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A Conversation with Jeh Johnson

Feb 28, 2014
This episode of REWIND features Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

Feb 24, 2014
On Friday February 21, Detroit’s leaders filed in bankruptcy court the first official plan for moving the city to solvency. While judges were deliberating and lawyers were filing their motions, more than six dozen of the best urban minds joined together to think through the future of one of North America’s most troubled cities.

CWIHP Publishes "Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions" James Angleton Conference Report

Feb 24, 2014
CWIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the conference transcript and report from "Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions: James Angleton and His Influence on US Counterintelligence," a joint conference held by the Wilson Center and the Georgetown University Center for Peace & Security Studies.

Diversity by Design

Feb 07, 2014
Arlington, VA and Markham Ontario aren’t just ‘celebrating’ diversity, they’re using policy to plan it.

Latin American Program in the News: "¿El Plan Colombia II?"

Feb 03, 2014
In this article about a proposal for a "Plan Colombia II" created by Senator Juan Fernando Cristo, the president of the Colombian Congress, Latin American Program Director is quoted about U.S. aid in El Salvador pre- and post-conflict. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Política de aislamiento de EE.UU. hacia Cuba ha "fracasado", según Cynthia Arnson

Jan 28, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed by NTN24 about CELAC, Cuba, and how the United States has failed to keep Cuba isolated. This interview is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Raúl Castro busca reinserción regional de Cuba como anfitrión de la Celac

Jan 27, 2014
This article discusses CELAC and Raúl Castro's hope to seek regional reintegration of Cuba. Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the opportunity that CELAC provides for this reintegration. This article is in Spanish.
Jennifer Turner Interviewed by The Globe and Mail

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Comments on China’s Global Environmental Impact

Jan 24, 2014
A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated in eastern China is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast. Interviewed by The Globe and Mail (Canada), Dr.Turner comments on the responsibility for China’s pollution problem.

Government Task Force Recommends NSA Stop Collecting Phone Records

Jan 23, 2014
Jane Harman was interviewed on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" regarding the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's new report, which called the NSA's data collection program illegal. "My own view was and still is that the program is constitutional, but that’s only one piece. The second piece is, politically does it make sense, and in terms of US security, to have a program which is creating so much dissension in our own country?" Harman said.

According to New Rankings, the Wilson Center is the One to Watch

Jan 23, 2014
Wilson Center Executive Vice President Andrew Selee discusses the newly released Global Go To Think Tank Index rankings which named the Wilson Center the top “think tank to watch” in the U.S.

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