Program

Events

MacArthur Fellow Amory Lovins Proposes Plan to Eliminate U.S. Oil Use

JULY 2005--Watch the archived webcast of Winning the Oil Endgame

The Browning of Biofuels: Environment and Food Security at Risk

This report, which was published in May of 2008, provides background on the growth and development of the biofuels sector and assesses the impacts of biofuels on food security, economic distortions, and the environment. It concludes with a variety of responses to these consequences.The report was prepared under contract on a consulting basis to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The Ambassador's Changing Mission: Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century

On April 11, 2005, the Wilson Center and the Council of American Ambassadors hosted a day-long conference focused on the challenges of conducting commerical diplomacy in the 21st century. This report features the proposals garnered from the program's esteemed participants for addressing these issues.

India and the United States

Last week's visit by India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the first such visit by an Indian prime minister in five years, prompted the Wilson Center's Robert Hathaway and Kent Hughes to discuss U.S.-India relations at a recent press briefing. Here they outline their expectations of both this visit and the evolving relationship between the two nations.

Financial Follies and the Future

Several recent Wilson Center events looked at the aftermath of the global financial crisis and debates over how to prevent another economic debacle.

Strengthening America: Inventing the Future

The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. The United States will need to maintain support for research and development (R&D), improve its education system, and learn from best practices around the world if it is to compete in the 21st century.

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