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Access to Capital after the Poor People’s Campaign

In this moment, the gap between rich and poor is wider than almost any time since the 1920s. As we mark the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, we must consider the mixed legacy of one element of their platform, the demand that access to capital be expanded. While access to capital has increased in recent decades, so too has economic inequality.

Angela Kocze to Receive the 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela Kocze will receive the 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. Dr. Angela Kocze, a leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and scholar, is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, as well as a Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Can Culture be Shut Down? Bosnia's Cultural Institutions and World Heritage

On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status: Multitudes of key valuable works of art, artifacts, and books would be closed to the public and subject to possible theft, vandalism, or deterioration. On March 4, 2013, more than 300 institutions across 40 countries participated in a Museum Day of Solidarity with these seven threatened institutions by “X-ing” out one work of art to the public for one day.

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.

Sustaining Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Strategies from Latin America

These essays take a much-needed look at the course of human rights strategies rooted in the last century’s struggles against brutally repressive dictators. Those struggles continue today across Latin America. Augmented by the pursuit of broader political, cultural, labor, and environmental rights, they hold accountable a much wider cast of national governments, local governments, international agencies, and multinational corporations.

Competing Interpretations of Buddhism’s Revival in the Republic of Kalmykia

“What is happening in Kalmykia is less a revival of Buddhism itself than an increase in religious identification made possible by the legal changes of the post-Soviet period, specifically the increased public presence of the religion,” said Edward Holland, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, at a June 10, 2013 presentation at the Kennan Institute. Holland discussed the growing influence of Buddhism in the Russian republic of Kalmykia against the backdrop of the larger revival of religion experienced throughout Russia over the last two decades.

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.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2013.