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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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U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Mar 07, 2008
In an article in the March 7, 2008, Friday Times, Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway suggests that as the two countries consider how best to restructure their bilateral relations in the aftermath of Pakistan's February elections, it might be useful for Islamabad and Washington to think in terms of mutually reinforcing obligations toward each other.

International Studies Association Annual Convention To Examine Global Water Governance, Security

Mar 06, 2008
MARCH 2008—ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko to Chair Panel on Water Conflict, Cooperation

CEF Partner WKU Conducts Water Resource Training In China

Mar 04, 2008
MARCH 2008 - Western Kentucky University Students Conduct Training on Karst Field Methods

The Privilege of dialogue

Mar 03, 2008
dialogue Producer and Technical Director John Tyler discusses working on the radio and television series and his pride over the new book, The Art of Conversation.

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.