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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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Regional Infrastructure Plan Could Threaten Amazon, Finds Brazil Institute Report

May 21, 2008
MAY 2008—National, Regional Development Policies Will Significantly Impact Amazon's Ecological Health

WHO Releases 2008 World Health Statistics

May 21, 2008
May 2008 - New WHO statistics indicate that mortality from non-communicable diseases is significantly increasing worldwide, surpassing infectious disease mortality rates.

New Conference Report: Journalism Across the Border

May 21, 2008
New report by Dolia Estévez on the conference that took place October 7-8, 2007 in El Paso, Texas.

Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos

May 20, 2008
A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities. The study used established methods to see if specific types of nanotubes have the potential to cause mesothelioma — a cancer of the lung lining that can take 30-40 years to appear following exposure. FULL STORY

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.