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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is a presidential memorial that fosters scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and the social sciences. By bringing Fellows from around the world to Washington, D.C., encouraging discourse among disciplines and professions, and publishing the results of these activities, the Center enriches the quality of knowledge and debate in the nation’s capital and throughout the world.

The Woodrow Wilson Center was established by legislation in 1968 to symbolize and strengthen “the fruitful relation between the world of learning and the world of public affairs.” Created within the Smithsonian Institution, the Center has an independent Board of Trustees and administration. The Wilson Council is a group of private citizens who advise and support the Center. Funding for the Center comes from annual federal appropriations, private gifts and grants, and endowment income.

Additional Materials from The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Working Papers

Policy Briefs

Title: Water, Conflict, and Cooperation: Lessons From the Nile River Basin
Authors: Patricia Kameri-Mbote
Date: January 2007

Title: The Challenges Of Groundwater In Southern Africa
Authors: Anthony Turton
Date: January 2007

Title: The New Face of Water Conflict
Authors: Ken Conca
Date: November 2006

Title: Water can be a Pathway to Peace, Not War
Authors: Aaron Wolf
Date: July 2006

Title: Urbanization and poverty reduction - Subsidies to a research agenda and beyond
Authors: Jorge Wilheim
Date: February 2006

Title: Urban Studies in Cairo, Egypt
Authors: Dominique Harre-Rogers
Date: February 2006

Title: Ethnicity and Power in Contested Cities: the Historical Experience
Authors: A.C. Hepburn
Date: February 2006

Title: Health Crisis: HIV/AIDS in Developing World Cities
Authors: Martin Caceres
Date: June 2004

Title: The Role of the Central Public Market in a Twenty-first Century Metropolis
Authors: Maria Elena Ducci
Date: February 2004

Title: Reframing Urban Assistance: Scale, Ambition, and Possibility
Authors: Michael A. Cohen
Date: February 2004

Title: Perspectives on Urban Poverty in Latin America
Authors: Craig Fagan
Date: February 2004

Title: Cities as Economic Development Tools
Authors: Nigel Harris
Date: December 2002

Title: Against the Feminization of Policy
Authors: Ananya Roy
Date: November 2002

Title: Yet Another Transition? Urbanization, Class Formation, and the End of National Liberation Struggle in South Africa
Authors: David Everatt
Date: February 1999

Title: Water for Big Cities: Big Problems, Easy Solutions?
Authors: John Kalbermatten, Richard Middleton, Peter Rogers
Date: February 1999

Title: Urbanization and Security
Authors: Alan Gilbert
Date: February 1999

Title: Migration, Urbanization, and Social Adjustment
Authors: Michael J. White
Date: February 1999