Wilson Center News

MENA Women's News Brief

Jun 30, 2015
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-weekly basis.

Latest News from the Wilson Center

Ripples of the Arab Spring: Revolt and the Role of Women

Jul 07, 2011
Pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East since December 2010. The Wilson Center's Middle East Program continues to hold meetings to explore effects in different countries and among different groups, including women. Events included a June event in which three female panelists participated in the Wilson Center session from Egypt, via Skype.

Skirmish in Persian Gulf Caught on Tape

Jul 06, 2011
Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler released a video on The Daily Beast of a British ship in the Persian Gulf firing warning shots on what was possibly an Iranian vessel heading straight towards it. The incident raises questions about the possibility of an unintended flare up in tensions that could arise through confusion about engagement.

A Premature Spring

Jul 05, 2011
By Roberto Toscano, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars *a shorter version of this piece appeared in the July 2011 issue of the Wilson Center's Centerpoint*

Gender and Islam in Africa: New Book from Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran

Jul 05, 2011
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran is the editor of a new book Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

The Iran Primer Blog: Contributions from Current and Former Wilson Center Experts

Jul 05, 2011
Below are pieces from current and former Wilson Center experts available on the Iran Primer blog website at http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.