Global Health Events

Thirty Years of Collaboration between USAID and the Ministry of Health of Morocco

January 19, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Dr. Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, the Moroccan minister of health, marks the "graduation" of Morocco from USAID assistance, due to the country's improving health indicators.

Life in Balance: Partnering to Improve Reproductive Health, the Environment, and Livelihood Security

December 18, 2003 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Integrating population, development, and environmental activities can improve a community's reproductive health and livelihood security, according to an innovative coalition working in the Philippines

The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War

December 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Do trends in human population affect a country's chances of civil war? According to a new report from Population Action International, countries with a high number of young adults were more likely to suffer a civil conflict during the 1990s.

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge

December 11, 2003 // 9:00am10:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Randall L. Tobias emphasizes the importance of prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction in this Director's Forum -- also his first major speaking engagement open to the public.

Sparing Nature:The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Biodiversity

October 31, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since prehistoric times, human population growth has led to the extinction of other species. Using insights from paleoanthropology, Professor Jeffrey McKee examines the impact of a population boom on biodiversity conservation.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

September 11, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
An address by U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who has just returned to the United States following four years as Ambassador to Kenya. One of the Foreign Service’s most distinguished Africanists, Ambassador Carson has played a major role in assisting Kenya through a remarkably successful political transition. His address will focus on this transition – its meaning for Kenya and for Africa, and for American policy. Prior to his most recent Kenyan assignment, Ambassador Carson served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa. He has also served as Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador to Uganda, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. In the aftermath of the Cold War, Ambassador Carson re-established an American diplomatic mission in Mozambique. In the 1980’s, on leave from the Foreign Service, he served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

A Celebration of the Life of Carlos Soza

July 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

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