Demography Events

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The World's Cities: Mapping Urban Growth in Developing Countries

August 26, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The United Nations estimates that an additional 3 billion urban dwellers will be added to the world's population by 2050. Experts discuss land-use patterns and demographic research.
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Data in Motion: 25 Years of Demographic and Health Surveys

May 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Statistics should be the intellectual sidewalks of a society, and people should be able to build businesses and operate on the side of them," says Gapminder Foundation Director Hans Rosling.
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Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

April 21, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Henrik Urdal of the International Peace Research Institute and Steve Rhee, an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2007-2009), discuss the effects of environmental degradation on conflict.
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Population, Health, and Environment in Nepal

March 19, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
To protect endangered Bengal tigers in Nepal, WWF seeks to simultaneously protect the ecosystem and support sustainable livelihoods in the Terai Arc Landscape, a biodiverse region that spans the India-Nepal border.
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Book Discussion: The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

January 27, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Demography is as close as social science comes to predicting the future, explains Neil Howe of CSIS, as he presents the geopolitical consequences of demographic trends over the next 50 years.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.

Population, Health, and Environment: Value Added From an Integrated Development Strategy (Location: Barcelona)

October 08, 2008 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists examine the links between people and the places they live, seeking to knock down the traditional barrier between health and conservation organizations.
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Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue
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Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Review of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 Report

July 24, 2008 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP convenes a group of environment, demography, and security experts to review an intermediate draft of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 report. The discussion focuses on Chapter Two, "The Demographics of Discord," and Chapter Three, "Scarcity in the Midst of Plenty?"

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