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Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm

As part of the 16th Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) hosted the Washington, DC premiere of Arid Lands on March 14, 2008. ECSP Program Associate Gib Clarke introduced the film, which offers an intriguing look at the impacts of the Hanford nuclear site on the land and people of the Columbia River basin. Home to two-thirds of the United States' high-level nuclear waste—and the source of the plutonium for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki—the Hanford site is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.

As part of last year's festival, ECSP hosted a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories, which spotlighted the struggles of women working in sweatshops in Tijuana, Mexico.

 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Interfaith Community Health Center
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    Experts & Staff

    • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
    • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
    • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • John Thon Majok // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
    • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
    • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
    • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
    • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
    • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar

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