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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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Expert on Israel, Middle East, Joins Wilson Center

Jan 10, 2006
Aaron David Miller has joined the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. as a Public Policy Scholar, and while at the Center will be working on a book about America and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Wilson Quarterly Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Jan 05, 2006
The Wilson Quarterly, the Wilson Center's quarterly magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an issue devoted to the future, the topic of its inaugural 1976 issue in the age of the energy crisis and ominous predictions.

Scholar Studies Roles of Women in Environmental Conservation

Jan 04, 2006
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Kathryn Fuller is using her expertise gained from working for the World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Ford Foundation, which she currently chairs, to write about women transforming their communities through environmental conservation around the globe.

Avian Flu: The Next Pandemic?

Jan 04, 2006
JANUARY 2006--Lead story from January 2006 issue of Centerpoint

What to Worry About in 2006

Jan 02, 2006
What should we worry about in 2006? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton offers some thoughts on the upcoming year in global affairs.

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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.

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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.