Urban Studies Events

Population, Health, and Urbanization

April 30, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to environment and health dynamics, including unsafe water, unsanitary disposal, and indoor air pollution. Experts discuss links between population, health, and the environment.
Webcast

Health, Cities, and the Post-Conflict Environment

April 24, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Frederick Burkle of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Dan Monk of Colgate University join the Wilson Center's Geoff Dabelko and Blair Ruble for this panel.
Webcast

Asia's Next Challenge: Securing the Region's Water Future

April 22, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The new report by the Asia Society's Leadership Group on Water Security in Asia considers the security dimensions associated with decreased access to a safe, stable supply of water in Asia and provides a forward-looking agenda aimed at averting a water crisis in the region.
Webcast

Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

April 21, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Henrik Urdal of the International Peace Research Institute and Steve Rhee, an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2007-2009), discuss the effects of environmental degradation on conflict.
Webcast

Day II - Immigration: Social and Cultural Capital

April 17, 2009 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
(This event will take place in Barcelona)Marc Hatzfield sociologist and lecturer, École d'Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Andrei Korobkov Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University; Loren Landau Research Coordinator, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Blair Ruble Director, Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, WWICS
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Immigration: Social and Cultural Capital

April 16, 2009 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
(This event took place in Barcelona)Kate Brick Master's candidate, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Lamin Cham Immigration Specialist; Marc Hatzfield sociologist and lecturer, École d'Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Andrei Korobkov Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University; Loren Landau Research Coordinator, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Josep Ramoneda Director, Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona; Gaspar Rivera-Salgado Director of Projects, Institute for Research in Labour and Employment, University of California at Los Angeles; Eunice Romero Political Scientist; Blair Ruble Director, Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, WWICS; Andrew Selee Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Mostafà S'haimi community organizer; Pep Subirós writer and philospher; José Walter Tejada member of the Arlington County Board (USA)

Changes in the Structure of Belgrade and Sofia since the End of Socialism: Some Problems and Opportunities

April 15, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sonia Hirt, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg
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Tensions, Territory and Terror: Understanding Violence against Foreigners in South Africa

February 19, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Loren Landau director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Steven McDonald Consulting Program Manager, Africa Program, Consulting Program Director,Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Witney Schneidman President, Schneidman & Associates International, Washington, DC
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Climate Prosperity: Democratic Capitalism with a Twist

February 04, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Shari Garmise vice president for knowledge management and development, International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC; Stephanie McClellan policy director, Office of the Governor, State of Delaware; Graham Richard principal, Graham Richard Associates, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Phillip Singerman senior vice president, B&D Consulting, Washington, DC; Marc Weiss chairman & CEO, Global Urban Development and chairman, Climate Prosperity Project
Webcast

Socio-Ecological Systems and Urban Environmental Transitions: Comparison between experiences of the Asia Pacific and the developed world

January 15, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Peter J. Marcotullio Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York; Senior Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University; Robert McDonald Vanguard Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

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