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Gender-Based Violence and Innovative Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations

December 09, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Worldwide, one in three women suffer beatings, coercion into sex, or other abuse from an intimate partner during her lifetime, according to the UN, while one in five is a victim of rape or attempted rape. But the spread of mobile technology and the internet has great potential to combat gender-based violence at a scale never before seen.
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Talking Science: Environmental and Health Communications in a Skeptical Era

November 22, 2013 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Communicating complex scientific concepts to general audiences is difficult given today’s information overload. Capturing the attention of time-pressed policymakers long enough to explain multifaceted issues like climate change and global health is an even greater challenge.
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New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
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The State of the Oceans 2013: Acidification, Overfishing Major Threats to Ecosystem Health

November 13, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
“The rate of speed of change in the global oceans are greater than [that] of any time in known history,” said Karen Sack of the Pew Charitable Trust, speaking at the Wilson Center on November 13. She was joined by Paul Schopf, professor of oceanography and associate dean for research and computing at George Mason University, and Libby Jewett, director of the Ocean Acidification Programs at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to discuss the latest State of the Ocean Report.
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Risk and Resilience: Sudan’s Livelihoods Challenge

November 13, 2013 // 8:55am11:00am
Sudan’s pastoralists gained infamy during the conflict in Darfur last decade, when outsiders described the violence as a result of competition between climate-stressed, semi-nomadic herders and sedentary farmers. But Sudan’s pastoralists may not be as fragile as previously thought and could even hold the key to survival for similar groups in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Wilson Center on November 13.
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Pakistan's Galloping Urbanization

November 06, 2013 // 9:00am4:00pm
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.

China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

November 05, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
At this meeting, two experts will explore the drivers and impacts of China’s distant fishing fleets and the difficulties in regulating multi-national and multi-species fisheries across large ocean areas.

State of the World Population 2013 Launch: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

October 30, 2013 // 8:30am11:00am
Twenty thousand girls under the age of 18 give birth every day, and 90 percent of these births occur within the context of marriage, according to the UN Population Fund’s latest State of the World Population report. This year’s edition, launched at the Wilson Center on October 30, focuses on adolescent pregnancy and finding ways to better protect this vulnerable group of young women.

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?

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