Environmental Security Events

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Digging Deeper: Water, Women, and Conflict

August 29, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers explore the dynamics between water access and gender-based vulnerability in conflict-affected areas in an effort to identify what opportunities exist through water-related programming to reduce women’s vulnerability.

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.

Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response

June 21, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This panel discussion addresses the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the U.S. government's international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity, as identified in the new Oxfam and CNA report, "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response."

Red, White, and Green? Environmental Security Threats and Sustainability Opportunities (OFFSITE)

June 10, 2011 // 7:30am9:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.
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Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Institutions

May 18, 2011 // 8:30am3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Ultimately, whether Yemen is able to achieve its goals for social and economic development, will, to a large extent, depend on its future population growth and size," said Gary Cook, senior health advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in his opening address at an all-day conference on the role of population, health, natural resources, and institutions in Yemen's political crisis.
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The Invention of Ecocide

May 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
As the American public began to question the war in Vietnam, a group of scientists deeply concerned about their government's use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called "ecocide." U.S. Deptartment of State Historian David Zierler in his latest book entitled The Invention of Ecocide, traces this movement, from the 1940s, when weed killer was developed in agricultural circles and when theories of counterinsurgency were studied by the military.
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Connections Between Climate and Stability: Lessons from Asia and Africa

May 10, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Janani Vivekananda of International Alert was joined by Jeffrey Stark of the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability and Cynthia Brady of USAID's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, to discuss the complex connections between climate change, conflict, stability, and governance.

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