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2011-05-24 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the Lee Hamilton Lecture Series on Civil Discourse and Democracy will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Wilson Center's 6th floor Flom Auditorium. The featured speaker will be Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mullen is the...

2011-04-04 15:15:00

New Series Will Provide Safe Political Space for Important Discussions WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has announced a new initiative launching April 8, 2011: The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The National Conversation will examine overarching themes of U.S. international and domestic policy, drawing on high-profile guests and experts from all sides of the political sphere to provide thoughtful,...

2011-02-18 14:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston is chairing a new effort by the United Kingdom's Royal Society to study the impact of population dynamics on sustainable development. To be completed in early 2012, the "People and the Planet" study will analyze how population variables such as growth, aging, migration, and urbanization will affect--and be affected by--economies, environments, societies, and cultures over the next 40 years and beyond....

2011-02-18 09:01:00

New report explores escalating confrontation over resources with global implications WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rapid economic growth, water scarcity, and soaring energy demand are forming a tightening noose that could choke off China's modernization, according to a new report by Circle of Blue and the Woodrow Wilson Center's China Environment Forum (CEF) that began online publication this week. The 12-part series, Choke Point: China presents powerful evidence...

2011-01-10 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though crime is down in the United States, seven million Americans are still in prison or on probation or parole, and popular political measures such as mandatory sentencing have put enormous pressure on already cash-poor states. A new war on crime, argues Joan Petersilia in the Winter 2011 issue of The Wilson Quarterly, must focus on reducing repeat offenses by ex-inmates and steering more young people away from crime. Alex...

2010-10-08 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- China's economy is growing at the fastest rate of any major power, yet some specialists think the Asian giant could stumble. Should we cheer if it does? In the Autumn 2010 issue of The Wilson Quarterly, on sale October 10, Harvard's Ross Terrill argues that not all failures are alike, and some may be desirable. We should hope that China finds a future that "balances economic growth with political freedom." David M. Lampton, director of China...

2010-09-08 23:00:00

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Synthetic biology--defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes--holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know...

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