Events

National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

May 15, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The Wilson Center and CNA Corporation invite you to attend the launch of an update to the seminal 2007 report, 'National Security and the Threat of Climate Change,' from CNA’s Military Advisory Board.

Strengthening the Field: The Role of Demography in Responding to Climate Change

May 14, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A strong call for action has been issued with the newly released 5th IPCC report, which illustrates the high environmental and security risks imposed by climate change. Join us in a discussion with leading researchers to identify the critical questions and gaps in understanding what needs to be addressed, and how a population perspective can contribute to the development of effective adaptation strategies in Africa.
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Aging and Security: What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?

April 17, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Through historical case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, "The Other Population Crisis" explores the motivations, politics, programming, and consequences of national efforts to promote higher birthrates.
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Forests on Film: New Stories from Nepal and the Congo Basin

March 25, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
At the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital on March 25, the Wilson Center premiered ECSP’s latest documentary, Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal. Together with Heart of Iron, a recent film on mining in the Congo Basin, the event took viewers into some of the world’s most remote forests to see how their inhabitants are adapting to rapid changes in the natural resources on which they depend.
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Make It Count: Evaluating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Programming

March 21, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Evaluation is a critical part of any development programming. Rigorous evaluations identify the successes, failures, and gaps in a given project, accumulating lessons learned that hopefully lead to more effective programming.
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Double Dividends: Population Dynamics & Climate Adaptation

March 11, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“Population size is far from immutable,” said Monica Das Gupta at the Wilson Center on March 11, especially if the more than 200 million women who want access to family planning and reproductive health services were provided them. Not only would this boost maternal and child health and be an ethical thing to do, said Kathleen Mogelgaard, a consultant with ECSP, but it could significantly reduce vulnerability to climate change in certain parts of the world.
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Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Development: Lessons for Practitioners (Toolkit Launch)

February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.
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Urbanization and Insecurity: Crowding, Conflict, and Gender

February 18, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“Sexual violence plays a special role as a form of violence and as a form of terror and torture,” said Alison Brysk, a Wilson Center fellow and Mellichamp chair of global governance at the University of California Santa Barbara. Yet the connections between gender-based violence and urbanization – observed in Kenya, India, and countries around the world – are not widely recognized.
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From Victoria to Chilwa: Integrated Development in Two African Lake Basins

February 10, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In Lake Victoria and Lake Chilwa basins, interconnected development challenges defy sectoral boundaries, said experts at the Wilson Center on February 10. According to Deepa Pullanikkatil of Leadership for Environment and Development and Doreen Othero of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission, growing populations, shrinking resource bases, and persistent human health concerns demonstrate the need for integrated development approaches that combine population, health, and environmental (PHE) interventions. “We need different sectors working together to achieve the greater goal,” said Pullanikkatil.
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The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

January 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
How long will an ever-dwindling supply of coal remain the dominant source of global energy, and at what cost? How do growing water scarcity, fluctuating ecosystems, and rising oceanic acidity affect food supplies, economies, and even state stability? And how can journalists make a beat dedicated to existential crises resonate with audiences? A panel of veteran journalists offer their thoughts in a roundtable co-sponsored by the Society for Environmental Journalists.

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