U.S. History News

Two Days in June: JFK and the 48 Hours That Made History

Nov 17, 2015
In his book, Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History, author Andrew Cohen makes a case for the power of words and ideas.

African American History Month Special Edition: The Civil Rights Movement in the Shadow of MLK

Feb 25, 2015
In this Context interview, David Chappell, professor at the University of Oklahoma and author of, “Waking From the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.” spoke about the immediate impact that the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the struggle for freedom. He also discuss MLK’s legacy and its meaning in 2015.

2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Feb 18, 2015
The Wilson Center and the George Washington University seek applications from Ph.D. students from the US and abroad working on international relations and modern history for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)

FDR Was The Last Great President. Let's Never Have Another

Oct 08, 2014
"For me, greatness means the following: You confront one of the three greatest nation-encumbering crises that the country faced; you extract from that crisis — as you weather it — some sort of transformative change that makes the nation better forever; and, in time, you are appreciated by your own partisans, as well as your adversaries, as a true national hero," says Aaron David Miller.

CWIHP Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson's Book Released in Polish

Jun 19, 2014
"Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond" by CWIHP Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson has been published in Polish for the first time.

The Federal Reserve System: Woodrow Wilson's Most Important Achievement?

Dec 19, 2013
In this Context interview, economist Kent Hughes spoke on Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy legacy and the idea that the Federal Reserve System may be at the top of the list when it comes to evaluating Wilson’s presidency and legacy.

A Lively Conversation About Woodrow Wilson

Dec 09, 2013
The Wilson Center has held a sparkling celebration of Scott Berg's new book on president Woodrow Wilson, attracting an audience of media, politicians and academia from across Washington.

The 2013 White House Ornament Honors Woodrow Wilson

Dec 06, 2013
President Woodrow Wilson's quest for a lasting world peace has inspired the design of the 2013 White House Christmas ornament. As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the First World War, the decoration is a reminder that Wilson’s life was distinguished by his resolve that the Great War would truly be the war to end all wars.

Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later

Sep 12, 2013
This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.

The Woodrow Wilson Center Announces 2013 – 2014 Fellowship Class

May 30, 2013
Jane Harman, director, president & CEO of the Wilson Center, is pleased to announce the members of the 2013-2014 fellowship class. The 21 fellows, most of whom are expected to start September 2013, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.