About the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GSRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. more

The Latest from the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

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Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities

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July 14, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This event will feature a panel presentation of the newest data and best practices from those who work most closely with maternal morbidities like obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse. more

Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China

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July 06, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Join CEF for a meeting with Chinese NGOs that are at the forefront of the fight against environmental degradation and poverty in Western China more
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Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet

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June 26, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Join us, the current director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and five former directors to discuss USAID’s history in family planning and future directions, including how the program fits into the Obama administration’s goal to end preventable child and maternal deaths and contributes to the global Family Planning 2020 movement. more
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The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy (Book Launch)

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June 24, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Join us in a discussion with authors Valerie Hudson and Patricia Leidl and discussants Rosa Brooks (Georgetown University Law Center) and Kathleen Kuehnast (U.S. Institute of Peace). Daniela Ligiero, former senior gender advisor at the U.S. Department of State and current vice president of girls and women strategy at the United Nations Foundation, will lead the discussion. more

De Souza Discusses Demographic Resilience in Latest SAIS Review of International Affairs

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Jun 02, 2015
In the latest edition of the Review of International Affairs, Roger-Mark De Souza examines the ways in which demographic trends influence security considerations, highlighting some key considerations in light of the reality of climate change and drawing policy implications for the security, humanitarian, and development communities. De Souza suggests that when countries find ways to harness population dynamics they enhance their “demographic resilience” and find ways to plan for the shocks and stresses associated with climate change that may increase their conflict potential. more

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Jennifer L. Turner // Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Associate, China Environment Forum