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Urbanization, Climate Change, and Indigenous Populations: Finding USAID's Comparative Advantage

May 28, 2010
"Part of the outflow of migrants from rural areas of many Latin American countries has settled in remote rural areas, pushing the agricultural frontier further into the forest," writes David López-Carr in a recent article in Population & Environment, "The population, agriculture, and environment nexus in Latin America." In a May 4 presentation at the LAC Economic Growth and Environment Strategic Planning Workshop in Panama City, Panama, he discussed how to integrate family planning and environmental services in rural Latin America.

An Update From U.S. Central Command

Apr 20, 2010
"It takes a network to confront a network," Gen. David Petraeus said of his strategy as commander of U.S. Central Command. In a conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center on April 13, Petraeus discussed the complexity of issues in the Central Command area and the need to take a holistic approach toward solutions to them.

Modernizing Multilateralism for a World in Transition

Apr 20, 2010
The international community must build and sustain cooperation in a changing multilateral world—a world in which the categories of First and Third World no longer apply, said World Bank President Robert Zoellick. At a Director's Forum at the Wilson Center on April 14, Zoellick said dealing with the wide range of intensifying global challenges requires adapting to an ever-changing global economic environment.

UK Military Shares U.S. Concerns About Climate's Security Threats

Mar 17, 2010
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the United Kingdom's Climate Security Envoy, writes about the similarities between UK and U.S. perspectives on the national security implications of climate change in a piece also published on the Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat.

Green Planet Blues Covers Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics

Feb 23, 2010
The new edition of the book co-edited by University of Maryland Professor Ken Conca and ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko covers key debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, biodiversity, and other environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. It is available now from Westview Press.

Sebelius Outlines Domestic, Global Health Challenges at Board Dinner

Feb 02, 2010
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the historic U.S. health reform effort, saying "The costs of doing nothing are extraordinary." She also discussed global health challenges at the first Board of Trustees dinner of 2010.

ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Discusses Water Security on the Diane Rehm Show

Feb 02, 2010
"Water is quickly replacing oil as our most valuable natural resource," said Diane Rehm leading into the show. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko joined Julia Bucknall of the World Bank and author and journalist Steve Solomon to discuss water scarcity, public health, national security, and the global economy.

War and Warming

Jan 04, 2010
Using recent publications written by ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko, the Autumn 2009 Wilson Quarterly explores the growing links between climate change and security; and the pitfalls of "hyperbole and exaggeration" that may follow.

New Toolkit for Population, Health, and Environment Resources Now Online

Dec 29, 2009
DECEMBER 2009--ECSP is participating the PHE Toolkit, the latest initiative of USAID's BALANCED Project

Weathering Climate Change

Oct 19, 2009
Climate change poses fundamental economic, agricultural, political and security challenges to the United States, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. The clock is running, and the world needs to act on what is perhaps the most complex item to ever appear on the international agenda.

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