December 12, 2013 // 9:30am — 10:15am
In 2008 and 2010, the price of many basic food stuffs soared, sparking a series of riots and food crises around the world. People in the poorest countries – those living with the smallest margins – were most affected, while the economies of developed nations were able to absorb the price changes. According to Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Index, how climate change will impact different countries depends not only on their vulnerability to its physical changes, but also their ability to absorb these impacts.
Gender-Based Violence and Innovative Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations
December 09, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
Worldwide, one in three women suffer beatings, coercion into sex, or other abuse from an intimate partner during her lifetime, according to the UN, while one in five is a victim of rape or attempted rape. But the spread of mobile technology and the internet has great potential to combat gender-based violence at a scale never before seen.
November 22, 2013 // 1:00pm — 4:30pm
Communicating complex scientific concepts to general audiences is difficult given today’s information overload. Capturing the attention of time-pressed policymakers long enough to explain multifaceted issues like climate change and global health is an even greater challenge.
November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
November 13, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“The rate of speed of change in the global oceans are greater than [that] of any time in known history,” said Karen Sack of the Pew Charitable Trust, speaking at the Wilson Center on November 13. She was joined by Paul Schopf, professor of oceanography and associate dean for research and computing at George Mason University, and Libby Jewett, director of the Ocean Acidification Programs at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to discuss the latest State of the Ocean Report.
November 13, 2013 // 8:55am — 11:00am
Sudan’s pastoralists gained infamy during the conflict in Darfur last decade, when outsiders described the violence as a result of competition between climate-stressed, semi-nomadic herders and sedentary farmers. But Sudan’s pastoralists may not be as fragile as previously thought and could even hold the key to survival for similar groups in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Wilson Center on November 13.
November 06, 2013 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.
November 05, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
At this meeting, two experts will explore the drivers and impacts of China’s distant fishing fleets and the difficulties in regulating multi-national and multi-species fisheries across large ocean areas.
October 30, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Twenty thousand girls under the age of 18 give birth every day, and 90 percent of these births occur within the context of marriage, according to the UN Population Fund’s latest State of the World Population report. This year’s edition, launched at the Wilson Center on October 30, focuses on adolescent pregnancy and finding ways to better protect this vulnerable group of young women.
October 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.