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Colombia’s Peace Process: Measuring Public Opinion and Expectations for Transitional Justice

May 29, 2015
FARC negotiator Pablo Catatumbo said that the recent deadly army raid represented a “step back,” but that the progress made since Colombia’s peace process talks began in 2012 should not be “thrown overboard.” So negotiations continue in spite of tensions and setbacks. A new survey conducted by researchers from Georgia State University seeks to inform the process by providing information on public opinion regarding transitional justice, trust, and overall support for negotiations. One of the researchers, and a Wilson Center Fellow provide context on the findings and their relevance to ongoing attempts to reach an agreement.

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Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk

Apr 28, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Center Press has published a new book, Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960–1985, by Sergei I. Zhuk. It is copublished with Johns Hopkins University Press.

Former Mandela Adviser Reflects on South Africa's Progress

Apr 28, 2010
Having advocated for press freedoms in South Africa for decades and served as a government adviser there for 16 years, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Anthony Heard is writing a book on the progress made, and the challenges ahead, in South Africa.

Reinventing Technology Assessment for the 21st Century

Apr 28, 2010
A new report defines the criteria for a new technology assessment function in the United States, emphasizing the need to incorporate citizen-participation methods to complement expert analysis.

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.

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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.