Problems without Passports: Achieving Security in an Interconnected World

PRESS ADVISORY



What: Problems without Passports: Achieving Security in an Interconnected World
When: Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Briefing: 3:00-4:30 PM, Cannon Caucus Room 345
Reception to follow 4:30-6:30 PM, Cannon Room 121
Where: Cannon House Building
Corner of Independence Ave. & New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20515
RSVP: Courtney Berner, 202.452.1992 Ext. 540, cberner@worldwatch.org


Problems without Passports:
Achieving Security in an Interconnected World

Built upon the findings of the Worldwatch Institute’s 2005 edition of State of the World: Redefining Global Security, “Problems without Passports” will explore how current acts of terror facing the world and the dangerous reactions they provoke are symptomatic of underlying sources of global insecurity, including poverty, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources. Panelists will address the economic, political, social, and environmental circumstances in which instability thrives, and present solutions and policy options that incorporate a comprehensive understanding of security. Please join us for a discussion on this timely issue and to celebrate the release of State of the World 2005.


Welcome: Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
Will Ferretti, Executive Director, GLOBE USA
Keynote Remarks: Congressman James Leach (R-Iowa)
Panel Discussion: Michael Renner, Worldwatch Institute
Richard Cincotta, Population Action International
Paul Walker, Global Green USA
Hilary French, Worldwatch Institute
Closing Remarks: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon)

Books will be available for all guests, and State of the World 2005 authors will be on hand to discuss their findings.