Wilson Center News

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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Woodrow Wilson Center and IBM Explore the Future of Computing

Oct 24, 2003
Managing just one computer can tax the average person's technical capabilities. How do we thrive in a world where we might be connected to thousands of computational devices, which are connected to each other? This seminar and discussion explored the emerging world of autonomic computing. The video of the meeting is available here.

An Enduring Peace: 25 Years after the Camp David Accords

Oct 23, 2003
On September 17, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords, following 13 tough days of negotiation. On September 17, 2003, members of the Israeli, Egyptian, and U.S. delegations who participated in the Camp David negotiations came to the Wilson Center to commemorate and reflect on this historic event. Video of the event is available here online.

How Inclusive Education Can Transform the World

Oct 21, 2003
Remarks of the Honorable Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education given at the October 8, 2003 Meeting of the Wilson Council

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Kicks Off United Nations Week at the Wilson Center

Oct 20, 2003
Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) opened a weeklong celebration of the United Nations 58th birthday with a speech at the Wilson Center about the United Nations and its relationship with the United States. Sarbanes also honored the 100th birthday of Ralph Bunche, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and 1950 Nobel Prize winner for peace. His full remarks are available here.

Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict

Oct 17, 2003
This new report, Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict: Understanding Non-Traditional Threats to Global Stability, released by the Center's Conflict Prevention Project, is an analysis of the non-traditional threats to national security including economic and social disparities, failures in political and economic governance, demographic shifts, scarcity of natural resources, environmental degradation, and health crises. The report is available here for download.

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.