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Brazil Elects First Female President

Jan 03, 2011
Brazil has just sworn in its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who follows on the heels of the ever-popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Panelists at several recent Brazil Institute events speculate on the challenges and priorities of the new administration.

CWIHP Director, Christian F. Ostermann has been appointed as a member to the Department of Interior's Cold War Advisory Committee

Jan 02, 2011
Christian F. Ostermann, director of the Center's History & Public Policy Program and Cold War International History Project, has been appointed by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar as a member to the Department's Cold War Advisory Committee.

New NKIDP publication: "<i>Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, 1968-1969: A Critical Oral History</i>"

Jan 01, 2011
NKIDP is pleased to announce its latest publication entitled, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969, from the History and Public Policy Program's Critical Oral History Conference Book Series.

Natural Resources and National Security in India

Dec 29, 2010
India faces numerous national security challenges, argues program associate Michael Kugelman, and most are intertwined with natural resource constraints. In a December 28 op-ed for The Times of India, he argues that policymakers in New Delhi fail to make this connection at their own peril.

Fellow Reports on the Health of Political Leaders

Dec 28, 2010
Wilson Center Fellow Lawrence Altman, a physician turned journalist who has a long-running column in The New York Times, has written about the health of political leaders for decades. Numerous examples illustrate the dilemma between the candidate's right to privacy and the public's right to know.

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