Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

Worldwatch Institute Event

Michael Renner, Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute
Zoë Chafe, Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute
Anita Sharma, Executive Director, ENOUGH Project (Discussant)

Thursday, June 28, 2007
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Webcast live at

The Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is hosting Michael Renner and Zoë Chafe of the Worldwatch Institute to discuss their new report Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace. Renner and Chafe note that while often seen as separate issues, disaster aid and conflict resolution are intrinsically connected.

Anita Sharma, executive director of the ENOUGH Project, will reflect on the report, drawing on her experiences with tsunami-relief work in Indonesia and her current work in Darfur, Sudan. She will focus on best practices and lessons learned on how to successfully make the transition from relief to development.

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Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 5th Floor Conference Room. A map to the Center is available at

Note: Due to heightened security, entrance to the building will be restricted and photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.