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.
December 12, 2005 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
A conference with Jorge Bermudez, Chief, Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit, Pan American Health Organization; Eduardo J. Gómez, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health; and Maureen Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.
December 07, 2005 // 9:00am — 10:00am
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.
December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
After fading from the agenda over the past fifteen to twenty years, urban health is recapturing the attention of policy makers and international health advocates worldwide. With rapid rates of urbanization, cities are struggling to provide a host of services and infrastructure for old and new populations alike.
December 02, 2005 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Although not as valuable as some resources linked to conflict, such as diamonds and gold, timber's easy access, availability, and demand can make its trade troubling. Experts explore how best to identify and manage forest conflict.
November 30, 2005 // 8:00am — 11:00am
At an event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and Cornell University, public health, animal health, and wildlife management experts emphasize that preventing a pandemic will require a strong international health alliance that addresses animal as well as human health.
November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica's minister of environment and energy, speaks about efforts to resuscitate the forest cover using creative market-based approaches that achieve both conservation and development.
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.