May 20, 2004 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
With Editors Vijayendra Rao, World Bank and Michael Walton, World Bank
May 19, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ilya Prizel, Professor of Political Science, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh
May 18, 2004 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Ching Kwan Lee, University of Michigan; Ming Xia, College of Staten Island, CUNY; Guobin Yang, University of Hawaii, Manoa; Commentator: Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University
May 18, 2004 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Paul Ehrlich warns that we must confront the serious problems of climate change, land degradation, groundwater overuse, and biodiversity loss, and proposes ways to increase media attention and ethical discourse on these issues, as he launches his latest book at the Wilson Center.
May 17, 2004 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
with Ryan Hendrickson, Eastern Illinois University; David Abramowitz, Democratic Chief Counsel, House International Relations Committee, and Robert Litwak, Woodrow Wilson Center
May 17, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Eric Rudenshiold, Director, Europe & Eurasia, International Foundation for Election Systems, Washington, D.C.; Nathan Van Dusen , Program Associate, Europe & Eurasia, International Foundation for Election Systems, Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2004 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
Ambassador William Green Miller, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
May 13, 2004 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
May 13, 2004 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Latin American Program
During 2003, both the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program published major studies of economic and social conditions in Colombia and the causes and consequences of conflict, including policy recommendations for sustainable and equitable growth and development as well as reform. The World Bank's 900-plus page study, Colombia: The Economic Foundation of Peace, and the United Nations Development Program's human development report, El conflicto: callejón con salida, offer comprehensive diagnoses of the relationship between violence and civil conflict, detailing, among other issues, the human costs of the war, the crisis of the rural sector, and offering recommendations for macroeconomic and social policy reform.