Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.

Responding to Disasters: Myths, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle

The U.S. Government's Response to Disasters: Myth, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Whether the result of nature, war, or human error, disasters prompt large-scale responses by governments and NGOs. Millions of dollars are poured into affected regions, and yet death rates continue to rise and whole populations lack adequate shelter, sanitation, or access to health services. The panelists discussed their experience dealing with these challenges and examined the U.S. response to disasters worldwide.

Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy

January 28, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Experts will discuss how key regions such as China and Europe as well as issues such as immigration and urban growth affect U.S. trade and finance policy.

Book Launch: Washington's U Street: A Biography

November 02, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Author Blair Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University; Moderator Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex

September 27, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Vednita Carter, Breaking Free; Kristy Childs, Veronica's Voice; Tina Frundt, Courtney's House; Marian Hatcher, Women of Power Alumni Association; Rachel Lloyd, Girls Education & Mentoring Services

How to Help Cities in Hard Times: Advising the Obama Administration

September 02, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
William Barnes, National League of Cities, Raphael W. Bostic, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Amy Liu, Brookings Institution, Ron Loveridge, National League of Cities, Mayor of Riverside, CA., Paul Peterson, Harvard University, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Center for Community and Economic Justice, Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley

Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 22, 2010 // 9:30am12:30pm
Economic development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean are intrinsically connected. Experts discuss trends likely to shape the economy and natural environment in the region for the next 10 years.

Meeting the Health Challenge of Urban Poverty and Slums

July 20, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
The rapid urbanization of the developing world has brought the growth of slums and increases in urban poverty. Two leading experts examined how non-health- specific programs in urban areas such as housing, water and sanitation, infrastructure improvements and micro finance can improve the health conditions in slums.

Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

June 09, 2010 // 9:00am4:30pm
According to UN mid-range projections for Pakistan, the country's population—currently about 185 million—will rise to 335 million by 2050. Experts examine both the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's demographics.


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