Disaster Management Events

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The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes – Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

December 05, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the State of Louisiana assembled experts in coastal restoration as well as transportation and levee specialists to develop the first fully integrated plan to save coastal Louisiana. Experts discuss the development of the plan and its implications for the future of the region.

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Conflict Prevention: A Roundtable Discussion to Identify Policy and Programming Options

November 01, 2007 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts from diverse fields—including conflict prevention, environment, humanitarian relief, development, and the military— discuss potential policy and programming responses to the security implications of climate change.
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Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Co-authors of the new Worldwatch report, Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, presented some of their main findings on how natural disasters in conflict zones can foster or hinder peace.
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Measuring the Human Cost of War: Dilemmas and Controversies

January 10, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Frederick Burkle discusses ways in which the health community can better work with political and military actors to implement effective health programs and accurate monitoring mechanisms in fragile environments. The meeting is the sixth in ECSP's Health, Population, and Fragility series.
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Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
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Book Discussion: The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

November 03, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
According to Thomas Homer-Dixon, society is more likely to break down when multiple stresses occur simultaneously. Like an earthquake, societal pressures—or "tectonic stresses"—build up beneath the surface and are released by factors that are difficult to anticipate, sometimes with catastrophic results.
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Mechanisms for Health Systems Management: Reflections on the World Bank and USAID Experiences

October 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sallie Craig Huber of Management Sciences for Health and Dr. Benjamin Loevinsohn of the World Bank examine critical relationships between NGOs and governments in health care delivery, and discuss the most efficient ways to accomplish health and stability goals in fragile settings.

Americans at Risk: The Growing Threat of Natural Disasters and What We Can Do about It

September 21, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
United States Studies
An astounding seventy-five percent of American residences are still at risk of one or more natural disasters. Experts discuss federal disaster mitigation policy.
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Environmental Vulnerability in Haiti

August 02, 2006 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A Stakeholder Workshop to Discuss Findings and Recommendations with USAID's Technical Assessment Team
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Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

May 18, 2006 // 1:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and ECSP host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.

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