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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Hamilton Urges House to Form Permanent Standing Homeland Security Committee

Oct 01, 2003
Wilson Center Director Lee Hamilton testified before the Select Committee on Homeland Security, strongly urging the Congress to make the Committee on Homeland Security a permanent standing committee. Hamilton recognized that the reform would be difficult, but insisted the severity of terrorism demanded such action.

Call for Papers: UCSB-GWU Graduate Student Conference

Oct 01, 2003
The George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW) and the UC Santa Barbara Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) announce their second annual graduate student conference on the Cold War, to be held at the George Washington University, April 30-May 2, 2004. Submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the ColdWar are encouraged. Proposals, including a brief CV and one-page abstract, should be emailed to conference coordinator Yvette Chin at yvette@gwu.edu.Proposals Deadline is January 15, 2004.

Congress and the Politics of Deficits

Oct 01, 2003
In its August 2003 budget and economic update, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected a $401 billion deficit this year, and $480 billion next year, with no sign of a surplus reemerging until 2012. How will Congress deal with this new sea of red ink? Will mounting deficits be an issue in the 2004 presidential and congressional campaigns? These were some of the issues that were explored at this recent Congress Project seminar.

Morocco: The Mountain and the Desert

Oct 01, 2003
An exhibition at the Wilson Center from October 23 - November 21, 2003 of 22 color photographs by photojournalist Mary Cross, selected from her book, Morocco: Sahara to the Sea, Abbeyville Press, 1995.

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.