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Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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The Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Nov 30, 2006
The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture and Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.

From the WQ: "Hotel Africa" Article and Discussion

Nov 28, 2006
Part of the series "Us & Them: Immigrants in America," from the Summer 2006 issue of the Wilson QuarterlyMuch has changed since the nation's last great immigration debate more than 40 years ago. The immigrants' education and skills, their countries of origin, and even their destinations within the United States are all very different from what they were in the past. As arguments rage once again, all eyes are on America's borders. But what happens after the newcomers arrive?

Duke University Hosts Conference on Environmental Peace Building

Nov 28, 2006
NOVEMBER 2006—Public Discussion to Address Sustainable Peace in Post-Conflict Settings

Have Yourself A Merry "Nano" Christmas!

Nov 27, 2006
Tell a friend you are buying them a nanotechnology gift for the holidays, and visions of Star Trek collectables or geeky electronic toys may start to dance in their heads. But nanotechnology gifts can include everything from silver nanoparticle enhanced food storage containers to to fleece jackets and gloves from the Lands' End™ catalog—with Nano-Tex® Resists Static treatment.

Ambassador Joseph B. and Alma Gildenhorn are Profiled in Lifestyles Magazine

Nov 17, 2006
Chairman of the Wilson Center Board of Trustees, the Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn and his wife Alma Gildenhorn are profiled in the November issue of Lifesyles magazine.

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.