Demography

Global Europe Research Grant Competition

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of Research Scholar applications and supporting materials is December 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately two months later.

Mexico’s Latest Poverty Stats

In July, Mexico’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) released new statistics on poverty in Mexico. They show that Mexico's poverty rate fell slightly between 2010 and 2012, dropping 0.6 percent, from 46.1 percent to 45.5 percent. Nonetheless, during the same period the number of people living in poverty actually increased from 52.8 million to 53.3 million, since the overall population of Mexico grew from 114.5 million in 2010 to 117.3 million in 2012. The results, then, are mixed. The poverty rate declined, yet the number of poor increased.

Why Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in Europe is in the U.S. Interest

“Why Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in Europe is in the U.S. Interest,” a Wilson Center policy brief by former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer, demonstrates the relevance of diversity politics in Europe and its importance to the transatlantic relationship.  The evolving debate across Europe about how to manage growing diversity effectively is often met with a backlash against the notion that Europe should openly embrace these demographic changes.

Current Immigration and Integration Debates in Germany and the United States: What We Can Learn from Each Other

Former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer compares immigration and integration debates in Germany and the United States in a policy paper co-authored with Victoria Pardini.

Cities without Suburbs: A Census 2010 Perspective

Cities without Suburbs, first published in 1993, has influenced analysis of America’s cities by city planners, scholars, and citizens alike. David Rusk, the former mayor of Albuquerque, argues that America must end the isolation of the central city from the suburbs if it is to solve its urban problems.

Cities without Suburbs

On this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we turn our attention to the newest edition of a book that looks at the intersection of cities and their suburbs and suggests that the solutions to many urban problems may be found there. Our guests are David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico  and the author of the book, “Cities without Suburbs.”  Also Blair Ruble, Director of the Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program.

The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East


A panel of experts shared their views on the current status of religious minorities in Middle East, especially in light of developments after the “Arab Spring,” and provided strategies and recommendations for how these minorities can be protected. 

The Reinvention of Brazil's Largest City

 

The relocation of industries since the 1970s away from areas that ring the center of São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city has created a major challenge for authorities and urban planners: to reinvent the metropolis in ways that make it more livable for its citizens and valuable to community as a whole. To answer this challenge, the São Paulo State government has developed Casa Paulista, an ambitious project of urban renewal being advanced in cooperation with the local government.

Pages