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Congress and the Education Deficit

Congressman Tom Petri (R-Wisc.) a senior member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, observed that, "we have been hearing for some time now about how the United States is falling behind other countries educationally. Before it was Japan that was 10-feet tall, now it's China. It has led me to wonder whether people are crying ‘wolf' or whether there is really something to it. I've concluded it's probably half true." Petri was referring to a recently published survey of 15-year-old students in the 34 wealthiest nations in the world showing the U.S.

NPIHP Nuclear Boot Camp Twice Featured in Italian Daily Il Messaggero

NPIHP's summer 2011 Nuclear Boot Camp has been featured twice in the past week in the leading Italian daily Il Messaggero Convened north of Rome in the village of Allumiere, Italy, the Nuclear Boot Camp is one part of NPIHP's multi-year global effort to build a new generation of experts on the history of nuclear weapons.

Religious Education and the Politics of Pluralism in Pakistan

How do pluralism-friendly ideas take shape in Pakistan in the context of modern Islamic education? This question formed the crux of a presentation delivered by Wilson Center Fellow Matthew J. Nelson at a May 25 Asia Program event. Nelson’s remarks revolved around two core themes: where Pakistani students do their schooling, and what Pakistanis think about diversity in Islam—that is, the level of tolerance they have for doctrinal or sectarian difference within the religion.

NPIHP Announces Summer 2011 Nuclear Boot Camp Participants

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is please to announce the participants of the 2011 Nuclear Boot Camp in Allumiere, Italy.

2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Recipient Eleonora Cercavschi Honored with the Highest Moldovan Distinction - Order of the Republic

Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award, was honored with the Order of the Republic (Ordinul Republicii) - the highest Moldovan distinction presented by the country's President.

2009 Elliott School Youth Democracy Forum with Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee Adam Michnik

The 2009 Elliot School Youth Democracy Forum with Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee Adam Michnik will take place on 4 December 2009 from 10:00am - 12 noon at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC.

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