Urban Studies Events

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The World's Cities: Mapping Urban Growth in Developing Countries

August 26, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The United Nations estimates that an additional 3 billion urban dwellers will be added to the world's population by 2050. Experts discuss land-use patterns and demographic research.
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Healthy Solutions to Climate Change

June 16, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The growing concentration of atmospheric carbon has punctured Earth's climate equilibrium, pushing the planet toward rapid transitions with serious implications for human and ecological health, says Dr. Paul Epstein.
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Latinos and the Nation's Future

June 02, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Henry Cisneros, Author, Latinos and the Nation's Future, Executive Chairman, CityView; Tamar Jacoby, President & CEO, ImmigrationWorks USA; Antonio Maciel, Director, US Justice Fund, Open Society Institute
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Combating Sex Trafficking by Eliminating the Demand

May 12, 2009 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
On May 12, in the inaugural event for a new collaboration between the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Hunt Alternatives Fund on the demand dynamics of sex trafficking, Ambassador Swanee Hunt moderated a panel discussion, "Combating Sex Trafficking by Eliminating the Demand".
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The Shelter, Land, and Urban Management (SLUM) Assistance Act, 2009

May 06, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Rep. Brad Miller, N.C., 13th District; Rep. David Price, N.C., 4th District; Peter Kimm, Chairman of the Board, International Housing Coalition; Christopher W. Williams, Rep., UN-HABITAT, Washington, D.C.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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