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Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Oct 01, 2014
Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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New Report Finds Only 2 of China's 10 Most Important Banks Have Public Environmental Policies

May 09, 2007
MAY 2007 - Report released by Friends of the Earth and BankTrack analyzes the greening efforts of China's banks

CEF Welcomes New Policy Scholar

May 07, 2007
MAY 2007 - Zhang Jialing, from SEPA's Division of Solid Waste and Toxic Chemical Management, will be working with CEF for 6 weeks

Angolan Progress and Prospects: A Conference on Development and Reconstruction

May 04, 2007
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, May 9, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, the United States Agency for International Development, and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, will host an "Angola Day" celebration and conference. Examining current developments and private and public reconstruction initiatives in Angola, the event will feature prominent speakers, including Angolan Deputy Prime Minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, and Donald Payne, Chair of the House Sub-committee on Africa.

La Conférence des présidents prend ses quartiers Univ' à Nganda

May 03, 2007
L'Initiative pour un Leadership collaboratif et pour la cohésion de l'Etat en R-dCongo, ILCCE en sigle, vient de réussir un coup de maître: délocaliser, pendant une semaine, la vénérable Conférence des Présidents de l'Assemblée Nat. (bureau de l'Assemblée Nat. au grand complet hormis le président Vital Kamerhe en mission à l'étranger, présidents des Groupes parlementaires et présidents des commissions parlementaires), soit - comme les promoteurs l'ont bien indiqué dans le carton d'invitation - les «personnalités clés» de la Chambre basse de la R-dC pour... les remettre en cause et à niveau sur des thèmes portant sur le leadership et la cohésion de l'État.

Indoor Air Pollution Responsible for 394,200 Deaths a Year in China

May 03, 2007
MAY 2007 - WHO releases first National Burden of Disease report on indoor air pollution

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.