July 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Arctic is not empty; 4 million people make it their home. Rapid societal changes coupled with climate change have had a profound effect on local populations. Too often decisions about life in the Far North are made by people with no knowledge of Arctic culture or needs. Some countries have done a better job in human development than others. What works? What doesn’t?
Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for Policy Makers
July 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
On July 28, we bring to Washington top experts and policymakers from seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, to further broaden the dialogue about climate adaptation and population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean; and to encourage the development of new policy and programmatic tools that help countries of the region meet the financial, organizational, and political challenges that climate change presents.
July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
To act, decisionmakers need ideas--and the will to implement them. Effective policy engagement requires providing decisionmakers with accurate data, compelling stories and concise synthesis of applicable knowledge. The panel will look forward to key issues on the horizon including FP2020, adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global resilience agenda.
Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet
June 26, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Since President Lyndon B. Johnson created the USAID population program in 1965, it has evolved in tandem with the global discourse on population and demography. “The agency’s family planning program is as relevant today as it ever was, and is necessary,” said Jennifer Adams, deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency of International Development’s Bureau for Global Health. The bureau houses the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, which implements U.S. development and relief efforts to expand access to modern contraceptives, fight HIV/AIDS, reduce unsafe abortions, and protect the health of women and children.
June 24, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
When Valerie Hudson evaluates the strength of a nation, whether food security, wealth, peacefulness, or quality of governance, she finds one important thread that underlies it all. “One of the most important factors in the determination of these things is in fact the situation, and security, and status of women,” said Hudson at the Wilson Center on June 24.
June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the security and stability risks posed by climate change and offers concrete policy options for addressing them.
Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development
June 04, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?
May 20, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On May 20, the Brazil Institute welcomes the "Mist of the Earth" art exhibit to Washington.
May 12, 2015 // 9:30am — 5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.
April 23, 2015 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Even as society seeks to improve overall energy efficiency, we make individual decisions every day that have a wasteful effect on our energy use, from driving rather than walking short distances to leaving our computers on when not in use. Please join us for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and how this can potentially improve policy choices in government and beyond.