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2013-10-15 12:27:04

"The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives' 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends" by Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte, Idea Factory Press, October 2013. PHOENIX, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1913 America fell under the spell of an addictive European collectivist ideology called Progressivism that took our nation on a 100-year detour away from the sound money and values of America's Framers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131015/PH97787-a )(Photo:...

2013-07-15 12:23:47

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Name 2013 Class of Michigan Teaching Fellows to Undergo Innovative Preparation, Commit to Classroom Careers PRINCETON, N.J., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows, announced today, will bring both cutting-edge preparation and real-world expertise in math and science to Michigan's high-need urban and rural schools. (See attached list of bios and...

2012-07-24 06:24:58

DALLAS, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current U.S. drug policy is proving insufficient in shrinking the damage caused by drug abuse, but promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results, according to an article in the summer 2012 edition of Issues in Science and Technology. Although the current U.S. approach is comprehensive, involving policies ranging from arresting and imprisoning drug dealers to suspending the licenses of drunk drivers, it has failed to reduce...

2012-07-23 02:23:11

Final Print Issue of The Wilson Quarterly on Newsstands Now WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Wilson Center: What's in store for the United States? In the Summer 2012 Wilson Quarterly, Martin Walker takes on America's doomsayers, giving the reasons why the world will live "in a future invented by America." Robert J. Samuelson takes a gloomier tack, arguing that Americans face a new era of downward mobility. Wilfred M....

2012-07-16 06:23:14

Some Progress Being Made WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

2012-05-23 06:22:04

U.S. Astronaut Leads High School Students in Interactive Sustainability Workshop WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Bayer has teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) by sponsoring a series of youth-oriented environmental education programs in Washington, the 2012 WED host city in North America. More than 60 students from Woodrow...

2012-04-13 10:21:04

WASHINGTON, April, 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is technology making it a small world after all? In the Spring 2012 issue of The Wilson Quarterly, Ethan Zuckerman says the Internet has yet to break down the habits of mind that drive nations and peoples apart, but he has some ideas that could change that. A century ago, Tom Vanderbilt recalls, it was the telephone that promised to alter our personal and working lives--and ultimately it changed little. Christine Rosen appreciates...

2012-02-08 07:00:00

Are We Making Progress? WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center is launching a new web-based Synthetic Biology Scorecard, designed to track federal and non-federal efforts to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development so risks are minimized and broad social and economic benefits can be realized. The Scorecard, unveiled today, monitors the progress made toward implementing the...

2012-01-20 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't call it a recession. In the Winter 2012 issue of The Wilson Quarterly, Robert Z. Aliber says America's current economic woes amount to a "Mini-Depression"--one that could have been avoided if the government had intervened a few weeks earlier. Robert J. Samuelson draws a different conclusion: just as the West prolonged the Great Depression by clinging to the gold standard, our unwillingness to reexamine the welfare state today will...

2011-12-06 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will honor National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) cofounders, Dr. James Truchard and Jeff Kodosky, with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship at a reception tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. According to the Woodrow Wilson Award Center, this award recognizes executives who, in their business practices and personal actions, show a deep concern for the common good beyond the...