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Lee Hamilton on the 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Change and Security Program

Sep 17, 2014
“The Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program was one of the first to recognize the critical connections between the environment, population dynamics, and security,” says former Wilson Center President and Director Lee Hamilton on the 20th anniversary of the program.

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AIDS in the Military

Feb 04, 2005
Peacetime military HIV/AIDS infection rates are much higher than the national average and perhaps greater in wartime. ECSP's Meaghan Parker discusses this issue, which will be the subject of the third seminar in a three-part series on HIV/AIDS sponsored by the Wilson Center and UNAIDS.

Combating AIDS Around the Globe

Feb 01, 2005
The Center's Environmental Change & Security Project and UNAIDS have hosted two seminars in a three-part series on the global AIDS agenda. This story looks at the epidemic that is spreading quickly to East Europe and East Asia and is growing disproportionately among women and girls, as well as the U.S. relief plan that injects billions of dollars toward prevention and treatment, the largest commitment ever by a single nation toward an international health initiative. A third seminar, to take place this spring, will address AIDS in the military.

Kennan Institute Cosponsors Event on Religious Groups and the State in Russia

Feb 01, 2005
Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the Kennan Institute at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 7 for an on-the-record briefing about current Russian government policies towards religion and anti-Semitism in Russia. USCIRF Vice Chair Felice D. Gaer will lead the discussion featuring three experts on religion in Russia: Paul Goble, Nickolai Butkevich, and Lawrence A. Uzzell.

The Peace Process in Colombia with the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia-AUC #13

Feb 01, 2005
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. This Report is the compilation of papers presented for a conference on June 28, 2004 that explored key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Download this Report from our Report on the Americas section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting on our Events webpage.

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.