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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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New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Colombia's Peace Processes: Multiple Negotiations, Multiple Actors

Dec 07, 2006
Efforts to bring Colombia's long-runninginternal armed conflict to an end throughpolitical negotiations continued to face majorobstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government.

Nanotechnology's Potential Threatened by Weak Public Education and Outreach?

Dec 05, 2006
"Nanoscale science and engineering promise to be as important as the steam engine, the transistor, and the Internet, and have the potential to revolutionize all other technologies" according to Neal Lane, former science advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. "But that outcome is not guaranteed."

Canada Institute Appoints Gerry McCaughey as Chair of Advisory Board

Dec 04, 2006
WASHINGTON- Lee Hamilton, President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has appointed Gerald (Gerry) McCaughey as chair of the advisory board for its Canada Institute. McCaughey is the President and CEO of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), one of the largest financial services institutions in Canada.

Wilson at 150

Dec 01, 2006
The Woodrow Wilson Center held a series of events to commemorate the 150th birthday of President Woodrow Wilson culminating in a daylong seminar to reflect on his life and presidency.

Fellow Explores Sources of Stable Peace

Dec 01, 2006
In recent years, differing opinions over the war in Iraq, the Kyoto Protocol, and the International Criminal Court are among the serious issues that have strained U.S.-European relations. Such divisions raise questions about the stability and future of zones of peace such as the Atlantic community.

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.