Today at the Center
June 19, 2013, 6:30pm ET - 7:30pm ET
June 24, 2013, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ETIn a region with more than 1.6 billion people, South Asian nations such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh present both incredible economic opportunity and vast economic challenges. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced the concept of “economic statecraft,” a strategy to channel America’s economic and diplomatic strengths to address these types of challenges. As part of this strategy, public-private partnerships between the U.S. government and private sector investors will play a key role in promoting economic growth and prosperity across the region. How these private companies and governments coordinate their various expertise and resources into a coherent development strategy will contribute to the economic future of the countries of South Asia.
June 25, 2013, 1:00pm ET - 2:00pm ET
This is a pivotal time for conservation and public lands policy in America. While the outdoor industry has grown dramatically over the past decade, research shows that Americans—especially children—are increasingly disconnected from nature. This growing disconnect has physical, psychological, and spiritual costs.
While our population is becoming more urbanized, nearly every American lives within a one-hour drive of public lands or waters. These places that belong to each and every one of us are critically important to meeting modern challenges such as “nature-deficit disorder” and the obesity epidemic.
At this event, newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will discuss these topics and more with Richard Louv, award-winning author of eight books about nature and community.