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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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Brazil Institute Special Report 2 Available for Download - Brazil Under Lula and Prospects for the 2006 Elections

Sep 29, 2006
This report provides analysis of Lula's term in office and predictions on Brazil's October 1st Presidential Elections.

Kennan Institute and IREX announce 2007 Regional Policy Symposium: The Former Soviet Republics of Central Asia and the Contemporary Silk Road

Sep 28, 2006
IREX is accepting applications for grants to U.S. junior scholars to participate in the 2007 Regional Policy Symposium on the Former Soviet Republics of Central Asia and the Contemporary Silk Road. The application deadline is December 1, 2006.

Kathryn W. Davis and Family Present Generous Gift To the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute

Sep 28, 2006
The gift will help to underwrite an annual awards dinner, as well as to support Kennan Institute programming.

Visiting Iraq

Sep 25, 2006
Former Congressman Lee Hamilton describes his recent trip to Iraq with the Iraq Study Group.

Nanotechnology Development Suffers from Lack of Risk Research Plan, Inadequate Funding & Leadership

Sep 21, 2006
Today at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Dr. Andrew Maynard testified that nanotechnology is being jeopardized by the lack of a clear federal strategy for examining possible environmental, health and safety risks and by inadequate funding for this work.

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.