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26 Aug, 2013, 17:02 ET Robert Daly Appointed to Head Wilson Center Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Amb. Stapleton Roy to Become Distinguished Scholar of U.S.-China Relations The Wilson Center today announced that Robert Daly will be the...


30 Jul, 2013, 16:28 ET Paula Yabar - Wilson Center VP for Development

The Wilson Center announced today that Paula Wolferseder Yabar will be the Center's new Vice President for Development, effective August 5, 2013....


17 Dec, 2012, 10:06 ET Aung San Suu Kyi to be Honored with 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Jane Harman, president and director of the Wilson Center, announced today. Suu...


16 Jul, 2012, 12:00 ET Synthetic Biology Scorecard Finds Federal Agencies Responding to Presidential Bioethics Commission Report

Some Progress Being Made  Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the...


13 Apr, 2012, 15:33 ET The Age of Connection

Is technology making it a small world after all? In the Spring 2012 issue of The Wilson Quarterly, Ethan Zuckerman says the Internet has yet to...


08 Dec, 2011, 12:00 ET "Support for the Beyond the Border Action Plan"

Canada Institute Launches Major Initiative The Wilson Center's Canada Institute has launched a major initiative to measure the progress of...


15 Nov, 2011, 14:52 ET As Super Committee Deadline Nears, Budget Game Gives Public Chance to be ''Heroes''

New Feature Allows Super Committee Goals to be Played With only eight days until the budget super committee's Thanksgiving deadline, and...


07 Nov, 2011, 15:53 ET New Security Beat Blog Wins Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary

Wilson Center's Environmental Change & Security Program Recognized for Population Coverage The Wilson Center's New Security Beat was just...


15 Jun, 2011, 12:32 ET Bipartisan Honorees Focus on Immigrant Contributions, Need for Balanced Dialogue on Migration Reform

Leading U.S. immigrants last night called for a more respectful and balanced dialogue on migration reform. The leaders' remarks were delivered at...


24 May, 2011, 12:20 ET Admiral Mullen to Speak at Inaugural Event of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Lee Hamilton Lecture Series

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the Lee Hamilton Lecture Series on Civil...


04 Apr, 2011, 16:16 ET "The National Conversation" Debuts at the Wilson Center

New Series Will Provide Safe Political Space for Important Discussions The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has announced a new...


22 Mar, 2011, 15:24 ET Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution to Honor Bernard Arnault and Jacques Attali in Washington, D.C.

Leading French Citizens Recognized for their Contributions to Business and Philanthropic Endeavors The Woodrow Wilson International Center for...


18 Feb, 2011, 15:39 ET Survive or Flourish? Nobel Laureate Discusses the Earth's Carrying Capacity

Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston is chairing a new effort by the United Kingdom's Royal Society to study the impact of population dynamics on...


18 Feb, 2011, 10:01 ET Choke Point: China -- Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World's Fastest Growing Industrial Economy

New report explores escalating confrontation over resources with global implications Rapid economic growth, water scarcity, and soaring energy...


08 Feb, 2011, 11:16 ET Representative Jane Harman (D-Calif.) to Lead the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Representative Jane Harman (D-Calif.) was named President, CEO, and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars by the...


18 Jan, 2011, 14:38 ET 'Managing Our Planet' Series to Begin January 19

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and George Mason University announce a year-long series of dialogues on issues such as climate...


13 Jan, 2011, 17:10 ET President Obama Appoints John Casteen and Timothy Broas to Woodrow Wilson Center Board of Trustees

President Obama recently announced the appointments of John Casteen and Timothy Broas to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International...


12 Jan, 2011, 09:30 ET China: The World's Largest Energy Consumer and Investor in Clean Energy

New Wilson Center Publication Explores China's Energy and Climate Trends In 2010 China achieved number one status in two infamous categories:...


10 Jan, 2011, 11:10 ET New Issue of Wilson Quarterly: The Next War on Crime

Even though crime is down in the United States, seven million Americans are still in prison or on probation or parole, and popular political...


15 Dec, 2010, 07:00 ET Improving Disaster Response and Humanitarian Aid in Times of Crisis

New project harnesses technology to create new form of digital volunteerism The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was awarded a...


22 Oct, 2010, 09:00 ET Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime

New Report Addresses Challenges to Both Countries A joint research project between the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the...


08 Oct, 2010, 15:40 ET New Issue of Wilson Quarterly: What If China Fails?

China's economy is growing at the fastest rate of any major power, yet some specialists think the Asian giant could stumble. Should we cheer if it...


06 Oct, 2010, 12:44 ET Gala Honors Lee Hamilton's 46 Years of Service in Washington

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars honored Lee Hamilton on October 5, 2010, at a Gala Dinner that paid tribute to his 12 years of...


14 Sep, 2010, 09:27 ET Woodrow Wilson Center to Honor Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director

President and Mrs. Obama to serve as Honorary Dinner Chairs On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, a Gala will be held to celebrate the last decade at The...


09 Sep, 2010, 00:00 ET The Public Looks at Synthetic Biology - Cautiously

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks Synthetic biology—defined as the design and...