Security and Defense Events

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Measuring the Human Cost of War: Dilemmas and Controversies

January 10, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Frederick Burkle discusses ways in which the health community can better work with political and military actors to implement effective health programs and accurate monitoring mechanisms in fragile environments. The meeting is the sixth in ECSP's Health, Population, and Fragility series.
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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.

Nonproliferation and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

December 08, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
International Security Studies
with Daniel Poneman, Principal, The Scowcroft Group; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls, National Security Council

Environmental Challenges in War-Torn Societies: Sustainability and Human Security in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

November 29, 2006 // 8:00am4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners discuss the role of the environment in post-conflict peace building and the reconstruction of war-torn societies at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University.
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Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.
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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.
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Why the Jihad is So Durable

October 30, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
International Security Studies
with Steven Simon, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
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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.

The Politics of Energy in Latin America

October 23, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.

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