Wilson Center News

Raising Mexico's minimum wage

Aug 27, 2014
A debate has recently emerged regarding the issue of raising Mexico’s minimum wage. Proponents call attention to the fact that the minimum wage is much lower than other countries in Latin America. Others fear an increase in the minimum wage would spark inflation and warn that this debate is used as a distraction from the real issue of increasing productivity.

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Statement of Kennan Institute Director Blair Ruble on Upcoming Public Lecture of Mr. Boris Berezovsky

Dec 06, 2003
Kennan Institute Director Blair Ruble has issued an explanation of the Institute's involvement in Mr. Berezovsky's upcoming public lecture.

Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)

Dec 01, 2003
The George Washington University Cold War (GWCW) Group is organizing its Second Annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival ResearchJune 14-17, 2004. This workshop is open to graduate students only. To apply, please follow the link.

Shaping Burundi's Future

Dec 01, 2003
Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe describes the political opening that led to the creation of the Burundi Leadership Training Program and some of the challenges that remain for Burundian leaders.

Sudanese Fellow Advocates Justice for War Victims

Dec 01, 2003
More than two million have been killed and more than four million displaced during the civil war still raging in Sudan. During his fellowship this year at the Wilson Center, Sudanese-born Jok Jok is chronicling the atrocities committed during this war and advocating compensation for the victims.

ECSP Releases Annual Journal on Population, Environment, and Security Connections

Nov 25, 2003
The Environmental Change and Security Project has just published its annual journal on population, environment, and security connections. Dr. Jane Goodall kicks off the diverse collection of articles with her assessment of population and environment connections in Africa. The 2003 edition also features commentaries on global poverty and U.S. national security. Read on for these pieces and much more on these critical yet neglected linkages.

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.