Program News

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

April 15, 2014
The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future.

Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

April 14, 2014
Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

April 11, 2014
After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that the Afghan election would be a very bloody one. Yet, the 7 million people who turned out to vote largely escaped harm. Here's the likely explanation.

Choke Point: India

April 10, 2014
What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.

New Formula for Foreign Aid Provides New Hope for Success

April 10, 2014
Traditionally, U.S. foreign aid has relied heavily on government funded initiatives. But new models built around public-private partnerships are providing hope for better results. A National Conversation discussion focused on this emerging activity and also included a keynote address from USAID Administrator, Rajiv Shah.

India and the Nonproliferation Regime

April 10, 2014
NPIHP is pleased to announce the release of Vinod Kumar's new book, India and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier, published through Cambridge University Press.

In Memoriam: Peter Dexter Bell

April 10, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute, Latin American Program and Urban Sustainability Laboratory are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Peter Dexter Bell.

Internships available NOW with the Africa Program at The Wilson Center!

April 08, 2014
The Wilson Center's Africa Program is looking for summer interns to start immediately! If you have a passion for African development, politics, and U.S./Africa relations,we encourage you to apply today.

New Education Policy in Mexico: Bring in the Parents

April 08, 2014
There is no single stakeholder more vested in a child’s education than his or her own parents. There has never been and there will never be someone to champion children’s futures more so than their own mothers and fathers. This premise is key to understanding the value of institutionalizing the role of parents in the education system in Mexico, and its impact on education policy .

MENA Women's News Brief

April 08, 2014
The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the Middle East and North Africa region on a bi-monthly basis.

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