July 20, 2011 // 8:30am — 5:00pm
This symposium celebrates the development of Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. Several contributors discuss lessons for development and security practitioners on the roles of natural resource management in conflict and peacebuilding; lessons on conflict dynamics and power structures in post-conflict situations; and, development challenges in post-conflict natural resource management programs.
July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Tanzania's rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity makes it one of East Africa's environmental gems, but the country is predicted to be the fifth most populous country by 2100, and its rapid population growth threatens to outstrip its ability to provide for its citizens. Two population, health, and environment (PHE) projects currently operating in Tanzania seek to meet people's needs for income and healthcare, while protecting the environment that supports them.
July 18, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Efforts to address climate change through mitigation and adaptation often fail to include analysis of the conflict or peacebuilding potential of such actions.
June 21, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
This panel discussion addresses the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the U.S. government's international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity, as identified in the new Oxfam and CNA report, "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response."
June 10, 2011 // 7:30am — 9:30am
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.
June 08, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"Excellence in climate communication has to do with public engagement – communication that expands the portion of the public that is engaged in this issue and enhances their degree of engagement," said Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, presenting the awards for excellence in climate change communication to Naomi Oreskes and the Alliance for Climate Education.
May 18, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion on the state of the oceans with experts Jane Lubchenco and Enric Sala.
May 18, 2011 // 8:30am — 3:30pm
"Ultimately, whether Yemen is able to achieve its goals for social and economic development, will, to a large extent, depend on its future population growth and size," said Gary Cook, senior health advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in his opening address at an all-day conference on the role of population, health, natural resources, and institutions in Yemen's political crisis.
May 16, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
"The world as a whole is getting more religious," said Professor of Politics at the University of London Eric Kaufmann, speaking at the Wilson Center for the launch of his latest book, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Due to their consistently higher birthrates, religious fundamentalists may reverse the tide of secularism within the next century, he said.
May 11, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Measurements of "human population density and growth can be used to identify changes in the viability of native species, and more directly, in changes in ecological systems or habitat quality," said Richard Cincotta, consultant at the Environmental Change and Security Program and demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, speaking at the book launch of Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity.