Global Governance

Conversation with Brazil's Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Galvão

Last March, Ambassador Marcos Galvão, Secretary General of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, signaled a new direction in the country’s foreign policy. “There is a consensus both within Brazilian society and between its various economic actors that to resume growth requires greater presence, interaction, and integration to the international economy,” he said in an interview.

Egypt’s Forgotten Nubian Minority

In this episode of TRENDING, Amy Austin Holmes discusses the ongoing persecution of the Nubian minority population in Egypt.  Holmes highlights the recent death of prominent Nubian activist Gamal Sorour, arrested in Egypt last month for taking part in a peaceful protest.

Latin American Program 40th Anniversary Special: Strategies for Overcoming Corruption

The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. In the first of two anniversary interviews, we spoke with Panama’s former ambassador to the United States, Jaime Alemán, to discuss the latest efforts and strategies for overcoming corruption throughout the region. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.


Separating Signal from Noise in Trump's United Nations Speech

Engineers use a signal-to-noise ratio to compare the strength of a desired signal to the level of background noise in audio and visual data recordings. The term is also used metaphorically to describe when key messages either penetrate or get lost in political chatter. President Trump’s speech at the United Nations was an exercise in just that.

Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today

As revealing about the American past as it is about the American present, Why Wilson Matters explains how the liberal internationalist community might regain a sense of its identity today. Doing so, Tony Smith argues, requires scrapping the notion that American power can democratize vast parts of the globe, while also opposing the Trump administration’s anti-Wilsonian policies – and finding a way back to "realistic liberalism."