Wilson Center News

Webcast

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate Change

Apr 20, 2015
“A New Climate for Change: Taking Action on Climate Change and Fragility Risk,” is the name of an independent report commissioned by G7 members. The report says that climate change is “a global threat to security” and goes on to suggest that “we must act quickly to limit future risks to the planet we share and the to the peace we seek.” We spoke to one of the report’s contributing authors to learn more about the challenges presented. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Latest News from the Wilson Center

Fishing for Families in the Philippines

May 06, 2008
The Philippines' rapidly rising population has overwhelmed the fisheries that have traditionally supported the country. But a new approach to conservation may save families along with the fish and their habitats.

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

May 05, 2008
New Book Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press Analyzes the History and Constitutionality of Limited Wars in the United States

Getting to true democracy

May 05, 2008
Struggling with the notion of "true democracy" in the context of Pakistan's volatile politics and poor institutional base, Wilson Center 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf worries about the viability of leadership,that prefers loyalty and respectability over specific skills and qualifications. Recruitment of competent candidates, based on merit and equality, Dr. Altaf suggests, will help build institutions that sustain democracy.

MEDIA ADVISORY: East African Experts Discuss Population, Health, Environment at Wilson Center

May 05, 2008
MAY 2008—Projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Use Integrated Approach

MEDIA ADVISORY: Improving Access to Safe Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Requires Better Decision-Making Tools, Finds Joint Pacific Institute-ECSP Report

May 02, 2008
MAY 2008—Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Sector Lacks Comprehensive Decision-Making Tool

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.