants of conflict than the physical vulnerability to climate change," said Clionadh Raleigh at the February 19, 2009, event, "Climate Security Roundtable: U.S.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," said former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at "Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy," a September 23, 2008, forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and the Environmental Change and Security Program.

Strengthening Health Systems To Reach the Poor

"The health sector is part of the reason why there are health inequalities," said Cesar Victora, an emeritus professor of epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas, at "Strengthening Health Systems To Reach the Poor," an Environmental Change and Security Program event co-sponsored with the Global Health Initiative on July 15, 2008.

Decentralization and Democratization of Natural Resource Management

"Most developing countries right now are engaged in some form of democratic decentralization," explained World Resources Institute Senior Associate and former Wilson Center Fellow Jesse Ribot. "I haven't found any that does not claim to also be decentralizing some aspect of natural resource management.

Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

When natural disasters befall conflict-ridden regions, they can reignite pre-existing disputes among the warring parties, as well as trigger new clashes over the distribution of relief and reconstruction resources. However, notes Michael Renner, a senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute, "When disasters occur in conflict zones, they sometimes do have an unexpected silver lining.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirst

The Environmental Change and Security Project and the DC Environmental Film Festival co-hosted the presentation of Thirst on March 15, 2005, at the Wilson Center. Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, the film documents community efforts in Bolivia, India, and the United States to confront government plans to privatize water services.

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