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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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UN Environment Programme Releases 4th Global Environmental Outlook

Nov 02, 2007
NOVEMBER 2007—Comprehensive Report Includes Discussion of Links Between Environment, Conflict

That man from Louisiana

Nov 01, 2007
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at what the election of Bobby Jindal as governor of Louisiana says about the growing political clout of the Asian Indian-American community.

Institutionalized Ethnic Division in Bosnia: A Way Forward for Iraq?

Nov 01, 2007
The following is a consolidated summary of three reports prepared by Nida Gelazis, EES Program Associate; Robert Benjamin, Regional Director of Central and East European Programs at the National Democratic Institute; and Lindsay Lloyd, Regional Program Director for Europe, International Republican Institute. These reports were presented at an EES event held on September 11, 2007. Meeting Report 338.

Latin American Immigrants: Civic and Political Participation in the Washington DC-Metro Area

Nov 01, 2007
On November 1st, the Mexico Institute hosted a conference focusing on Latin American immigrants and their role as social, civic and political actors in the United States. Click here for more information about the event.

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.