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Latin American Program in the News: The well-greased vote machine Chavez left

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson calls the ruling socialists' get-out-the-vote efforts in Venezuela extremely atypical for a democracy.

Latin American Program in the News: México y EU revisarán la Iniciativa Mérida

Apr 01, 2013
Associate Director, Eric L. Olson, weighs in on the U.S.-Mexican revision of the Mérida Initiative.

Latin American Program in the News: Anti-US Accusations in Venezuela Seen as Campaign Rhetoric

Mar 28, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the agglutinating effect of anti-American accusations coming out of Maduro's election campaign which, in her views, are being used to unite the chavista base.

Rand Paul is Right

Mar 13, 2013
Many disagree with Sen. Rand Paul on many issues, but he is spot-on about the need for a crystal clear framework regarding the domestic and international use of drones, writes Jane Harman.

Latin American Program in the News: News brief

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson was mentioned for her emphasis on the need for the Obama administration to engage the region constructively and adopt a sensible alternative for the "War on Drugs."

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America's Cold War History

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson writes a book review of Hal Brands' Latin America's Cold War History.

The Wilson Center Launches the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program

Feb 28, 2013
"Mid-[level] to senior staffers stay on the Hill for a long time -- they are the staffers that members rely on. Maybe we can develop a professional cadre of informed bipartisan staff who will help the institution of Congress do much better policymaking. That's what the agenda is," Jane Harman said about the Wilson Center's new foreign policy fellowship program.

Harman: Drone Courts Can Work

Feb 20, 2013
In this opinion piece, Wilson Center President Jane Harman argues that a FISA-like process for governing so-called "remote-control warfare" --the use of drone strikes and offensive cyberattacks--would protect individual liberties enshrined in the Constitution while confronting a supercharged threat environment.

Threading the Needle on Immigration Reform in the United States – The Expert Take

Feb 11, 2013
Is this finally the year that Congress reforms U.S. immigration policy and provides a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country? It would seem so, given the various encouraging statements from Republican and Democratic leaders over the past week. The policy calculations seem favorable, too, with years of net-zero migration from Mexico and the prospect of reduced migration pressures in the future. However, what remains highly unpredictable is the political calculus on immigration, with dynamics at the national and local level potentially at odds with each other.
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Director of GWLI, Rangita de Silva de Alwis featured in USA Today Column on Women in Congress

Jan 29, 2013
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, was recently featured in an opinion column in USA Today written by Al Neuharth.

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