Population Events

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Environmental Health Crises in Southwest China

November 08, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
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Book Discussion: The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

November 03, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
According to Thomas Homer-Dixon, society is more likely to break down when multiple stresses occur simultaneously. Like an earthquake, societal pressures—or "tectonic stresses"—build up beneath the surface and are released by factors that are difficult to anticipate, sometimes with catastrophic results.
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Environmental Stress and Demographic Change: Underlying Conditions and Nepal's Instability

November 01, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bishnu Raj Upreti discusses the ways in which efforts to resolve Nepal's demographic and environmental problems could reduce conflict, alleviate poverty, and provide a pathway to peace.

Foreign Policy Under a Conservative Government

October 30, 2006 // 7:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) co-sponsored CDFAI's 2006 Annual Conference, "Foreign Policy Under a Conservative Government: An Interim Report Card," which looked at the Harper government's record on foreign policy, defense, and development.
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Mechanisms for Health Systems Management: Reflections on the World Bank and USAID Experiences

October 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sallie Craig Huber of Management Sciences for Health and Dr. Benjamin Loevinsohn of the World Bank examine critical relationships between NGOs and governments in health care delivery, and discuss the most efficient ways to accomplish health and stability goals in fragile settings.
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Book Discussion: The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development

October 23, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Gender studies have traditionally focused on women and girls, paying little attention to the attitudes and behaviors of men. But a new book from the World Bank, The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, attempts to bring the gender and development debate full circle.
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Food Security and Its Impact on International Development and HIV Reduction

October 16, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
"Hunger is the greatest public health problem in the world and it underpins—or undermines—a nation's development," says Jordan Dey, director of the U.S. Relations Office at the World Food Programm.

Film Screening and Discussion: The Cardamoms: Have Forest, Have Life

October 11, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A new community outreach film attempts to reverse years of ecological damage in southwest Cambodia by instilling in local communities a sense of stewardship in the land upon which they rely.
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The Lancet's Maternal Survival Series: An Urgent Call to Action

October 05, 2006 // 9:30am12:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The new Maternal Survival Series in the British medical journal The Lancet calls attention to the progress and the challenges of reducing maternal mortality in both the developing and the developed world, and outlines what the authors believe to be the "best bet" strategy for preventing these deaths.
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Health Provision in Fragile Settings: A Stabilizing Force?

September 12, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss discuss best practices for conducting health work in fragile or post-conflict countries, as well as the potential impact of health systems on stability and security in rebuilding states during the fourth meeting in ECSP's Health, Population, and Fragility series.

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