Program

Events

Epidemics in the United States: Public Policy Responses and the Lessons to be Learned

December 12, 2005 // 11:00pm
The Wilson Center brings together four public health historians to discuss the "politics of disease" – the social and moral factors that have influenced the U.S. public policy responses to epidemics – as well as to suggest lessons for better preparedness in future epidemics.
Webcast

Mobilizing to Fight an Avian Flu Pandemic

December 07, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.
Webcast

Critical Dialogues on Avian Influenza

November 30, 2005 // 8:00am11:00am
At an event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and Cornell University, public health, animal health, and wildlife management experts emphasize that preventing a pandemic will require a strong international health alliance that addresses animal as well as human health.

Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation

November 04, 2005 // 8:00am11:30am
Speakers included Roberto Suro, Director, PEW Hispanic Center; Jonathan Fox, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Director, Transnational Communities Program at the New Americans Immigration Museum Learning Center; Xóchitl Bada, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame; Monica Lozano, Publisher and CEO, La Opinión; Ann Marie Tallman, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Guadalupe Gómez, Vice-president, Federación de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California (Federation of Zacatecan Clubs of Southern California); Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Jesús García, Executive Director, Little Village Community Development Corporation, Chicago; María Elena Durazo, Executive Vice-President of UNITE HERE International Union, President of UNITE HERE Local 11, Los Angeles; and National Chair of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride 2003; Jesús Martínez-Saldaña, State Representative, Michoacán Congress

After the Storm: Environment and Population Issues in Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Global Implications for Coastal Development

October 05, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Robert A. Thomas, who holds the Chair of Environmental Communications at the University of Loyola in New Orleans, speaks about the environmental and demographic aspects of post-hurricane reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.

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