November 17, 2005 // 11:15am — 4:00pm
The Wilson Center welcomes the African Studies Association to Washington, DC for their 2005 annual conference, which will focus on Health and Political issues, and will be held from November 17-20.
November 17, 2005 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Brazil Project and Environmental Change and Security Program co-host a conference on the debate over genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Brazil.
November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.
October 21, 2005 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
A Special Briefing by members of the United Nation's Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA). This is a first-ever opportunity to have an informal discussion of findings and proposed recommendations from the CHGA, who will publish their final report next month.
An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion: Invasive Species Challenges and Collaboration Globally and Between the U.S. & China
October 19, 2005 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
One major aspect of globalization has been the mobility of people, products, diseases, and information, as well as (often unwelcome) plant and animal species. At this China Environment Forum meeting, speakers examine the issue of invasive species from the global perspective and how the U.S. and China are working together to address this problem.
October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.
After the Storm: Environment and Population Issues in Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Global Implications for Coastal Development
October 05, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Robert A. Thomas, who holds the Chair of Environmental Communications at the University of Loyola in New Orleans, speaks about the environmental and demographic aspects of post-hurricane reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.
October 05, 2005 // 9:00am — 11:00am
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.
September 21, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.
September 19, 2005 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Nearly four decades have passed since the world last saw an influenza pandemic, many believe we are long overdue for another. Dr. Michael Osterholm and Helen Branswell mark the inauguration of the Global Health Initiative.