Wilson Center News

Don’t Forget About Governance: The Risk of Tunnel Vision in Chasing Resilience for Asia’s Cities

Jul 29, 2014
Asia is going through an unprecedented wave of urbanization. Secondary and tertiary cities are seeing the most rapid changes in land-use and ownership, social structures, and values as peri-urban and agricultural land become part of metropolitan cityscapes. All the while, climate change is making many of these fast-growing cities more vulnerable to disasters.

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New Press Books Provide Critical Insight Into North Korea, Russian Voting Patterns

Feb 01, 2006
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Director Joe Brinley discusses the impact of the Press offering as examples two recent press books: one, a historical look at North Korea, the other, on Russia's recent voting patterns.

Canada Institute launches Ocassional Paper Series

Jan 31, 2006
The Canada Institute launched a new Occasional Paper Series in January 2006. The inaugural publication by Dwight Mason discusses the challenges Quebec would have had to face in foreign and defense policy had the 1995 referendum led to the province's independence.

Book Discussion--Mitterand, the End of the Cold War and German Unification: From Yalta to Maastricht

Jan 31, 2006
On Wednesday, February 1, at 4:00 p.m., author Frédéric Bozo will discuss France's role in ending the Cold War, with special emphasis on François Mitterand's views toward Europe's emancipation from communism, the unification of Germany, and the disintegration of the USSR. This event is open to the public.

CEF Speaker Doug Ogden Publishes Article in Newsweek on China's Energy Efficiency Needs

Jan 31, 2006
JANUARY 2006--Doug Ogden Examines the Potential to Improve Energy Efficiency in China at the Wilson Center

Election Observation Missions: Making them Count

Jan 30, 2006
An examination of strategies to enhance the contribution of international election observation missions to the broader field of democracy promotion, by former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark, with Elizabeth Voeller and Marianna Ofosu.[download the report][visit the conference site]

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.