March 22, 2006 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
This meditation on life in a rapidly developing new China focuses on the daily transformation of Beijing's urban landscape as one of the world's largest cities prepares for the 2008 Olympics.
March 17, 2006 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
At a screening of the unfinished documentary, The Green Revolution in Cuba, David Suzuki discusses the “true green revolution” that took place in Cuba, as well as the energy efficiency of consuming local food.
Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor
March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.
March 09, 2006 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Dr. Peter Piot and U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) speak at a Wilson Center Director's Forum about the long-term agenda for fighting HIV/AIDS.
March 06, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Ethiopia's runaway population growth and declining natural resources are undermining the country's health systems and development, says Sahlu Haile.
February 28, 2006 // 12:00am — 11:00pm
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Center's tribute to William Ruckelshaus, two-time U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, water experts gathered at the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss the challenge of providing safe water to meet both human and ecosystem needs.
February 14, 2006 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks about the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 1, 2005.
February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.
January 24, 2006 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Experts discuss the limitations of existing research—and the promise held by other methods—to assess the affects of reproductive health on poverty reduction, as described in Margaret Greene and Thomas Merrick's World Bank paper.
December 12, 2005 // 11:00pm
The Wilson Center brings together four public health historians to discuss the "politics of disease" – the social and moral factors that have influenced the U.S. public policy responses to epidemics – as well as to suggest lessons for better preparedness in future epidemics.