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The revolt of the children of Brazil's article

Jun 01, 2013
Paulo Sotero is interview by OGGI Continenti

Ghannouchi: Islamists now taking on Islamists

May 30, 2013
Sheikh Rachid al Ghannouchi spoke candidly about the new crackdown on Salafi extremists and other challenges Tunisia faces two years after the Jasmine Revolution. "We have to fight against this phenomenon [of extremist violence] through economic development, through the media," Ghannouchi said in Washington.

Latin American Program in the News: Binner inició gira por Estados Unidos

May 22, 2013
This article references President of Frente Amplio Progresista (FAP, Argentina), Hermes Binner's visit to Washington DC institution, including the Wilson Center.

Latin American Program in the News: The Legacy of Hugo Chávez

May 22, 2013
...Chávez had a positive legacy of “social inclusion and of empowering people not only in economic terms, but also in terms of political participation at a grassroots level.”...

The Brazil Institute mourns the passing of journalist Ruy Mesquita

May 20, 2013
He was the first recipient in Brazil of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service

Lessons of Azevedo's Victory at the WTO

May 16, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent election of Roberto Azevedo to lead the WTO
Nawaz Sharif (C), leader of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) political party, casts his vote for the general election at a polling station in Lahore May 11, 2013.

Pakistan's Historic Election Changes Little for U.S. Relations

May 14, 2013
Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia Michael Kugelman analyzed the results of the Pakistani elections and how it would affect the U.S. relationship with Pakistan in this video interview with The Washington Post.

Latin American Program in the News: In Latin America, Obama Stresses Partnership

May 07, 2013
Eric Olson was talked to NPR from Costa Rica where he witnessed the President Obama’s trip to San José.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

May 02, 2013
The Wilson Center's European Studies 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: June 1, 2013.

2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

May 01, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes nominations for the 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. The purpose of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) is to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. The event expresses the deep commitment to democracy of the late Ion Ratiu through his contributions as a Romanian politician as well as his interest in democratic change worldwide.