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Raising Mexico's minimum wage

Aug 27, 2014
A debate has recently emerged regarding the issue of raising Mexico’s minimum wage. Proponents call attention to the fact that the minimum wage is much lower than other countries in Latin America. Others fear an increase in the minimum wage would spark inflation and warn that this debate is used as a distraction from the real issue of increasing productivity.

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Statement on the Arrest in Tehran of Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program

May 21, 2007
Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a dual Iranian-American national, was arrested in Tehran on May 8 and incarcerated in the Evin Prison.The following is background on her unjustified arrest.

Call for Papers: The Bicentennial of Russia-U.S. Relations

May 21, 2007
The Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia), in cooperation with the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will host an international academic conference—The Bicentennial of Russia-U.S. Relations—on November 8–9, 2007 in Moscow.

Nanotechnology Now Used in Nearly 500 Everyday Products

May 18, 2007
The number of consumer products using nanotechnology has more than doubled in the 14 months since the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies launched the world's first online inventory of manufacturer-identified nanotech goods in March 2006.

New Opinion Piece by Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson

May 16, 2007
We are pleased to share with you a link to a recent op-ed by Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson, concerning U.S. policy in Latin America and how it could change to address the priorities of many governments in the region.We hope you find it of interest.

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.