The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sponsored a congressional study trip to Ghana and Liberia from March 20 to March 26, 2011. It was organized by Wilson Center on the Hill and the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. This trip was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Inaugural Event of the Wilson Center on the Hill Program
A landmark achievement for human rights, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 makes favorable trade status conditional on the freedom of emigration. Some 35 years later, the amendment is still in effect for certain nations, including Russia, which has complicated the U.S.-Russia trade relationship.The Kennan Institute has organized multiple panel discussions on this pressing issue; please see the links below for more information.
The new initiative Wilson Center on the Hill is bringing Center programming on the latest topics to Capitol Hill to help inform policymakers and their staff on their own turf. The nonpartisan forum tackles specific, timely issues related to foreign policy, economics, and the environment.
Wilson Center on the Hill Director Kent Hughes discusses the concept of this new program, which, in the spirit of the Wilson Center's mission, is bringing scholarship to the policy community.
In two seminars on Capitol Hill, Wilson Center experts discussed priority issues for developed and developing countries in light of the global economic crisis—issues that will or should be on President Obama's radar as his administration crafts its foreign policy.