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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.

Latest News from the Wilson Center

World Wildlife Fund CEO to Join Wilson Center as Public Policy Scholar

Jul 12, 2005
JULY 2005--Kathryn S. Fuller Will Join the Center in October

Promoting Environmental Cooperation as a Peace-Building Tool: Security Brief and Webchat

Jul 12, 2005
JULY 2005--Worldwatch Institute publishes Global Security Brief on environmental peacemaking; Ken Conca answers questions from Australia, Geneva, and India in the archived webchat

Wilson Center Board Chairman Welcomes New Member Ignacio E. Sanchez

Jul 06, 2005
The White House recently announced the appointment by President George W. Bush of Ignacio E. Sanchez to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar's Board of Trustees.

China Environment Series Issue 7 now available!

Jul 06, 2005
JULY 2005--The newest CEF publication includes articles and commentaries on the West-East Pipeline, China's water problems, sustainable agriculture in Guangdong, and reforestation efforts in southwest China, as well as two special reports on water conflict resolution and river basin governance in China. Download here.

Helping a Troubled Continent

Jul 05, 2005
The G-8 summit is focusing on Africa. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton outlines where the international community can make a difference.

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.