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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Joby Warrick, National Security Correspondent for The Washington Post and former Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program. He discusses his new book “Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World,” which tells the…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Merissa Khurma, Program Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, and Haleh Esfandiari, Distinguished Fellow; Director Emerita, Middle East Program. They discuss a special series of new blog posts celebrating Women’s History Month in Enheduanna. Enheduanna seeks to “inspire diverse wo…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Harry Wiland, Founder, Co-President and Co-CEO of Media Policy Center, historian Tammy Greer, Clark Atlanta University, and Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter for the Clinton White House. They discuss a new multimedia project from the Media Policy Center, which examines how the Three-Fifth’s Comp…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the new President, Director, and CEO of the Wilson Center, Ambassador Mark Green. Ambassador Green discusses a 30-plus year career of service with a deep commitment to representing the United States around the world. He also looks ahead to his tenure at the helm of the Wilson Center beginning Ma…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Wilson Center Diversity & Inclusion Council Co-chair Shahrazad Hired, Wilson Global Fellow Michael Forster, and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at AmeriHealth Caritas Karen Dale. They discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement has redefined and renewed focus on diversity and incl…
 
In this special edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Col. Eries Mentzer, 42nd Air Base Wing Commander of Maxwell Air Force Base and Steven Reed, Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, for a discussion of a diversity and inclusion partnership they launched on the 65th anniversary of Rosa Parks' iconic bus protest. Col. Mentzer is the first African-…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Wilson Quarterly editor Richard Byrne and contributors to the Winter 2021 issue Alasdair Roberts and Dalia Dassa Kaye. Alasdair discusses his article The Hundred Day Mistake: Is an FDR-style legislative blitz the best way forward in our present crisis? Dalia examines the Iran nuclear deal in her…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the Global Risk and Resilience Program's Lauren Herzer Risi and Mike Sfraga. They discuss environmental security and polar issues facing the incoming Biden administration. They also provide updates on current and new initiatives from the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and Environmental Change a…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, Public Policy Fellow Diana Negroponte discusses her new book, Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold War. The book examines the critical role President George H. W. Bush's secretary of state played on the world stage in the final years of the Cold War as the Soviet Union unrav…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Anya Prusa, Slater Family Fellow and a Senior Associate at the Brazil Institute. She discusses a series of events, publications, and podcasts the Wilson Center is hosting on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) worldwide. These events parallel the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based …
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Melissa K. Griffith, Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program. Griffith discusses the continuing global digital divide and highlights cybersecurity related issues with the rolling out of 5G services around the globe.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Tyler Kirk, former Title VIII Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He discusses his Wilson Center project “Remembering the GULAG: Community, Identity and Cultural Memory in Russia's Far North, 1987-2018.” The project highlights both the legacy of the Gulag a…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Richard Byrne, editor of the Wilson Quarterly, and Izabella Tabarovsky, Program Associate for the Kennan Institute. Byrne provides an overview of the Fall 2020 edition of the Wilson Quarterly entitled, The Ends of History. Tabarovsky highlights her article, Russia’s Lost War, which examines how …
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Blair Ruble, Distinguished Fellow and author of the new book, Portraying the Soul of a People: African Americans Confront Wilson’s Legacy From the Washington Stage. Ruble examines the Washington African American theater community’s response to systematic racism during the Woodrow Wilson administ…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by David Shimer, Global Fellow with the Kennan Institute and author of Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference. Shimer discusses his book which examines covert operations to influence elections from the Cold War to 2016 and highlights why he believes the thre…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow with the Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program. Goodman discusses how climate change has quickly become a “threat multiplier” for national security and how the U.S. military is seeking to mitigate the worst climate effects moving forward.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the new director of the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program, Dan Hamilton. He discusses the most pressing challenges facing Europe in the new decade. Hamilton also highlights the important role the Global Europe program intends to play in researching and framing key US-European issues for poli…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the Kissinger Institute’s Robert Daly and historian and author Thomas Schwartz. We discuss Schwartz’s latest book, Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography, which seeks to separate the man from the myth and provide a greater understanding of one of the most complex figures in U.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the Asia Program’s Shihoko Goto, who discusses what we can expect from Japan’s newly elected prime minister Yoshihide Suga. Goto also looks back at the legacy of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving post-war prime minister, and highlights how foreign and economic policies may change under Suga.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Aaron Salzberg, Director of the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina. He discusses the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, which will become Africa’s largest source of hydropower when fully operational. Salzberg highlights the dam’s impact on Ethiopia’s economy and environmen…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by former Wilson Center Fellow Marjorie Spruill. She discusses the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratifying the vote for women. Spruill also discusses the current state of voting rights in the United States and how movements like Black Live Matter have refo…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Abraham Denmark, Director of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. He discusses his new book, U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century: Empowering Allies and Partners, which examines the new power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region with the rise of China and India. Denmark highlights the critical and pra…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Quito Swan, former Wilson fellow, professor of Africana studies, and director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He discusses how movements like Black Lives Matter can create real change in political, economic, and health policies in the U.S. and t…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the History and Public Policy program’s Kian Byrne and Pieter Biersteker. They discuss their new podcast International History Declassified. Byrne and Biersteker interview scholars and historians and take a deeper look into the field of international history to discuss how that history is record…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow with the Wilson Center's Science and Technology Innovation Program. She discusses her new book How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict.The book examines five failed Western governments' responses to Russian information …
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Susan Stokes, the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. She discusses the current Black Lives Matter movement and global protests over the killing of George Floyd. Stokes also highlights her recent Wilson Q…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Wilson Center senior vice president and director of international security studies, Robert Litwak, and global fellows, Katarina Kertysova, and Michael Kofman. They discuss the recent Trump administration decision to exit the Open Skies Treaty, the 34-nation agreement which allows the United Stat…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute, and Maria Repnikova, Director of the Center for Global Information Studies and an Assistant Professor in Global Communication at Georgia State University. They discuss how COVID-19, the George Floyd protests in the United States, and China’s Nati…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program and Senior Associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center. He discusses the latest from Afghanistan and the prospects for peace between the Taliban and Afghan government after the recent deadly attack on a maternity ward in Kabul.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Anya Prusa, Senior Associate for the Brazil Institute. She discusses increased rates of gender based violence around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prusa also highlights national initiatives to stem this ongoing crisis that affects up to one in four women around the world.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, and Alex Thurston, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. They discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the Muslim world during the holy month of Ramadan.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University and Wilson Center Global Fellow. He discusses how COVID-19 is further straining an already weakened liberal international order and examines how the Trump administration’s response…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program. She discusses how COVID-19 has provided “fertile ground” for disinformation from state actors and individuals as global population’s fears have increased during the pandemic.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Mike Sfraga, Director of both the Wilson Center's Global Risk and Resilience Program and Polar Institute. He explains his framework for examining Arctic issues through the “7 Cs,” which include climate; commodities; commerce; connectivity; communities; cooperation; and competition.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW our guest is author, journalist, and Wilson Global Fellow, Sharon Guynup. Sharon describes the two-year investigation into the "tiger tourism" industry she and photographer Steve Winterconducted for National Geographic. The Netflix hit series "Tiger King" tells part of the same story, but Guynup says it fails to…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Richard Besser, a medical doctor who serves as President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is also a former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Besser discusses what the US can do to better prepare for pandemics such as COVID-19, while hig…
 
Is Covid-19 a geopolitical “game-changer” for China? In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the Wilson Center’s Abe Denmark and Robert Daly who discuss the latest political and economic fallout from the pandemic for China. We also examine the virus’s effect on relations with the US and nations around the world.…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Richmond Commodore. He discusses his Wilson Center project Beyond Remittances: Engaging the Diaspora to Meet Africa’s Development Financing Needs. Commodore examines how African diaspora populations around the world continue to provide a key reve…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Messay Asgedom Gobena who discusses his project Countering Transnational Organized Crime as a Strategy for Peacebuilding in East Africa. Gobena examines causes and government and civil society based solutions to combating increased cross-border c…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Merissa Khurma, Project Manager for Middle East Special Initiatives. We discuss the latest edition of the Middle East Women’s Initiative blog Enheduanna. The blog provides a platform for a diverse group of women contributors from the Middle East and North Africa to voice their thoughts and expre…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Rigobert Minani Bihuzo who discusses his project “Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Revisiting the Tool Kit.” He explains why, despite the deployment of the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission, conflicts that have killed …
 
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