Thanks to our scholars, our staff, and our friends around the world, this has been an exceptional year in programming at the Wilson Center. More than ever, our publications and our conversations bridged the worlds of scholarship and policy.

Below you’ll find a list of the standout events, publications, and articles of 2015 organized by the themes we found most significant.

International Security

Wilson Perspectives: Implications of the Paris Attacks

A Conversation with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

Transatlantic Conversation: Confronting Common Security Challenges with His Majesty the King of Spain

Can We Ultimately Defeat ISIL? A Conversation with General John Allen

A Conversation with the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili

How to Counter Jihadist Appeal Among Western European Muslims


Briefing with Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities: Securing America's Most  Important Assets
with Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterrorism

Arms Control in Cyberspace?

Security Clearance: A Next-Gen Overhaul

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Challenges and Opportunities for TPP Countries

Wilson Perspectives: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Vietnam Takes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Setting the Standard and Raising the Bar


Update on Europe’s Migration Crisis

The Case for Accepting Syrian Refugees

To Protect Our Open Societies, We Must Not Close Them

Women on the Run: The Looming Refugee Crisis

Promoting Peace and Prosperity in Honduras: A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras

Climate Change

Wilson Perspectives: The Paris Climate Agreement

Success in Paris: Adoption of the Global Climate Agreement

What the Paris Climate Conference Means for South Asia

New Algae Research Could Address Climate Change and Food Security Challenges

Impact of China’s Cap and Trade Announcement


Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on 2015 Global Policy Outlook

U.S. Quadrennial Energy Review: 2015 Report

Tracking the Energy Titans: Hidden Trends in the United States, China, and Canada [Infographic]

Chapter Updates to Energy and  Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

Global Energy Forum: Revolutionary Changes and Security Pathways

Second Annual North American Energy Forum

Noteworthy Books of 2015

The following books were written by staff or scholars while in residence at the Center and have received excellent reviews in 2015.


Roots of Russia's War in Ukraine
By Elizabeth A. Wood, William E. Pomeranz, E. Wayne Merry, and Maxim Trudolyubov

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation
By Gabriel Weimann, Fellow, 2013-14

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
By Joby Warrick, Public Policy Fellow, 2014

Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency
By Charlie Savage, Public Policy Fellow 2015

Mexicans in the Making of America
By Neil Foley, Fellow, 2007

Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
By Karen Dawisha, Public Policy Fellow, 2012