Global Health Events

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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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Public and Private Provision of Health Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 02, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Victor K. Barbiero, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; David Oot, Save the Children, U.S.; Daniel Kaseje, Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa; Jonathon Simon, Boston University School of Public Health; Patrick Osewe, World Bank; and Nancy Pielemeier, Abt Associates
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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.
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Book Discussion: The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development

October 23, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Gender studies have traditionally focused on women and girls, paying little attention to the attitudes and behaviors of men. But a new book from the World Bank, The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, attempts to bring the gender and development debate full circle.

The Politics of Energy in Latin America

October 23, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.
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Food Security and Its Impact on International Development and HIV Reduction

October 16, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
"Hunger is the greatest public health problem in the world and it underpins—or undermines—a nation's development," says Jordan Dey, director of the U.S. Relations Office at the World Food Programm.

Film Screening and Discussion: The Cardamoms: Have Forest, Have Life

October 11, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A new community outreach film attempts to reverse years of ecological damage in southwest Cambodia by instilling in local communities a sense of stewardship in the land upon which they rely.
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The Lancet's Maternal Survival Series: An Urgent Call to Action

October 05, 2006 // 9:30am12:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The new Maternal Survival Series in the British medical journal The Lancet calls attention to the progress and the challenges of reducing maternal mortality in both the developing and the developed world, and outlines what the authors believe to be the "best bet" strategy for preventing these deaths.

The Double Edge of Legal Advocacy in Environmental Public Participation in China: Raising the Stakes and Strengthening Stakeholders

September 25, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Drawing on the feature article they wrote for the China Environment Series 8, Allison Moore, American Bar Association and Adria Warren, Foley and Lardner, LLP, discussed the political and legal dynamics of the development of public participation in the environmental sphere in China

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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