Filtering by: ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT

Living Proof: Documenting the Human Toll of Climate Change
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Living Proof: Documenting the Human Toll of Climate Change

The Wilson Center is hosting a screening and discussion of two short films from the GroundTruth Project’s Living Proof series—“A Climate for Conflict” and “Breadwinner”— that grapple with the social instability associated with environmental change and the far-reaching impact of women’s empowerment. The filmmaker, Beth Murphy, will discuss the links between climate, conflict, and gender with Marcus King, an academic expert on environmental conflict, and a leading advocate, A. Tianna Scozzaro from the Sierra Club.

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The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict (U.S. Report Launch)
Feb
6
9:30 AM09:30

The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict (U.S. Report Launch)

The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program is hosting the U.S. launch of “The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict,” the report produced by this elite group of retired Admirals and Generals from across the U.S. armed forces. The expert panel will discuss the role that water stress plays in diplomacy, violence, and conflict, and what steps the U.S. government can take to mitigate those threats through diplomacy, strategic investments, and defense.

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Book Launch: "Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine"
Feb
1
3:30 PM15:30

Book Launch: "Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine"

CSIS is hosting a presentation and armchair discussion with Alex de Waal, the author of “Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.” Considered one of the leading experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, de Waal has crafted a comprehensive history of modern famines and the factors that influence their origins, duration, and severity in his latest book. This work is particularly timely with an unprecedented number of countries facing possible famine conditions in 2018—Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
 

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Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities: The Challenge of Too Little Water
Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities: The Challenge of Too Little Water

The “Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities” series, co-hosted the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership, Winrock International, and the Wilson Center, explores how different actors are addressing water risks in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world.

This kick-off event at the Wilson Center will feature a panel of experts who are developing strategies and tools to better anticipate and address water scarcity in the developing world.

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Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development
Sep
6
3:30 PM15:30

Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development

CSIS is hosting an event with U.S. policy makers, technical experts, and thought leaders to discuss how crises in the four famines contexts, such as conflict, fragility, and severe food insecurity, have unfolded and what needs to be considered in the response. Reception to follow.

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Valuing the Application of Earth Observations to Development: Lessons From the USAID and NASA SERVIR program
Jun
28
3:30 PM15:30

Valuing the Application of Earth Observations to Development: Lessons From the USAID and NASA SERVIR program

The SERVIR program (servirglobal.net) is a joint development initiative of USAID and NASA that builds developing countries’ capacity to apply satellite data to decision-making for food security, water resources management, disaster management, land use, ecosystem management, and weather and climate. USAID recently completed an in-depth performance evaluation that explored the use, impact and value of SERVIR’s tools, data and capacity-building efforts for its beneficiary communities.

At this event, Isaac Morrison of Management Systems International will present the results of the new evaluation. USAID experts will discuss how SERVIR is incorporating lessons from the evaluation to improve development impacts. Finally, an expert panel will provide reactions to the findings for the broader community.

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Climate, Conflict, & Refugees: Examining the Impact of Environmental Change on Human Security
Jun
13
1:00 PM13:00

Climate, Conflict, & Refugees: Examining the Impact of Environmental Change on Human Security

The Stimson Center is hosting a discussion analyzing the global risks presented to human security by environmental change, as well as the findings and recommendations from the recently released report — New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility.

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Fragile States: From the Sahel to Lake Chad to Burma Confronting Extremism, Gender and State Capacity to Curb Violent Conflict
Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

Fragile States: From the Sahel to Lake Chad to Burma Confronting Extremism, Gender and State Capacity to Curb Violent Conflict

In this discussion, the panelists will discuss strategies and successes in the drive to turn the tide. The experts will explore structural fragilities in the Sahel; civil society and gender in fragile states; the connection between fragility and violence; and how development, diplomacy and defense officials and their organizations intersect, in case studies from the Lake Chad Region, Burma and Jordan. 

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A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia
May
30
12:00 PM12:00

A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia

Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting a more personal story of Somalia, one told through the people living with a changing climate and the human consequences. New America is co-hosting this special multi-media event with  The GroundTruth Project, and the Stanley Foundation.

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