The Info List - Woodrow Wilson Center

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Jane Harman (Director), Thomas R. Nides (Chairman), John Kerry
John Kerry
(Board of Directors)

AFFILIATIONS Smithsonian Institution

WEBSITE http://www.wilsoncenter.org

This article is part of a series about Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson

* Early Life * Boyhood home * South Carolina home * President of Princeton University * Campaign for Governor of New Jersey
Governor of New Jersey



* Presidency



* 1912 campaign

* Election

* 1st Inauguration

* Women\'s suffrage

* Suffrage parade

* The New Freedom * Silent Sentinels * Federal Reserve Act * Clayton Antitrust Act * Federal Trade Commission * United States occupation of Veracruz
United States occupation of Veracruz
* Pancho Villa Expedition * Coalfield War * Daylight saving time * Banana Wars



* 1916 campaign

* Election

* 2nd Inauguration

* 18th Amendment * 19th Amendment


* World War I
World War I

* Zimmermann Telegram
Zimmermann Telegram
* Thrasher incident
Thrasher incident
* Entry into war * Against Austria-Hungary * Against Germany * American home front * Espionage Act * Fourteen Points * Paris Peace Conference * Big Four * Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
* League of Nations


* Judicial appointments * Wilson House * Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
School * Wilson Center * Presidential Library * Wilsonianism


* v * t * e

The WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS (or WILSON CENTER), located in Washington, D.C. , is a United States Presidential Memorial that was established as part of the Smithsonian Institution by an act of Congress in 1968. It is also a highly recognised think tank , ranked among the top ten in the world.

Named in honor of President Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
, the only President of the United States to hold a PhD
, its mission is "to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy ; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs."


* 1 Organization * 2 Funding * 3 Administration * 4 Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson

* 5 Programs

* 5.1 Africa Program * 5.2 Asia Program * 5.3 Brazil Institute * 5.4 Canada Institute * 5.5 Cold War International History Project * 5.6 Environmental Change and Security Program * 5.7 History and Public Policy
Program * 5.8 Kennan Institute * 5.9 Kissinger Institute on China and the United States * 5.10 Mexico Institute * 5.11 Middle East Program * 5.12 North Korea International Documentation Project * 5.13 Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

* 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links


The Ronald Reagan Building
Ronald Reagan Building
and International Trade Center, where the Wilson Center is located.

The Center was established within the Smithsonian Institution , but it has its own board of trustees, composed both of government officials and of individuals from private life appointed by the President of the United States
President of the United States
. The Center's director and staff include scholars, publishers, librarians, administrators, and support staff, responsible to the trustees for carrying out the mission of the Center. The trustees and staff are advised by a group of private citizens called the Wilson Council. Interns, usually undergraduate or graduate students, support the activities of visiting scholars and staff while learning the business of top-level research.

Most of the Center's staff form specialized programs and projects covering broad areas of study. These programs and projects organize and host conferences and seminars, and support many kinds of research, communication, and publication on topics relevant to their areas.

The Center also publishes a digital magazine, the Wilson Quarterly .

In 2013 and again in 2014, the Wilson Center was ranked by the Go To Think Tank Report at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
as one of the top ten think tanks in the world. The 2014 rankings named the Wilson Center as 5th best overall in the United States, 4th in the world for international development, 8th in the world for international affairs, and 27th in defense and national security. It was also ranked the "#1 think tank to watch" in the United States and 11th best-managed think tank in the world.


The Center is a public-private partnership. Approximately one-third of the Center's operating funds come annually from an appropriation from the U.S. government, and the Center itself is housed in a wing of the Ronald Reagan Building
Ronald Reagan Building
, a federal office building where the Center enjoys a 30-year rent-free lease. The remainder of the Center's funding comes from foundations, grants and contracts, corporations, individuals, endowment income, and subscriptions. Because of its historic reliance on congressional appropriations, the Center posts on its website a Plan for Federal Funding Hiatus


Relief and inscription in the Memorial Hallway of the Woodrow Wilson Center

The Board of Trustees, currently led by Chairman Thomas R. Nides , are appointed to six-year terms by the President of the United States. Trustees serve on various committees including executive, audit and finance, development, investment, fellowship, and investment policy.

* Director, President, and CEO of the Wilson Center: Jane Harman

Board of Directors

* Chairman: Tom Nides , Vice Chair, Morgan Stanley * Vice Chairman: Sander R. Gerber, Chairman and CEO, Hudson Bay Capital Management LP

* Private citizen members:

* Timothy Broas, Partner, Winston Strategic Advisor, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck * Nathalie Rayes, Executive Director, Fundación Azteca América * Jane Watson Stetson , Chair of the Partners for Community Wellness at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

* Public members:

* William Adams, Acting Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities

* Hon. James H. Billington , The Librarian of Congress * Sylvia Mathews Burwell , Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services * David J. Skorton , Secretary, Smithsonian Institution * Arne Duncan , Secretary, U.S. Department of Education * David Ferriero , Archivist of the United States
Archivist of the United States
* Fred P. Hochberg , Chair "> The History and Public Policy Program (HAPP) sponsored this 2009–2010 exhibit in the Memorial Hallway, Polish People's Republic—So Far Away and So Close By, which depicted key events in Polish history from 1944 to 1989.


Main article: North Korea International Documentation Project

The North Korea International Documentation Project translates and disseminates newly declassified documents about North Korea, largely drawing from its former communist allies. The documents are then distributed on the Wilson Center\'s Digital Archive site and curated in the project\'s dossier series.


Main article: Project On Emerging Nanotechnologies

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies was established in 2005 as a partnership between the Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Project is dedicated to helping ensure that, as nanotechnologies advance, possible risks are minimized, public and consumer engagement remain strong, and the potential benefits of these new technologies are realized.


* The Wilson Quarterly , the center's journal * Murray Feshbach * A National Strategic Narrative Another perspective on Woodrow Wilson Plaza. * Henri J. Barkey (tr)


* ^ http://gotothinktank.com/dev1/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/GoToReport2013.pdf * ^ "Wilson, Woodrow". * ^ "About Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars". Wilsoncenter.org. Retrieved 2014-02-01. * ^ http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=think_tanks * ^ https://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/wilson_center_plan_for_possible_lapse_in_federal_appropriation_revised_august_2015.pdf * ^ "Leadership". 7 June 2011. * ^ "Programs @ The Woodrow Wilson