The Wilson Center and Elections
Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in Bloomberg News on Santos' position in light of the peace talks and his recent reelection. more
Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and President of the Inter-American Dialogue, Michael Shifter analyze what the key difficulties Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will face in his second term. more
Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in The Miami Herald in regards to Colombia's Santos taking office. more
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in Bloomberg News on Santos' position in light of the peace talks and his recent reelection.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and President of the Inter-American Dialogue, Michael Shifter analyze what the key difficulties Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will face in his second term.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in The Miami Herald in regards to Colombia's Santos taking office.
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by Latinvex about upcoming elections and the overall political outlook in Latin America in 2014.
July 30, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global investigative reporting?
January 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.
April 25, 2013 // 5:00pm — 6:00pm
The much venerated Senate of the mid-twentieth century is now a distant memory. Today senators routinely electioneer on the Senate floor, play games with the legislative process, and question each other’s motives. Sean M. Theriault documents how one group of senators has been at the forefront of the transformation—the “Gingrich Senators,” which he defines as those Republicans who previously served in the House after New Gingrich was first elected. He shows how the Gingrich Senators are more conservative and more likely to engage in partisan warfare than the other Republicans.
The Second Democratic Transition in Mexico: Efforts, obstacles and challenges to Mexico in the quest for a comprehensive, coordinated, consistent form of accountability
During the last decade, Mexico has implemented a comprehensive set of institutional reforms to combat discretion, inefficiency and corruption. After the successful efforts beginning in the last decades to build a new electoral system that allowed a peaceful transition from a single party regime to a pluralist democracy, the public agenda began focusing on challenging the traditional way to exercise authority gained in the polls. This text is a brief summary of the set of changes and challenges Mexico has faced during this period as well as of the vigorous debate on how to build complete, articulate, and coherent accountability in the country.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of 13 new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 33, the newly translated documents reveal the Vietnamese Communist Party's "Talk-Fight" negotiation strategy, first described by First Secretary Le Duan in a 1965 speech and put into action during initial 1968 peace talks.
This report reviews the recent history of US immigration legislation, including new enforcement mandates passed immediately after 9/11 and unsuccessful efforts to pass CIR bills during the 109th and 110th Congresses. This history, together with asymmetries in the political process that favor enforcement-oriented responses, stack the deck against legalization and visa reform. Any possibility of success was further hurt by the timing of the reform debate with respect to the national electoral calendar in 2006-07 and the economic downturn beginning in 2008.
David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, joins us for a look at his book, “Cities without Suburbs.” Blair Ruble joins the discussion. Christopher Wilson discusses the newly released “The State of the Border Report."
This week we present two works in progress from former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholars, Matt Bai and Matthew Dallek.
A panel of experts, including R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of Drug Control Policy at the White House, discusses reforming current policies combating illegal drugs in the United States and Latin America.
Staff Writer, The Christian Science Monitor
Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, ei...
President, Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD)
Jesús Zambrano Grijalva is currently President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, Mexico’s largest leftist party. He has been a federal deputy for his party as well as a social activist.Mr. Zambrano began his political activities as a student leader while attending the University of Sonora....