Events

The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War

December 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
Do trends in human population affect a country's chances of civil war? According to a new report from Population Action International, countries with a high number of young adults were more likely to suffer a civil conflict during the 1990s.

Environmental Equity in China

December 11, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental experts from China, Germany, Japan, and the United States explore the myriad issues associated with environmental equity in China.

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge

December 11, 2003 // 9:00am10:00am
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Randall L. Tobias emphasizes the importance of prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction in this Director's Forum -- also his first major speaking engagement open to the public.

A Roundtable Discussion with SEPA Minister Xie Zhenhua

December 08, 2003 // 11:00pm
Minister Xie Zhenhua leads a frank discussion about China's environmental challenges, and the role of NGOs, industry, and international assistance in addressing China's growing pollution problems and ecological degradation.

Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation: Scoping Gaps and Opportunities for Research and Policy Agendas

December 02, 2003 // 11:00pm
A diverse group of international practitioners, policymakers, and researchers gather at the Wilson Center to analyze the gaps and opportunities for research and policy agendas in the growing field of environmental conflict and cooperation.

Human Rights and Environmental Activism in Russia: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future

December 01, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Ivan Pavlov, Director of the Bellona Environmental Human Rights Center in St. Petersburg and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute, describes the state of the human rights and environmental movements in Russia today.

Putting Conservation in Context: Social Science Tools for Conservation Practitioners

November 12, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Founded in 1999, the Community Conservation Coalition (CCC) is a Washington, D.C.-based forum comprised of diverse organizations interested in the human dimension of biodiversity conservation worldwide.

Sparing Nature:The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Biodiversity

October 31, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Since prehistoric times, human population growth has led to the extinction of other species. Using insights from paleoanthropology, Professor Jeffrey McKee examines the impact of a population boom on biodiversity conservation.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

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