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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 NIOSH Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology & Strategic Plan for Nanotechnology Research

Oct 04, 2005
According to Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor for the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a project created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, the release of Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: An Information Exchange with NIOSH and Strategic Plan for NIOSH Nanotechnology Research: Filling the Knowledge Gaps is a small but important step forward by the U.S. government to address the possible health implications of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology: Forging Ahead Responsibly

Oct 04, 2005
A new study shows Americans are excited about the prospects of nanotechnology, but concerned about its potential health and environmental effects.

America and the World

Sep 29, 2005
How should the United States combat increasing anti-Americanism abroad? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses how America can do better at talking, and listening, to the world.

Ambassador McKenna speaks at Woodrow Wilson Awards dinner in Vancouver

Sep 29, 2005
The Hon. Frank McKenna spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Awards dinner held in Vancouver, BC on September 29, 2005.

Water Scarcity Story Wins Top Journalism Award

Sep 28, 2005
SEPTEMBER 2005--Environmental Reporters Honored at Annual Conference

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.