June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 5:00pm
News coverage of Afghanistan has focused almost entirely on the war, leaving much of the country’s population—particularly women and girls—out of the headlines. The news isn’t good: Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world; girls on their way to school risk being assaulted; and youth face persistent low-level violence in cities and the countryside. Bringing together experts from a diversity of disciplines and policy areas, this half-day conference will examine how women and youth have fared during a decade of conflict, and the challenges and opportunities that they face in Afghanistan's uncertain future.
June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
Over the past decade, nearly 58 million girls were married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a truly global problem: In Africa, 42 percent of girls are married before turning 18, but it is also prevalent in parts of Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (in South Asia, for instance, 46 percent of girls are married). Child brides often start childbearing early, leading to complications and producing high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality among girls in developing countries. Married girls are often forced to leave school, negatively affecting their ability to work and provide for their families. The panelists will describe current policies and programs working to support young women and delay marriage whenever possible.
June 13, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The United States is one of the largest energy consumers and biggest contributors of greenhouse gases worldwide. In 2011, the U.S. generated 42 percent of its electricity from coal and only 13 percent through renewables, chiefly hydropower.
June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Increasingly, family planning and HIV programs are seeking to expand their services to include maternal health care. The movement to integrate health services provides an important opportunity to share lessons learned across the different communities on their experiences with rights-based care. Join us for a discussion with experts in rights-based maternity care and its intersection with family planning and HIV.
June 06, 2013 // 9:30am — 11:00am
North America and Europe’s continued reliance on imported oil makes these regions vulnerable to volatile global prices, risky supply lines, and unpredictable foreign governments. At the same time, consumption of oil and other fossil fuels contributes to climate change, which poses growing serious risks to infrastructure, livelihoods, and national security on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us in a discussion of the key findings and recommendations from “The Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security” a policy report jointly written by the CNA and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In remote Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, rare species, virgin rain forests, and rich bio-diversity abound, as do abject poverty and steady destruction of natural habitat. But two women, initially interested in researching threatened species, saw the complex and interconnected relationships between the health of the forest and its inhabitants and developed programs that are successfully and sustainably tackling both health and environment issues.
May 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Monday, May 20th, the new CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, Dr. Naoko Iishii, gave her insight on the role of the GEF in international development.
May 16, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change threatens security, one potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts?
May 15, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday May 15th, the Wilson Center will host a two part seminar on innovative initiatives aimed at the Amazon’s sustainability.
May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.