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Russia's Economy Turns to a Blast from the Past: The New Economic Policy

Jul 21, 2014
NEP suddenly is back in vogue but in a global economy, NEP’s uniquely domestic approach to solving economic problems may send out the wrong message at the wrong time to the international business community, writes Will Pomeranz.

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The Emerging World of Nanotechnology

Mar 11, 2003
The Center's Foresight and Governance Project seminar "Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy” featured four leading nanotechnology firms with current products on the market – Nano-tex, Hyperion Catalysis, Inmat, and Optiva - and a renowned panel with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Phil Bond, Undersecretary of Technology at Commerce, and Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Video of Seminar (RealPlayer)

Congress and Homeland Security

Mar 07, 2003
It took nearly a year to resolve differences in creating a Department of Homeland Security --the biggest executive reorganizion in a half-century. This Congress Project seminar explored the interplay of politics and processes to address this new challenge as well as the outlook for the future.

Can Bush Handle North Korea?

Mar 06, 2003
In this piece published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway assesses U.S. policy toward East Asia during the first two years of George W. Bush's presidency.

Combating Human Trafficking

Mar 04, 2003
Human trafficking is among the fastest growing criminal activities with more than 700,000 people, mostly women and children, trafficked worldwide annually. Victims become ensnared into prostitution, pornography, and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation or slavery-like labor conditions. The Wilson Center explored this subject at a January 2003 conference and it is top story in the March issue of Centerpoint.

Humanities March/April 2003 issue features CWIHP activities

Mar 04, 2003
The Cold War International History Project and The George Washington University are partners in an ongoing NEH-supported collaboration to train high school teachers in recent advances in Cold War historiography and to build a website extension to store and display online resources. A summer seminar for high school teachers held last year on the GWU campus is taking place again this summer. Read the article by Emmett Berg in the March/April 2003 issue of Humanities. Click on the title above to read the article on the NEH website or see below.

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.