About the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GSRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. more

The Latest from the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

Webcast

Scaling Up or Expanding Out? What Happens When Development Programs Grow

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October 14, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In the field of integrated development, scaling up is often a benchmark of success – but what does scaling up actually look like? For population, health, and environment (PHE) programs, local context matters, and successes from one community may not be immediately replicable in another. In those cases, is it realistic to aim for scaling up? Or is another benchmark needed? Could resilience offer a new framework to help practitioners plan for growing PHE programs? more

Innovative Training of Birth Attendants

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September 30, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Early screenings for risks of complication and skilled attendants at birth are among the most critical interventions for saving the lives of women and newborns. Yet many poor women, living in mostly rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, go without. more

Performance and Power from Kabuki to Go Go

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Sep 29, 2014
The stories of kabuki and Go Go have many similarities. Emerging during periods of profound economic change, these art forms were products of the social vacuum left by conflicts over power. They expressed the frustrations and struggles of social groups that were on the losing end of those skirmishes; and they did so in ways that were unvarnished and potent. Their practitioners meant to offend; and they did. Their challenge of public sex and drug-tinged violence was real. The difficulty, however, is that sex, drug use, and violence were not limited to kabuki and Go Go players alone. Those with power managed to tar these emerging performance genres with the broadest of brushstrokes. Authorities presented themselves as preserving public safety and virtue by insuring that such in-your-face forms of cultural expression were removed from view. more
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What’s Youth Got to Do With It? Investing in Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

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September 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Young people 10 to 24 years old make up nearly one-quarter of the world’s population, the largest population of youth in history. They are a generation characterized by opportunity, technology, and innovation with the potential and passion to create enormous social change through unprecedented participation, connection, and leadership. more

INFOGRAPHIC: Interlinked U.S.-China Food Trade

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Sep 22, 2014
Rising demand for meat and resource constraints are pushing China to look overseas. At the same time, China's food security continues to be haunted by food safety scandals - from melamine-laced milk to adulterated meat. These issues are opening up new opportunities for U.S.-China business. more

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Jennifer L. Turner // Director, China Environment Forum
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Associate, China Environment Forum