International Development Events

Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation: Scoping Gaps and Opportunities for Research and Policy Agendas

December 02, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A diverse group of international practitioners, policymakers, and researchers gather at the Wilson Center to analyze the gaps and opportunities for research and policy agendas in the growing field of environmental conflict and cooperation.

New Ideas in the Transition from Relief to Development

November 18, 2003 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Samuel Nyambi, United Nations Representative in Ethiopia; Abou Moussa, United Nations Representative in Liberia; Herbert M'Cleod, United Nations Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Simon Nhonga, United Nations Representative in Eritrea

Putting Conservation in Context: Social Science Tools for Conservation Practitioners

November 12, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Founded in 1999, the Community Conservation Coalition (CCC) is a Washington, D.C.-based forum comprised of diverse organizations interested in the human dimension of biodiversity conservation worldwide.

Post-Cancun Assessment by Canada: Trade Policy Challenges for North America -- a roundtable discussion --

October 28, 2003 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Canada's Deputy Minister for International Trade Len Edwards discussed trade policy challenges including the state of WTO negotiations in the post-Cancun environment, ongoing efforts to negotiate a Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the rise of regional trade initiatives.

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.

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

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.

Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process

September 03, 2003 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Presentation on The Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process, with perspectives from the government of Sudan, represented by Ambassador Khidir H. Ahmed; the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army, represented by Steven Wondu; and the International Crisis Group, represented by John Prendergast, who just returned from Khartoum and Nairobi.The Sudan peace process has reached a critical juncture. Both parties and the international community are facing difficult choices, with the threat of a return to war and an escalation of pressure by the U.S. Congress looming in the background. The speakers explored the dynamics of the peace process as well as the regional and international context in which it is situated.The session will be moderated by Dr. Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Book Launch: Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature

September 03, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Authors of the new book Rivers for Life discuss how the disruption of natural river flows by large dams and river diversions is causing a worldwide crisis in river health and the loss of valuable ecosystem services.

Luncheon: Presentations of Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellowship Recipients

August 04, 2003 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
Presentation by the Africa Project’s two current Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellows: J. Tyler Dickovick, Ph.D. candidate at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and D. Grace Davie, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan.

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