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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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Nanotechnology and Public Attitudes

Sep 08, 2005
A new study released by the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a project created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, reveals that while Americans welcome new potential life-saving and -enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology, they voice concern over its potential long-term human health and environmental effects and the ability of government and the private sectors to manage such risks.

New CEF paper "Potential for Fuel Cell Commercialization in Taiwan" to be presented in Taiwan.

Sep 07, 2005
SEPTEMBER 2005--Written by Chi-Chao Wan, from Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, and Robert Rose, with Breakthrough Technologies, Inc.

Defending Human Rights around the World

Sep 05, 2005
Human rights activists from around the world are warning that the war on terrorism has had unintended consequences, giving governments leverage to clamp down on civil liberties, often in countries with little or no democratic tradition. As the United Nations General Assembly prepares to meet this month, these activists are voicing their concerns in public while urging the UN to make protecting human rights a higher priority.

Secretary Paige Addresses the Academic Achievement Gap

Sep 05, 2005
Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige says closing the academic achievement gap in America is critical "toward advancing the traditional, historic African-American goal of full citizenship and racial equality."

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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.

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.