Population Events

Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics [Monterey, CA]

March 30, 2012 // 8:30am2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ten years ago, demography was hardly on the radar screen of policymakers. Today, it’s a part of almost every discussion of America’s long-term fiscal, economic, or foreign policy direction. With the world’s population hitting 7 billion last year, and headed for 10 billion in the next century, it is crucial to assess the impact of global population trends on international security and national politics. Top demographic security experts discuss this important trend at a half day workshop at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Photo Courtesy of United Nations Photo
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Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future

March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Liotta, co-author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future," was joined by Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute) and Peter Engelke (Stimson Center) to discuss the geopolitical impacts of poorly managed urbanization.
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Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

February 29, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Biologists have identified 35 areas, called biodiversity hotspots, which are especially rich in endemic species but threatened by human activities. Can addressing population growth in these areas help conserve threatened species and improve community health?
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Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

February 28, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Spotlighting failed masculinity, urban desperation, and forceful governance, Marc Sommers tells the dramatic story of young Rwandans who are “stuck,” striving against near-impossible odds to become adults.
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Women's Health: Key to Climate Adaptation Strategies

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“If we want to have a people-focused understanding of resilience then…reproductive health, women’s ability to choose, and the number and spacing and occurrence of birth is, I think, at the very center of that,” said David Schensul of the UNFPA.
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Reaching Out at Rio: Population Growth, Family Planning, and Environmentalists

February 22, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The results of a recent survey show “environmentalists are ready to talk about population, they’re ready to listen – it’s not toxic,” said Nancy Belden.

Shark Loves the Amazon

February 14, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Shark Loves the Amazon Film Screening, February 14, 2012, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, reception to follow

Addressing the Evolving Needs of Haiti’s Women and Children Two Years After the Earthquake

January 30, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
This event will be aimed at highlighting the progress in health for women and children in Haiti since the disaster occurred and communicate how Haitian and U.S. governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society are continuing to work together to build a healthier future for women and children.
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Is a Food Crisis Brewing in the Sahel?

January 25, 2012 // 9:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
While African nations and the donor community struggle to mitigate famine in the Horn of Africa, fears are growing that drought in the Sahel will trigger a similar food crisis in West Africa by the spring of 2012.

Global Media Awards [New York]

January 11, 2012 // 7:00pmJanuary 12, 2012 // 7:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Each year Population Institute honors journalists, filmmakers, radio and television show hosts, and editorial cartoonists from around the world who write about population issues. The awards are designed to promote accurate and broader media coverage of population and development issues. 2011 marks the 32nd year for the Global Media Awards.

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