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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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Kennan Scholar Advocates Civic Participation in Russian Cities

Mar 01, 2007
Kennan Scholar Elena Neznamova is studying North American models of civic participation with the hope of spurring more citizen involvement in Russian cities. Russians are generally inactive in civic life, yet such involvement, she says, is critical to Russia's democratic future.

CEF Screened Documentary Wins Academy Award®

Feb 26, 2007
FEBRUARY 2007 - The Blood of Yingzhou District, to be screened 21 March at CEF, wins the documentary short subject.

Margaret Paxson's Solovyovo receives high praise, design award

Feb 26, 2007
Margaret Paxson, a senior associate at the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute, received high praise for her most recent book, Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village.

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.