International Development Events

Liberia: An Update on Peacekeeping and Reconstruction

June 17, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A briefing with UN Under-Secretary-General Jacques Paul Klein, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia. Mr. Klein reported on recent developments in Liberia, and discussed the principal challenges faced by the United Nations mission in assisting Liberia's post-war reconstruction.

International Waters Funding Dialogue

June 09, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Funding is a decisive issue for any development project, but international water projects face additional hurdles by working multilaterally in an arena dominated by bilateral funding. A three-day International Waters Funding Dialogue conference is hosted by National University of Costa Rica.

Population, Environment, Poverty, and Politics in the Philippines

June 08, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Congressman Nereus Acosta, of the Philippines' House of Representatives, speaks about his government's response to problems linking population and the environment. Joan Regina L. Castro and Leona Ann D'Agnes of the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCoRM) Initiative give an overview of their program.

Water Conflict and Cooperation: Looking Over the Horizon

June 03, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Attempts to develop a positive, practical policy framework for environmental cooperation and sustainable peace are promising, but have not been widely analyzed or practiced. The Water Conflict and Cooperation Working Group, part of ECSP's Navigating Peace initiative, discusses these issues.

UNEP Post-Conflict Assessments: New Tool in Improving the Environment in Post-Conflict Countries

May 25, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental damage sustained during conflict poses serious health threats to the population and prevents nations from recovering. Pekka Haavisto speaks about the history and role of post-conflict environmental assessments.

Dispersed Relations: Americans, Canadians, and North America's Perforated Border

May 21, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Reginald Stuart discussed his project that proposes a new framework for examining how Canada and the United States and their peoples interrelate, in four broad realms: cultural, social, economic, and political/diplomatic.

Book Launch:The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm5:00pm
China Environment Forum
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.

The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State

May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
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Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.

The International Response to the Rwandan Genocide – a Failure of Humanity

April 22, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Africa Program
At a Director's Forum with General Dallaire, the Canadian Commander of the UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, and author of the recently published Shake Hands with The Devil, Dallaire provided a vivid account of his experience in Rwanda and of the international community's failure to intervene.

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