Education

21st Century Health, Education, Development, and Global Security

Health and education are essential for sustainable development across low-, middle-, and high-income economies. Health, education, and development in a well-integrated cluster are the sine qua non building blocks of global security.

Huge economic, health, and educational disparities abound among nations. These are accompanied by poverty that is catalytic to the seeds of disaffection, exclusion, and anger, and decreasing the threshold for violent, antisocial behavior globally.

The Education of the Kremlin Elites

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Few longtime insiders have left their coveted positions during Putin’s first 15 years in power. If anything, they were climbing the Kremlin ranks and Forbes rich-man tables. Now they’re leaving in droves. The received wisdom that President Vladimir Putin does not part with old friends is now demolished.

Mexico and the United States: Let's Build Prosperity and Security

President Obama will receive Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto July 22 in Washington.  This is a critical opportunity to highlight the importance of U.S.-Mexico ties, to underscore the substantial progress in cooperation, and to accentuate how the campaign rhetoric in the United States is out of tune with the reality of relations.  With the U.S. election approaching, it is crucial to take steps to preserve the unprecedented U.S.-Mexico collaboration that exists today.

Pakistan's Education Crisis: The Real Story

Pakistan suffers from an extensive education crisis. Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school, and those that do must deal with absent teachers and poor learning environments, among other challenges. While this crisis is frequently discussed in Pakistan and beyond, it is often misunderstood. This new Wilson Center report, based on dozens of interviews with officials and experts across Pakistan, seeks to set the record straight.

Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Education in Africa

The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that the incidence of long-term unemployment among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is as high as 48.1 percent. In 2015, an estimated 226 million youth lived in Africa. Southern Voices Network Scholar François Kaboré shares his research on the impact of entrepreneurship training on youth employment in Côte d’Ivoire and describes how entrepreneurship education could be mainstreamed in higher education curricular in an effort to build sustainable peace and prosperity.

Pakistan's Education Crisis: The Real Story

Pakistan suffers from an extensive education crisis. Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school, and those that do must deal with absent teachers and poor learning environments, among other challenges. While this crisis is frequently discussed in Pakistan and beyond, it is often misunderstood. This event marks the release of a new Wilson Center report, based on dozens of interviews with officials and experts across Pakistan, that seeks to set the record straight.

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

Struggling to save their failing crops. Walking farther afield to fetch clean water. Protecting their families from devastating storms and violent conflicts. “Women are usually the support systems for our family…we are the last to leave in the event of a catastrophe, which is why women and families are disproportionately hurt by climate catastrophes,” said Wilson Center President, Director, and CEO Jane Harman on June 23 during a conference on women and climate change.

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