June 17, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
"One of the common themes of all complex emergencies of the last three decades is that the public health and health systems are the first to be destroyed and the last to be recovered," remarks Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice, and the Migrant Experience
June 04, 2008 // 9:00am — 5:15pm
Pep Subiros, Author and Philosopher, Barcelona, Spain; Loren Landau, Director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; J. Walter Tejada, Chairman, Arlington County Board; Manuel Angel Castillo Garcia, Profesor-Investigador, El Colegio de México; Patricia Landolt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; Cynthia Buckley, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin; Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Davlat Khudonazarov, Senior Research Fellow, Russian Academy of Sciences; Timothy Heleniak, Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Maryland; Yaroslav Pylynskyi, Director, Kennan Kyiv Project, Ukraine; Olga Vendina, Geographer, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Mikhail Alexseev, Associate Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University; Caroline Brettell, Interim Dean of Dedman College and Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University; Michael Jones-Correa, Professor of Government, Cornell University
The Economic Effect of Immigration: Implications for Income and Employment of Low-Skill Labor in the United States
June 03, 2008 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Tamar Jacoby, President, ImmigrationWorks USA; Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
May 16, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Cement production is an energy-intensive process. It is estimated that China's cement—much of which is produced in energy inefficient, highly polluting kilns—consumes roughly six percent of the nation's energy.
May 02, 2008 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Nicolás Quintana, Professor of Architecture; Co-Director, Havana and Its Landscapes, Florida International UniversityJorge Sanguinetty, Ph.D., Economist, President, CEO and Founder, DevTech Systems, Inc.Olga Kaganova, Ph.D., Senior Associate, The Urban Institute
January 31, 2008 // 8:30am — 10:30am
Speakers highlight emerging opportunities for improving China's environmental governance system for energy and climate change policy, and pollution control.
January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.
The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes – Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast
December 05, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the State of Louisiana assembled experts in coastal restoration as well as transportation and levee specialists to develop the first fully integrated plan to save coastal Louisiana. Experts discuss the development of the plan and its implications for the future of the region.
September 24, 2007 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
This is the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty.
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal
September 07, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:30am
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.