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Grant Opportunity for Graduate/PhD Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty, Scholars, and Professionals

Oct 27, 2011
IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2012 Regional Policy Symposium, “Transnational Crime and Corruption in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

Border deal could save businesses $30B a year, says Minister Fast

Oct 26, 2011
Clearing up restrictions that clog the Canada-U.S. border could save businesses in both countries as much as $30 billion a year, according to Canada's minister of international trade, Ed Fast.
Jane Harman

Democracy Wins in Tunisia

Oct 26, 2011
From peaceful revolution to free elections in just nine months, the birthplace of the Arab Spring has achieved a stunning transition, says President, Director and CEO Jane Harman from Tunis. Now we must embrace the victors and ensure strong roles for women.

Did You Feel It? Citizens Contribute to Earthquake Science

Oct 25, 2011
Thanks to new technology, people can immediately help seismologists assess the scope and impact of earthquakes by providing valuable firsthand data. The recent east coast quake, centered in Virginia, provided the back drop for our discussion with Colorado-based seismologist, David Wald.

Social Media and International Disaster Response

Oct 25, 2011
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools are making the response to national and man-made disasters faster and more efficient. We spoke with one of the world's leaders in the field, Gisli Olafsson, to learn about the latest developments.