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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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Kennan Institute 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series: "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies"

Oct 13, 2004
The Kennan Institute is accepting applications for the 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series on "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies." The Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum in which scholars from a variety of disciplines can discuss the different aspects of religion and religious affiliation, share research findings, and suggest policy recommendations. Applications are due on 1 March 2005.

Kennan Institute and IREX Announce 2005 Asia Regional Policy Forum

Oct 13, 2004
The Kennan Institute and IREX are accepting applications for grants to U.S. junior scholars to participate in the 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium. The application deadline has been extended to 30 November 2004.

Wilson Center's Work on China Environment Praised in Congressional testimony

Oct 12, 2004
Dr. Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations praised the Wilson Center's work on China environment in Congressional testimony

Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes Environment and Security Links

Oct 12, 2004
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko reports for Grist on Wangari Maathai's Nobel Peace Prize.

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.