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"The National Conversation" Debuts at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Apr 04, 2011
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has announced a new initiative launching April 8, 2011: The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The National Conversation will examine overarching themes of U.S. international and domestic policy, drawing on high-profile guests and experts from all sides of the political sphere to provide thoughtful, intelligent explorations of challenging issues with the goal of informing the national public policy debate.From uprisings in the Arab world to troubled economies around the globe, challenges to America's role in the global community have seldom been greater or more complex. And with economic woes at home and our military capacity stretched thin through involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, many are left wondering about our ability to respond and adapt to a rapidly changing world. At a time when national unity around a shared vision is lacking, there is a growing belief that a new national security narrative must emerge that defines the role of the U.S. in global affairs for a new century. But can we achieve such a national consensus in this era of hyper-partisanship? A possible answer comes in the form of an anonymous "white paper." Two U.S. military officers have written an essay describing a vision for the missing narrative under the authorship of "Mr. Y," which will help frame the debate at tomorrow's panel discussion. Download "A National Strategic Narrative," By Mr. Y (pdf)

Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Apr 01, 2011
For the third straight year, the Washington Post is featuring articles about Latin America from five Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington for a three-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

A Shared Responsibility— Citizen Security and Counter-Narcotics Initiatives in the Americas

Mar 31, 2011
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs at the March 31 hearing "A Shared Responsibility— Citizen Security and Counter-Narcotics Initiatives in the Americas." Her prepared remarks are here.

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