U.S. Domestic Policy News
Latin American Program in the News: Support, But Some Disappointment, as Obama Heads to Americas Summit
Apr 13, 2012
President Obama travels to Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas. Our experts discuss Obama's leadership in the region and possible topics to be covered at the Summit.
Latin America Program in the News: U.S. on more equal footing with neighbors as Obama heads to Summit of the Americas
Apr 13, 2012
President Obama travels to a weekend summit of the hemisphere’s leaders Friday as the head of a nation that remains in many ways the economic envy of its closest neighbors, but also one whose influence is on the wane in a rising region...
Apr 10, 2012
The Jumpstart our Business Startups, or JOBS Act, is a win for entrepreneurship as well as bipartisan politics, and given economic hardship, unemployment and political bickering, it's time for a win, writes Public Policy Scholar Amy Wilkinson.
Mar 27, 2012
Amid unprecedented security concerns, bright legal lines are needed for aggressive intelligence-gathering and to guard privacy rights, Wilson Center President Jane Harman writes in Foreign Policy.
Feb 27, 2012
Amy Wilkinson spoke at the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC, about how states can foster entrepreneurship by creating the right conditions to attract and grow small businesses.
Feb 14, 2012
Otto Perez Molina will likely propose drug legalization at the next summit of regional leaders. Dr. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, discusses how the initiative comes in response to the frustration over the current drug policy that has defined the region over the past few decades. She argues that even though it may not be implemented, it is a message that is icreasingly becoming part of the discussion in the region. [Article is in Spanish]
Jan 25, 2012
Wilson Center President and former member of Congress Jane Harman shares her reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Dec 08, 2011
Amy Wilkinson delivers the keynote address at the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors conference "Small Business and Entrepreneurship During an Economic Recovery."
Oct 28, 2011
Harrison discussed the 50th anniversary of the American/Soviet showdown at Checkpoint Charlie—an incident that some feared would trigger nuclear war.
U.S. Immigration Policy since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate Over Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Aug 24, 2011
In a new MPI report, Marc Rosenblum examines the political landscape that emerged after 9/11, detailing legislative actions that resulted in new enforcement mandates and failed efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform.