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The 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Democracy: Traps and Question Marks by Adam Michnik Featured in International Media

Jan 22, 2010
Adam Michnik, Editor-in-Chief of Poland's daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and recipient of the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, was featured in a number of distinguished press publications. Michnik's speech Democracy: Traps and Question Marks marked the 5th annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, which took place at the Wilson Center on December 3, 2009. His address was preceded by a brief introduction by The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to President Carter.

Michael Kugelman and Sue Levenstein's Op-Ed Feature in World Politics Review

Jan 20, 2010
According to the United Nations, 74 million acres of farmland in the developing world were acquired by foreign governments and investors over the first half of 2009 -- an amount equal to half of Europe's farmland. These land deals, argue Michael Kugelman and Susan L. Levenstein in a January 20 World Politics Review op-ed, leave immense carbon footprints and threaten widespread environmental destruction.

More Women in the Pakistan Media: The Way Forward

Jan 20, 2010
Pakistan ranks 127th out of 130 countries in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap Index, and this poor standing is reflected in Pakistan's media sector, where less than 5 percent of journalists are women. The Wilson Center's Asia Program, along with its Pakistan-based partner, Uks, and ML Resources Social Vision, has released a guide that makes recommendations about working environments for Pakistan's journalists and about how to promote better coverage of women.

CEF Launches Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep Webpage with WKU and COB

Jan 20, 2010
With support from USAID, CEF has been assisting scientists at Western Kentucky University in their karst work in China for the past three years. Our final activity with WKU has been an exciting partnership with Circle of Blue to produce and now launch a multi-media webpage that puts a human face on the karst water challenges in southwest China.

Comparative Research on Government Organization and Operation, 2010 Sanya Symposium

Jan 20, 2010
The Kissinger Institute and the Counselors' Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) held a joint symposium to explore and compare government organization and operation in both the PRC and the United States.

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.