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.
September 15, 2005 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The sixth and final meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series focused on public perception and understanding of sexual health, particularly HIV/AIDS, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.
September 12, 2005 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
Experts launch new Kennan Institute book. Video is available.
September 12, 2005 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
An ECSP conference explores the rhetoric and reality of peace parks. Drawing on future plans and successful projects in southern Africa, Kashmir, and the Korean peninsula, the speakers debated whether peace parks can protect the environment and promote conflict resolution.
Measuring Impact: A Review of Packard Foundation and USAID's First Generation Population-Environment Projects
September 07, 2005 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Packard Foundation hired consultant John Pielemeier to analyze the long-term sustainability and growth of PE/PHE programs. He presents the review's findings.
August 30, 2005 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Sayed Mohammid Amin Fatimie, Afghanistan Minister of Public Health, highlights improvements to Afghanistan's healthcare system that have transpired during the U.S. presence, but adds that more time is needed to repair the problems and rebuild the system into one of transparency and efficacy.
Trends in U.S. Support for Conservation and Development: A Historical Look at USAID's Environment Programs
August 23, 2005 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Catherine Corson, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow, discusses her research on the history of and key influences on the development of USAID's environmental programs.
July 22, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A Director's Forum discussion with MacArthur Fellow and physicist Amory Lovins, about his recently published book, Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security.