The Ion Ratiu Democracy Award aims to bring international recognition to the ideas and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. Whether they are in exile from repressive regimes or operating within emerging democracies, recipients of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award are democracy advocates with the type of life-changing experience in Washington that Ion Ratiu encountered as a young Romanian democracy activist in the 1970s and 1980s. The Award provides a month-long scholarship at the Wilson Center during which awardees have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the scholarly, policymaking, and NGO communities in Washington, D.C. The award workshop is supported by the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, established in 1979. The Foundation aims to further education and research in Romanian culture and history, and to stimulate and support civil society in its understanding and application of democracy and democratic principles worldwide.
NPIHP is pleased to announce the receipt of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This generous grant will enable the project to continue and expand its ongoing research and intellectual capacity building activities around the world.
The Washington History Seminar: Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs provides a forum for the in-depth discussion of important new historical research and perspectives in international and national affairs. The weekly seminar brings together Washington area and visiting historians and researchers from the worlds of academia, journalism and government. The Washington history seminar is co-sponsored by the National History Center (an initiative of the American Historical Association) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with support from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Wm. Roger Louis, director of the National History Center, and Christian F. Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center’s History & Public Policy Program are the co-chairs.
In the Shadow of the Bomb: Nuclear Proliferation Policies in the Middle East During the Reagan Administration