Human Rights Events

Implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005

April 23, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Signed into law in December 2005, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act calls for the United States and 185 other nations to fulfill their joint commitment to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): to halve the percentage of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015.
Webcast

China Exim Bank in Africa

March 22, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's export credit and guarantee agencies—China Exim Bank in particular—have played an important role in fostering the rapid expansion of Chinese trade and investment in Africa.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Blood of Yingzhou District

March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.
Webcast

Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.

Ethnohistorical Evidence and Aboriginal Claims in Canada and the United States

May 04, 2006 // 8:30am11:30am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Division of United States Studies hosted a roundtable discussion with a distinguished panel of experts on the role of ethnohistory in aboriginal claims in Canada and the United States.
Webcast

Solving the Darfur Crises: EU and International Responses

April 05, 2006 // 10:00am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosts a Director's Forum with Pekka Haavisto, Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan. Ambassador Haavisto discusses the international and European responses to the interrelated crises facing the region.

Human Rights Approaches to Religion: Implications for Euro-Islamic Relations

March 27, 2006 // 9:30am11:00am
Global Europe Program
with Malcom Evans, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, and Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol, School of Law

Water for the Next 100 Years

February 28, 2006 // 12:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Center's tribute to William Ruckelshaus, two-time U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, water experts gathered at the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss the challenge of providing safe water to meet both human and ecosystem needs.

Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case

February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

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