June 09, 2005 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The new report from the U.S. National Academies' National Research Council and Institute of Medicine shows that despite dramatic progress in certain areas, many young people still lack adequate schooling and good health.
June 08, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton says freedom—combined with private property rights and respect for the rule of law—creates an atmosphere conducive to environmental cooperation and security.
June 08, 2005 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Dr. Angel Foster discusses gender-based violence in Tunisia and Jordan, focusing on community-based efforts in these countries to address honor killings and domestic violence This event is co-sponsored by ECSP, and supported by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health and the Interagency Gender Working Group.
May 31, 2005 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Former Environmental Health Project Director Eckhard Kleinau reports on the program's results. The event also includes the Washington, D.C. premiere of Finding Balance: Forests and Family Planning in Madagascar, a nine-minute documentary film by Population Action International.
May 26, 2005 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
The China Environment Forum and STAGE co-sponsor a seminar on China's national oil companies and energy cooperation in Northeast Asia, featuring researchers from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
May 25, 2005 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Ignored by the government, HIV/AIDS spread silently in China for nearly a decade, until the mid-1990s when news of a major contamination of China's blood supply broke. This scandal and the growing infection rate among sex workers and intravenous drug users has led the government to recognize a major public health crisis.
May 24, 2005 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Almost all of the world's developing countries are decentralizing power, at least half in the natural resource sector. This new World Resource Institute report draws on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to examine the social and ecological effects of these "democratic" decentralizations.
May 17, 2005 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Population Reference Bureau President William P. Butz and three PRB experts mark PRB's 75th anniversary at the Wilson Center.
May 09, 2005 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Royal Cambodian Government has created the 400,000-hectare Central Cardamoms Protected Forest in southwestern Cambodia. As part of the efforts to protect this unique habitat, Conservation International has worked with local communities in the Cardamoms over the last year to increase their participation in land-use planning and natural resource management.
April 26, 2005 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Kaisha Atakhanova, Director, Karaganda Ecological Center, and 2005 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner from Asia, describes how the people of Kazakhstan were able to successfully resist a proposed law that would allow foreign countries to dispose of nuclear waste products in Kazakhstan.