Wilson Center News

Next Deadline for George F. Kennan Fellowship Competition Approaching

Sep 01, 2015
The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region.

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Promoting Human Security in Pakistan

Feb 01, 2010
Although political violence is on the rise in Pakistan, health issues are proving far more deadly. There is also a dearth of education, financial, and emergency services, so nongovernmental Islamic organizations are stepping in to fill the void. Wilson Center Fellow Chris Candland's research points to the need for more effective social welfare services to promote greater human security in Pakistan.

Improving Maternal Health Worldwide

Feb 01, 2010
In developing countries, more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related complications each year, yet most of these deaths can be prevented with improved medical care. The Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative has launched a policy series to discuss, inform, and potentially effect policy on critical issues related to maternal health.

Point of View: Improving Maternal Health

Feb 01, 2010
In this Point of View editorial, the Global Health Initiative's Calyn Ostrowski says more investment is needed in the developing world to improve health systems that would, in effect, help reduce maternal mortality.

National Urban Policy: Is a New Day Dawning?

Jan 27, 2010
One of President Obama's first orders of business in office was to create a White House Office of Urban Affairs to coordinate the various agencies working on pieces of urban policies. Mercedes Marquez of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and experts outside the government takes stock of the efforts to date.

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.