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Reducing Urban Poverty: A Policy Workshop

November 01, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Recognizing a need to develop and strengthen urban-focused practitioner and policy-making ties with academia, and disseminate evidence-based development programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance teamed up to co-sponsor the second annual academic paper competition for graduate students studying urban issues.
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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.
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Perfect Storm? Population Pressures, Natural Resource Constraints, and Climate Change in Bangladesh

September 19, 2011 // 1:30pm5:30pm
Few nations are more at risk from climate change’s destructive effects than Bangladesh.
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Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
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Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.
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Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design

May 18, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Greg Castillo, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley will discuss his latest book, an in-depth history of how domestic goods and environments were exploited on both sides of the Iron Curtain to promote either capitalism or socialism.
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Participatory Governance and Decentralization: A Comparative Study in Programs and Outcomes

May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.
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Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.

Responding to Disasters: Myths, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle

The U.S. Government's Response to Disasters: Myth, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Whether the result of nature, war, or human error, disasters prompt large-scale responses by governments and NGOs. Millions of dollars are poured into affected regions, and yet death rates continue to rise and whole populations lack adequate shelter, sanitation, or access to health services. The panelists discussed their experience dealing with these challenges and examined the U.S. response to disasters worldwide.

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