Program

Events

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

Increasing numbers of Americans are breaking ranks with the traditional 2-party system and are self identifying as "independents." These voters are trying to make a statement with their registration, says Senior Scholar Linda Killian as she profiles this influential group and their top issues.

The Currency Conundrum

On January 11, 2001, the Wilson Center hosted a day-long conference on the world's major currencies, addressing the growing importance of currency values and exchange rates, and analyzing the options for U.S. policy. This conference report features formal presentations, discussions, and analysis from top finance officials, scholars, and experts.

America's Economic Challenges on the Global Stage

The Wilson Center's Kent Hughes takes a brief look at the problems America confronts as it tries to gain a comparative advantage in the global marketplace.

Strengthening America: Inventing the Future

The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. The United States will need to maintain support for research and development (R&D), improve its education system, and learn from best practices around the world if it is to compete in the 21st century.

Going Global: Chinese Oil and Mining Companies and the Governance of Resource Wealth

This report by Senior Scholar Jill Shankleman was drawn from her six-month research project at the Center examining the impact of China's oil and mining companies' overseas expansion on the governance of resource wealth.
Amy Wilkinson

Creating Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Amy Wilkinson spoke at the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC, about how states can foster entrepreneurship by creating the right conditions to attract and grow small businesses.

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