Governance Events

Brazil's HIV/AIDS Program as a Model: Strategies for Combating Other Epidemics

December 12, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
A conference with Jorge Bermudez, Chief, Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit, Pan American Health Organization; Eduardo J. Gómez, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; and Maureen Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

Electoral Reform in the United States: Lessons from the Canadian Experience

December 12, 2005 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute held a roundtable discussion on the Canadian experience with electoral reform and the implications, if any, for the ongoing debate in the United States regarding changes to voter registration practices, the electoral franchise, electoral districting, electoral administration, and campaign financing.
Webcast

Mobilizing to Fight an Avian Flu Pandemic

December 07, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.

Urbanization and Health in Developing World Cities

December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
After fading from the agenda over the past fifteen to twenty years, urban health is recapturing the attention of policy makers and international health advocates worldwide. With rapid rates of urbanization, cities are struggling to provide a host of services and infrastructure for old and new populations alike.

Building Partnerships to Reduce Forest Conflict

December 02, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Although not as valuable as some resources linked to conflict, such as diamonds and gold, timber's easy access, availability, and demand can make its trade troubling. Experts explore how best to identify and manage forest conflict.
Webcast

Critical Dialogues on Avian Influenza

November 30, 2005 // 8:00am11:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
At an event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and Cornell University, public health, animal health, and wildlife management experts emphasize that preventing a pandemic will require a strong international health alliance that addresses animal as well as human health.
Webcast

Conservation and Development: Lessons from Costa Rica

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica's minister of environment and energy, speaks about efforts to resuscitate the forest cover using creative market-based approaches that achieve both conservation and development.

African Studies Association Annual Conference

November 17, 2005 // 11:15am4:00pm
Africa Program
The Wilson Center welcomes the African Studies Association to Washington, DC for their 2005 annual conference, which will focus on Health and Political issues, and will be held from November 17-20.

Brazil at a Crossroads: Repercussions of Embracing Genetically Modified Agriculture

November 17, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.

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