Environmental Peacebuilding Events

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries

March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center to highlight the work of International Peace Park Expeditions. Join Saleem Ali, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; Todd Walters, Founder, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions and filmmaker Cory Wilson as they discuss Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and transboundary conservation in the Central Albertine Rift Valley.

2012 National Council for Science and Environment Conference on Environment and Security [Ronald Reagan Building]

January 18, 2012 // 8:00amJanuary 20, 2012 // 2:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The environment impacts human health in many ways - through air and water quality; providing vectors for infectious diseases; and exposure to toxics used for many purposes, including (ironically) for increasing the safety of food and water. These are just a few. Changing environmental conditions lead to changing health threats. Health threats on a large scale can quickly become security issues as populations begin to move or as nations erect barriers to real or perceived external threats. Large scale health threats can arise from large scale environmental changes, from new pandemics with environmental vectors, or in stressed communities with limited health services.
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New Research on Climate and Conflict Links

December 19, 2011 // 9:00am11:45am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss new and existing research that shows how climate change could potentially contribute to armed conflict or violent social unrest.
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Climate Change, Water, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin

November 17, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
New research on the Niger River Basin finds that the effects of climate change in the region are pervasive and that “latent conflict” between groups – though not physical violence – is common.
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Report Launch: The World’s Water, Vol. 7

October 18, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter Gleick and colleagues find that more and more regions of the world, the United States included, may be reaching the point of “peak water.” To conserve this critical resource without harming the economy or public health, individuals are looking for new techniques in sustainable water management.
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Book Launch: Water: Asia's New Battleground

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Brahma Chellaney, one of India's most prominent strategists, discusses the threat posed by water tensions in Asia.

Collaboration with Taiwan to Address Regional Environmental Challenges

August 11, 2011 // 10:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Come join the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Asia Program for a conversation with Taiwan's Minister of Environmental Protection, Dr. Stephen Shu-Hung Shen, to learn about work the EPA and Taiwan have been doing since 2010 to engage regional partners to advance global capacity in the remediation of contaminated sites, e-waste recycling and management, and reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ports.
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International River Basins: Mapping Institutional Resilience to Climate Change

July 28, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Aaron Wolf, Matt Zentner, and Jim Duncan identify significant gaps in institutional capacity to cope with water variability and map basins at risk for future tensions.
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Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons From U.S. and Japanese Assistance

July 20, 2011 // 8:30am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This symposium celebrates the development of Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. Several contributors discuss lessons for development and security practitioners on the roles of natural resource management in conflict and peacebuilding; lessons on conflict dynamics and power structures in post-conflict situations; and, development challenges in post-conflict natural resource management programs.
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Backdraft: Minimizing Conflict in Climate Change Responses

July 18, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to address climate change through mitigation and adaptation often fail to include analysis of the conflict or peacebuilding potential of such actions.

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