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Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Oct 01, 2014
Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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President-Elect Obama Off to a Good Start, Panelists Agree

Nov 18, 2008
At a Congress Project seminar, a panel of former White House aides, a journalist, and a congressional scholar agreed that Barack Obama's actions during the White House transition will help ensure him legislative success with Congress.

'New Security Beat' Wins Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting

Nov 18, 2008
NOVEMBER 2008—The Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat, has won a 2008 Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting in the category of "Best Online Commentary." The project—which features analysis, podcasts, and video—joins a roster of winners that includes Reuters, CNN, and the BBC.

CEF's Director and Climate Change Meeting Featured on CleanSkies.tv

Nov 17, 2008
NOVEMBER 2008 - Dr. Jennifer Turner reviews China's potential for post-2012 climate regime

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

Nov 13, 2008
New Book Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press Reveals the Historically Ingrained Prevalence of Political Corruption in Peru

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.