Wilson Center News

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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Senior Scholar Analyzes Al Qaeda's Death Wish

Dec 17, 2008
What can we learn from the guilty plea by five Guantánamo detainees to charges from the 9/11 attacks? Walter Reich discusses their request for martyrdom.

Op-ed: What Obama and Lula Can Do (Portuguese)

Dec 17, 2008
In this Op-ed, Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, discusses how a possible conclusion to the Doha Round has been sidelined by the global financial crisis, addresses the subsequent and misguided finger-pointing, and proposes three areas of cooperation for Presidents Lula and Obama: global warming, Africa and Cuba.Read the op-ed in Portuguese

Importance of Synthetic Biology in the 21st Century

Dec 17, 2008
The Synthetic Biology Project is being launched to identify gaps in our knowledge of the potential risks of the field, explore public perceptions towards it, and examine governance options that will both ensure public safety and facilitate innovation.

Wilson Center Awards Pakistan Scholarship

Dec 16, 2008
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan are pleased to announce the 2009-10 competition for the Wilson Center's Pakistan Scholar Program. One Pakistan Scholar, either from Pakistan or of Pakistani origin, will be selected each year. Successful applicants will spend 9 months in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing. This scholar program is made possible by generous financial support provided by the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi.

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.