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Demography's Dangers

Jan 02, 2009
Governments and militaries are coming to recognize the security risks posed by high population growth rates, which often correlate with poverty, poor governance, and conflict.

New Kids on the Bloc: Chinese State Oil Companies

Jan 02, 2009
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Jill Shankleman says Chinese state oil and mining companies have started to think about social responsibility as integral to long-term success and have begun implementing programs to help local communities affected by oil and mineral exploration.

At the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health

Jan 02, 2009
Overexploiting natural resources can spur instability and conflict. A six-meeting series, "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health," sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and supported by USAID, explored ways to improve environmental management and reduce conflict.

Environmental Security Heats Up as Obama Administration Prepares to Tackle Climate, Energy

Dec 22, 2008
DECEMBER 2008—Latest ECSP Report Covers New Security Issues: Environment, Population, and Health

Wilson Center Director Hamilton Comments on Security Challenges of Demography, Environment

Dec 22, 2008
DECEMBER 2008—Review of National Intelligence Council Report Calls for U.S. Leadership

Environment Can Help Prevent or End Conflict, Says ECSP Director at JHU

Dec 19, 2008
DECEMBER 2008—"Connecting Sustainability and Health" Lecture Series Features Dabelko

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

Dec 03, 2008
Arid yet dependent upon agriculture, Pakistan is experiencing a potentially devastating water crisis. An expert panel assembled by the Wilson Center's Asia Program presented the different facets of the crisis, from scarcity to sanitation to inefficient usage, and examined possible responses.

'New Security Beat' Wins Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting

Nov 18, 2008
NOVEMBER 2008—The Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat, has won a 2008 Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting in the category of "Best Online Commentary." The project—which features analysis, podcasts, and video—joins a roster of winners that includes Reuters, CNN, and the BBC.

Conservation NGO Breaks Down Barriers Between Family Planning, Health, Conservation

Nov 07, 2008
NOVEMBER 2008—Vancouver Conference Features "Poverty, Population Growth, and Consumerism" Theme

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