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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, headquartered in a wing of the Ronald Reagan Building, in Washington D.C., is the country’s official living memorial to America’s 28th President. A non-partisan institution, the Wilson Center sponsors fellowships, initiatives, projects, and programs to commemorate the ideals Woodrow Wilson championed. The center provides a forum for linking the worlds of policies and ideas, through research, study, and discussions among an eclectic mix of esteemed individuals, from wide-ranging fields, whom the Wilson Center brings to Washington to foster dialogues on public policy issues, most of which are free, and open to the public.

 

The Wilson Center’s Director of its Middle East Program, Iranian-American Haleh Esfandiari, was arrested in Tehran on May 8, 2007, and detained in solitary confinement by the Iranian government. She was charged with seeking to topple that nation’s ruling establishment. After an international campaign on her behalf, Esfandiari was released on August 21, 2007, and returned to work at the Wilson Center shortly thereafter.

Statement on the Arrest in Tehran of Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program (News Release)

The "Crime" of Dialogue: ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Calls for Release of Haleh Esfandiari, Director of Wilson Center's Middle East Program (News Release)

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History:

Congress established the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Smithsonian Institution when it passed The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968. The act mandated that there be a Board of Trustees for the Wilson Center made up of 17 members, including the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of State, the Archivist of the United States, the Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Librarian of Congress, and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The President appoints the other ten members, nine from the private sector, and one from the federal government. The Trustees serve six-year terms, and provide guidance to the Center’s Director and staff; maintain and administer the Center, including the provision of facilities, staffing, and appointment of scholars; and where appropriate, provide stipends, grants, and fellowships to such scholars, from the United States and aboard. The Center is also to be advised and supported by the Wilson Council, a group of approximately 122 private citizens, whose members are drawn largely from the business world, and those in the professions and public service.

 

In 1976, the Wilson Center began printing The Wilson Quarterly, which features non-partisan and non-ideological articles by academicians, experts, and other voices, written for a broad audience, on issues that include politics and policy, culture, religion, and science. It currently has a readership of more than 60,000.

 

In 1988, the center launched production of a weekly radio program, Dialogue, which explores ideas and issues through in-depth half-hour interviews with renowned public figures. It was eventually developed into a television series, which is currently available in more than 30 million households across the United States. The radio version is heard weekly on 100 public and commercial U.S. radio stations and internationally on NPR Worldwide Satellite and Armed Forces Radio.

 

In 1997, the Wilson Center moved from its initial offices, in the Smithsonian Institution, to its current home in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

 

Since 1999, through an international competition, the Wilson Center has supported residential fellowships to academics, public officials, journalists, and business professionals, to conduct research and write in their areas of interest, and to interact with policymakers in Washington D.C. and other scholars and staff at the Wilson Center.

 

Also since 1999, the Wilson Center has set up an assortment of national and international programs, including: the Africa Program; Asia Program; Brazil Institute; Canada Institute; China Environment Forum; Cold War International History Project; Comparative Urban Studies Project; Congress Project; Environmental Change and Security Program; European Studies; History and Public Policy Program; International Security Studies; Kennan Institute; Kissinger Institute on China and the United States;  Global Health Initiative; Latin American Program; Mexico Institute; Middle East Program; North Korea International Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Program on America and the Global Economy; Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Science and Technology Innovation Program; United States Studies; and Wilson Center on the Hill..

 

In December 2003, the Wilson Center held a Serious Games Day, and on October 6, 2008, it opened a permanent exhibit on the life and legacy of Woodrow Wilson.

 

In 2010, the Wilson Center launched the Distinguished Scholars Initiative, which brings one or two preeminent scholars to the center each year to conduct research and participate in discussion on important public policy concerns.

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What it Does:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars brings preeminent thinkers from around the world to Washington D.C. for extended periods of time, to research, write, and interact with the Washington policy community. They include people in academia, the corporate sector, diplomats, the general public, government officials, individuals from the non-profit world, and journalists. The center provides around 150 residential scholars a year an office, telephone, computer, part-time research assistant, and stipend, with approximately 22-25 competing for fellowships for the full nine-month academic year. Roughly 70% of the visiting scholars are American, and about 70% are pursuing international policy issues. Close to 75 each year are in programs for Russian-area and East European specialists. There is also one fellowship named in honor of a former Center Fellow from St. Petersburg, who was murdered in her hometown in 1998: The Galina Starovoitova Fellowship.

 

Additional Wilson Center activities include:

  • Production of an e-newsletter, Wilson Weekly; a magazine, The Wilson Quarterly (readership 60,000); and occasional papers, special reports, and bulletins, on areas such as Cold War History, Eastern Europe, the environment, Latin America, and Russia.
  • Publishing about 15 new book titles every year, and sells about 15,000 copies annually. In addition, center scholars, fellows, and staff write about 50 books each year, which are subsequently published by U.S. and foreign presses.
  • Hosts a website which is visited about 125,000 times per month.
  • Various honors programs, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. 

 

From the Web Site of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Where Does the Money Go:

According to USASpending.gov, the Wilson Center has spent nearly $160,000 during this decade on 19 contractor transactions for services ranging from printing/binding ($23,042) and property maintenance/repair ($7,866) to office furniture ($7,565), motion picture cameras ($4,964) and public relations ($,4800).

 

The top recipients of contractor spending by the Wilson Center since 2002 were:

Ballantine                                                                                            $23,042

Paragon Communications Inc.                                                            $19,320

Commercial Carpets of America Inc.                                      $13,705

East View Information SVC                                                               $12,907

Reed Elsevier Group PLC                                                                  $11,148

 

WWICS Budget Justifications for FY 2013 (pdf)

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Former Directors:

Lee Hamilton

Lee H. Hamilton, who was the Director of the Wilson Center from 1999 until 2010, earned a BA from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1952, and a JD from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, in 1956. For the next ten years he worked as a lawyer in private practice. After that, he was elected, as part of the national Democratic landslide of 1964, to the House of Representatives, where he chaired many committees during his 34 years in the office, including the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. Since leaving Congress, Hamilton has also served in many political-related capacities, including as a member of the Hart-Rudman Commission; co-chair of the Baker-Hamilton Commission to Investigate Certain Security Issues at Los Alamos; as vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission; as a member of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform; and as co-chair, along with former Secretary of State James A. Baker, of the Iraq Study Group. Hamilton also sits on many advisory boards, including those to the CIA, the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, and the United States Army. In addition, he is an advisory board member and co-chair of the Partnership for a Secure America, and Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

 

Hamilton is also the author of two books: How Congress Works and Why You Should Care, Strengthening Congress, and A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress. In addition, he co-authored, with former Governor Thomas Kean, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.

 

A nine-mile stretch of I-265 and Indiana 265 in Floyd and Clark counties, part of Hamilton’s former House district, was designed the “Lee H. Hamilton Highway” shortly after his retirement from the House in 1999.

 

Lee H. Hamilton, a Compromiser Who Operates Above the Partisan Fray (by Philip Shenon, New York Times)

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Comments

Rory Sevy 6 months ago
so um I got an issue with I think demons. or they claim to be any way. does anybody know something about like the veil thinning in ones mind and like you start to perceive things your really not meant to. like say demonic entities. they claim to be anyway. um so I get a really good audio connection I mean crystyal clear. and sometimes I get visuals. I don't think I ever really get demonic visuals though I'm not sure what they are. I mean I didnt really believe in this stuff up until it started happening. I mean I always believed in god ofcourse. but then I started perceiving this demonic entity. he claims to be satan constantly though its doobious. its got to be impossible for a good hearted person like myself to inadvertently be in contact with satan himself. but he claims he is the devil incarnate and he is Curtis McCollum of Hooper Utah. He has a plan in place for complete domination. total domination. eternal suffering and torment on a scale of which is basically uncomprehendable. but the glimpses and what has been described to me through even himself is beyond my wildest nightmares. but apparently on this physical plane he has a plan by using his security clearance to get on base because he or the human he is possessing or controlling through means of lies and deceipt or may actually be incarnated (Curtis McCollum) has a job at Hill Air Force Base. Apparently he has gotten his hands on top secret technology (illegally I'm sure). some kind alien mechanical or robotic or machine of some kind which to us would be completely futuristic by our perceptions. so by using or possibly some kind of bone binding to this device creating some kind of basically cybornetic organism(organisms aren't always small). the person being bonded to this thing claims to be of demonic origin. or has become demonic over time. either way claims to be a demon. but as you know demons like to play tricks so they tell me many many things trying to distort the truth lest I figure it out and try to seek help. which is what I am doing because at this point and its been a long time coming I am finally fairly fairly certain I have it narrowed down. but I have heard often that he is in fact an extra terrestrial portraying satan. apparently he is some kind of fifth dimensional being shaped somewhat like a worm and he is many of them connected consciously within some sort of plasma bubble. but he is using some means of control over demons and uses his satan ruse to aid in this. or he is satan using the E.T. thing as a ruse, to deflect the truth, lest I figure it out and seek help. whatever he is he is evil. of the most horrific kind you never thought possible. this McCollum on this physical plane does extremely satanic and torturous things to his immediate family who are basically trapped in a hostage situation. even though it wouldn't appear that way. I mean do you think he would be so wreckless as to appear an evil man. its all about deception with him. he deceives his enemy (good in general; God) and he deceives even the people that "work" for him (for lack of a better term). tells them he will give them this and give them that and money and power and fame sometimes all kinds of stuff a human would be tempted into wanting. its almost cliché sometimes. but this is how its is. after years of carefully analyzing this, this is how I think it is. but in the end his servants get the exact thing they helped make happen. it seems surprisingly fitting if you think about it. the ethereal realm is one of the most consistant things through this trickery. I'm positive the etereal realm has everything to do with this. it would seem I have some sort of connection to the ether. something very strong. I think its usually a fairly calm place but at some point this (satan/McCollum) thing started to come into being and everything is not right there now (to put it mildly). apparently its frequented often by certain individuals some kind of place people go to to play with what they percieve as magic. and too often its energy is manipulated in the wrong way. a maleficent way. but I do think that there are beings gifted by a natural power that would give them a way to manipulate this energy in a natural and positive (benevolent) way. but so I'm wondering if there is like an unknown department of the government that handles this sort of paranormal, satanic, etc. problem the world may be facing right now. or some tricks to ward off demonic entities. I keep faith but their influence is heavy. I wish I could get into contact with some government officials or somebody with good valid knowledge of things super natural. also i believe there is some type of pshychological warfare techniques/devices (nazi origin) at work here possibly. some kind of way of communicating wirelessly. by tapping into the frequencies of your mind somehow. i dont know what kind of technology is capable of that. im sure the general public is'nt privy to such knowledge. maybe it was tucked away at some military installment and somebody got there hands on it . totally possible. a demonoid with technology ?... alot of strange things could become of that.. this whole satan thing is a really big deal. it threatenes everybody. Im getting its a threat to every being on every plane. and like i mentioned earlier eternal suffering and torment on a scale of which is uncomprehendable. to be hearing this is ridiculously concerning to me. i mean obviously it should be to anybody. im taking this very seriously because im a very rational, logical, mellow, loving, god loving, even analytical type of person. so this starts to happen and i pay close close attention for a number of years now and im certain these are outside forces of some kind. i mean the pure evil im experiencing is so forein to my reality. and after close what i would say, analysis, these personalities are i mean intelligent, they use different vocabulary as myself. these are legit entities im engaging with. i think these problems need official authority review (Government perferrably) with myself as a medium i guess i would say. i would gladly work with any body with any true knowledge of things that relate to any of these type of phenomena of technology. thanks. god bless.
Nona 4 years ago
That seems like an awfully big budget for what appears to be not much worthwhile activity. "According to USASpending.gov, the Wilson Center has spent nearly $160,000 during this decade on 19 contractor transactions for services ranging from printing/binding ($23,042) and property maintenance/repair ($7,866) to office furniture ($7,565), motion picture cameras ($4,964) and public relations ($,4800)." Itty bitty amounts for itty bitty projects. Could you cut a million out of your budet? We are broke.
江生亮 9 years ago
Dear Sir : I note that the page number is not right in Budget Justification for FY 2008 (PDF), for example , latin america program is on page 52 ,not on 49 as showed in TABLE OF CONTENTS . Just a little mistake . Best wishes . Jiang

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Founded: 1968
Annual Budget: $10.5 million (FY 2013 Request) The Wilson Center is supported by a combination of: government appropriations, which provide approximately one third of the center’s annual operating cost; private funds from across the country, and around the world, mostly from individuals, some from corporate donors; grants; endowments; The Wilson Quarterly subscription sales; and royalties from the sales of books it publishes.
Employees: 52 (FY 2013 Estimate)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center)
Nides, Thomas
Chair

Tom Nides has been chair of the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) since September 2013. The Wilson Center is an academic institution that sponsors fellowships and programs linking policies and ideas through research and dialog. It would be completely defunded under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

 

An active Wall Street Democrat, Nides raised more than $100,000 as a Hillary Clinton bundler in 2008, and provided informal advice to her 2016 run. When Wikileaks released hacked Clinton campaign emails in July 2016, it revealed that Nides had advised Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta in March 2015 to “pull the official” emails off of Clinton’s private server, exclaiming that “you know as well as I every god damn cabinet officer and WH staff uses there (sic) gmail account!” Later that year, he twice gave Podesta advance word about embargoed polls, possibly getting the information from his wife, Virginia Moseley, who is the Washington deputy bureau chief and vice president for CNN.

 

Thomas R. Nides was born in 1961 in Duluth, Minnesota, the youngest of eight children born to Shirley (Gavronsky), a teacher, and Arnold R. Nides, who owned a consumer lending company, and was president of Temple Israel and the Duluth Jewish Federation. In 1979, Nides scored a coup when he got Vice President Walter Mondale to speak at his Duluth East High School graduation.

 

Nides earned a B.A. in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1983. After his freshman year, he spent the summer of 1980 as a Mondale intern. Four years later, Nides was the Minnesota field director for Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign.

 

After graduating, Nides leveraged his political work and contacts into a pair of jobs for prominent Congressmen. From 1986 to 1989, Nides was chief of staff for House Majority Whip Tony Coelho (D-California), and then chief of staff for House Speaker Tom Foley (D-Washington) from 1989 to 1993.

 

In 1994, he served as chief of staff for United States Trade Representative Mickey Kantor.

 

Heading to Wall Street for the first time, Nides was head of corporate affairs at Dean Witter Discover & Co. from March 1996 to June 1997, leaving shortly after Dean Witter merged with Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley.

 

Not happy with life in New York, Nides returned to Washington to join Fannie Mae as senior vice president of human resources in June 1997, holding this position until April 2001. During that time, Nides took a leave of absence to manage the 2000 vice presidential campaign of Senator Joseph Lieberman, then a Democrat.

 

Returning to the private sector, Nides was chief administrative officer at Credit Suisse/First Boston USA from June 2001 to June 2004; president & CEO of PR firm Worldwide Burson-Marsteller from November 2004 to August 2005; and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley from September 2005 to January 2010.

 

Nides went back to public service in January 2011, serving as deputy secretary of state for management and resources until February 2013, when he returned to Morgan Stanley as vice chairman.

 

Nides serves on the board of the Urban Alliance Foundation and the Atlantic Council; he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Thomas Nides and Virginia Moseley have been married since 1992. They have two children.

-Matt Bewig

 

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Wikipedia Profile

The Democrats’ Fight Over Finance: Movement between Wall Street and Washington is as Old as the Republic, but this Year a Resurgent Left is Pushing Back (by Alec MacGillis, New Yorker)

Wall Street Fixer Goes to Washington: From John Mack to Hillary Clinton, Tom Nides is an Expert at Making Himself Useful to Powerful People (by Dan Freed, The Street) 

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Harman, Jane
Previous Director

Jane Harman announced on February 7, 2011, that she was resigning as a U.S. congresswoman to become head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington, D.C. think tank devoted to the ideals of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Her husband, Sidney Harman, died two months later. At the time of her resignation, Harman was the third richest member of Congress, behind only Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California).

 
Jane Harman was born Jane Margaret Lakes in New York City on June 28, 1945, to Lucille Geier and Adolph N. Lakes, a doctor. She graduated from University High School in Los Angeles in 1962, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College in 1966. She added a law degree at Harvard University School of Law in 1969.
 
In Washington, D.C., during the 1970s, Harman served as Chief Legislative Assistant to California Senator John Tunney, as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. In the Carter Administration, she worked as Special Counsel to the Department of Defense and, from 1977-1978, as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Cabinet.
 
Harman joined the Democratic National Committee, serving as Counsel for its 1984 platform committee and, from 1986 to 1992, as chair of its National Lawyer’s Council. She concurrently practiced law with various law firms in Washington, D.C.
 
In 1992, Harman was elected to the U.S. Congress, where she served as a U.S. Representative through 1998. After an unsuccessful run for California governor that year, she briefly taught public policy as a Regent’s Professor at UCLA.
 
In 2000, Harman was re-elected to Congress, where she continued to serve until 2011.
 
Her husband, Sidney Harman, died April 12, 2011. He was a former Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce and two-time owner of the multi-million-dollar company, Harman International Industries (previously Harman Kardon). In August 2010, Sidney Harman bought Newsweek. The couple had two children, Daniel Geier and Justine Leigh, as well as two children—Brian and Hillary Frank—from Harman’s first marriage to Richard Frank. She also has three grandchildren.
                                               
Jane Harman (Wikipedia)
 
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Overview:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, headquartered in a wing of the Ronald Reagan Building, in Washington D.C., is the country’s official living memorial to America’s 28th President. A non-partisan institution, the Wilson Center sponsors fellowships, initiatives, projects, and programs to commemorate the ideals Woodrow Wilson championed. The center provides a forum for linking the worlds of policies and ideas, through research, study, and discussions among an eclectic mix of esteemed individuals, from wide-ranging fields, whom the Wilson Center brings to Washington to foster dialogues on public policy issues, most of which are free, and open to the public.

 

The Wilson Center’s Director of its Middle East Program, Iranian-American Haleh Esfandiari, was arrested in Tehran on May 8, 2007, and detained in solitary confinement by the Iranian government. She was charged with seeking to topple that nation’s ruling establishment. After an international campaign on her behalf, Esfandiari was released on August 21, 2007, and returned to work at the Wilson Center shortly thereafter.

Statement on the Arrest in Tehran of Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program (News Release)

The "Crime" of Dialogue: ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Calls for Release of Haleh Esfandiari, Director of Wilson Center's Middle East Program (News Release)

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History:

Congress established the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Smithsonian Institution when it passed The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968. The act mandated that there be a Board of Trustees for the Wilson Center made up of 17 members, including the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of State, the Archivist of the United States, the Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Librarian of Congress, and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The President appoints the other ten members, nine from the private sector, and one from the federal government. The Trustees serve six-year terms, and provide guidance to the Center’s Director and staff; maintain and administer the Center, including the provision of facilities, staffing, and appointment of scholars; and where appropriate, provide stipends, grants, and fellowships to such scholars, from the United States and aboard. The Center is also to be advised and supported by the Wilson Council, a group of approximately 122 private citizens, whose members are drawn largely from the business world, and those in the professions and public service.

 

In 1976, the Wilson Center began printing The Wilson Quarterly, which features non-partisan and non-ideological articles by academicians, experts, and other voices, written for a broad audience, on issues that include politics and policy, culture, religion, and science. It currently has a readership of more than 60,000.

 

In 1988, the center launched production of a weekly radio program, Dialogue, which explores ideas and issues through in-depth half-hour interviews with renowned public figures. It was eventually developed into a television series, which is currently available in more than 30 million households across the United States. The radio version is heard weekly on 100 public and commercial U.S. radio stations and internationally on NPR Worldwide Satellite and Armed Forces Radio.

 

In 1997, the Wilson Center moved from its initial offices, in the Smithsonian Institution, to its current home in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

 

Since 1999, through an international competition, the Wilson Center has supported residential fellowships to academics, public officials, journalists, and business professionals, to conduct research and write in their areas of interest, and to interact with policymakers in Washington D.C. and other scholars and staff at the Wilson Center.

 

Also since 1999, the Wilson Center has set up an assortment of national and international programs, including: the Africa Program; Asia Program; Brazil Institute; Canada Institute; China Environment Forum; Cold War International History Project; Comparative Urban Studies Project; Congress Project; Environmental Change and Security Program; European Studies; History and Public Policy Program; International Security Studies; Kennan Institute; Kissinger Institute on China and the United States;  Global Health Initiative; Latin American Program; Mexico Institute; Middle East Program; North Korea International Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Program on America and the Global Economy; Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Science and Technology Innovation Program; United States Studies; and Wilson Center on the Hill..

 

In December 2003, the Wilson Center held a Serious Games Day, and on October 6, 2008, it opened a permanent exhibit on the life and legacy of Woodrow Wilson.

 

In 2010, the Wilson Center launched the Distinguished Scholars Initiative, which brings one or two preeminent scholars to the center each year to conduct research and participate in discussion on important public policy concerns.

more
What it Does:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars brings preeminent thinkers from around the world to Washington D.C. for extended periods of time, to research, write, and interact with the Washington policy community. They include people in academia, the corporate sector, diplomats, the general public, government officials, individuals from the non-profit world, and journalists. The center provides around 150 residential scholars a year an office, telephone, computer, part-time research assistant, and stipend, with approximately 22-25 competing for fellowships for the full nine-month academic year. Roughly 70% of the visiting scholars are American, and about 70% are pursuing international policy issues. Close to 75 each year are in programs for Russian-area and East European specialists. There is also one fellowship named in honor of a former Center Fellow from St. Petersburg, who was murdered in her hometown in 1998: The Galina Starovoitova Fellowship.

 

Additional Wilson Center activities include:

  • Production of an e-newsletter, Wilson Weekly; a magazine, The Wilson Quarterly (readership 60,000); and occasional papers, special reports, and bulletins, on areas such as Cold War History, Eastern Europe, the environment, Latin America, and Russia.
  • Publishing about 15 new book titles every year, and sells about 15,000 copies annually. In addition, center scholars, fellows, and staff write about 50 books each year, which are subsequently published by U.S. and foreign presses.
  • Hosts a website which is visited about 125,000 times per month.
  • Various honors programs, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. 

 

From the Web Site of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Events

Fellowships and Grants

Fellowship Application

News

Press Room

Programs

Publications

Regions

Scholars and Their Projects

Topics

TV and Radio

Wilson Center Experts

Woodrow Wilson Awards

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

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Where Does the Money Go:

According to USASpending.gov, the Wilson Center has spent nearly $160,000 during this decade on 19 contractor transactions for services ranging from printing/binding ($23,042) and property maintenance/repair ($7,866) to office furniture ($7,565), motion picture cameras ($4,964) and public relations ($,4800).

 

The top recipients of contractor spending by the Wilson Center since 2002 were:

Ballantine                                                                                            $23,042

Paragon Communications Inc.                                                            $19,320

Commercial Carpets of America Inc.                                      $13,705

East View Information SVC                                                               $12,907

Reed Elsevier Group PLC                                                                  $11,148

 

WWICS Budget Justifications for FY 2013 (pdf)

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Former Directors:

Lee Hamilton

Lee H. Hamilton, who was the Director of the Wilson Center from 1999 until 2010, earned a BA from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1952, and a JD from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, in 1956. For the next ten years he worked as a lawyer in private practice. After that, he was elected, as part of the national Democratic landslide of 1964, to the House of Representatives, where he chaired many committees during his 34 years in the office, including the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. Since leaving Congress, Hamilton has also served in many political-related capacities, including as a member of the Hart-Rudman Commission; co-chair of the Baker-Hamilton Commission to Investigate Certain Security Issues at Los Alamos; as vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission; as a member of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform; and as co-chair, along with former Secretary of State James A. Baker, of the Iraq Study Group. Hamilton also sits on many advisory boards, including those to the CIA, the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, and the United States Army. In addition, he is an advisory board member and co-chair of the Partnership for a Secure America, and Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

 

Hamilton is also the author of two books: How Congress Works and Why You Should Care, Strengthening Congress, and A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress. In addition, he co-authored, with former Governor Thomas Kean, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.

 

A nine-mile stretch of I-265 and Indiana 265 in Floyd and Clark counties, part of Hamilton’s former House district, was designed the “Lee H. Hamilton Highway” shortly after his retirement from the House in 1999.

 

Lee H. Hamilton, a Compromiser Who Operates Above the Partisan Fray (by Philip Shenon, New York Times)

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Comments

Rory Sevy 6 months ago
so um I got an issue with I think demons. or they claim to be any way. does anybody know something about like the veil thinning in ones mind and like you start to perceive things your really not meant to. like say demonic entities. they claim to be anyway. um so I get a really good audio connection I mean crystyal clear. and sometimes I get visuals. I don't think I ever really get demonic visuals though I'm not sure what they are. I mean I didnt really believe in this stuff up until it started happening. I mean I always believed in god ofcourse. but then I started perceiving this demonic entity. he claims to be satan constantly though its doobious. its got to be impossible for a good hearted person like myself to inadvertently be in contact with satan himself. but he claims he is the devil incarnate and he is Curtis McCollum of Hooper Utah. He has a plan in place for complete domination. total domination. eternal suffering and torment on a scale of which is basically uncomprehendable. but the glimpses and what has been described to me through even himself is beyond my wildest nightmares. but apparently on this physical plane he has a plan by using his security clearance to get on base because he or the human he is possessing or controlling through means of lies and deceipt or may actually be incarnated (Curtis McCollum) has a job at Hill Air Force Base. Apparently he has gotten his hands on top secret technology (illegally I'm sure). some kind alien mechanical or robotic or machine of some kind which to us would be completely futuristic by our perceptions. so by using or possibly some kind of bone binding to this device creating some kind of basically cybornetic organism(organisms aren't always small). the person being bonded to this thing claims to be of demonic origin. or has become demonic over time. either way claims to be a demon. but as you know demons like to play tricks so they tell me many many things trying to distort the truth lest I figure it out and try to seek help. which is what I am doing because at this point and its been a long time coming I am finally fairly fairly certain I have it narrowed down. but I have heard often that he is in fact an extra terrestrial portraying satan. apparently he is some kind of fifth dimensional being shaped somewhat like a worm and he is many of them connected consciously within some sort of plasma bubble. but he is using some means of control over demons and uses his satan ruse to aid in this. or he is satan using the E.T. thing as a ruse, to deflect the truth, lest I figure it out and seek help. whatever he is he is evil. of the most horrific kind you never thought possible. this McCollum on this physical plane does extremely satanic and torturous things to his immediate family who are basically trapped in a hostage situation. even though it wouldn't appear that way. I mean do you think he would be so wreckless as to appear an evil man. its all about deception with him. he deceives his enemy (good in general; God) and he deceives even the people that "work" for him (for lack of a better term). tells them he will give them this and give them that and money and power and fame sometimes all kinds of stuff a human would be tempted into wanting. its almost cliché sometimes. but this is how its is. after years of carefully analyzing this, this is how I think it is. but in the end his servants get the exact thing they helped make happen. it seems surprisingly fitting if you think about it. the ethereal realm is one of the most consistant things through this trickery. I'm positive the etereal realm has everything to do with this. it would seem I have some sort of connection to the ether. something very strong. I think its usually a fairly calm place but at some point this (satan/McCollum) thing started to come into being and everything is not right there now (to put it mildly). apparently its frequented often by certain individuals some kind of place people go to to play with what they percieve as magic. and too often its energy is manipulated in the wrong way. a maleficent way. but I do think that there are beings gifted by a natural power that would give them a way to manipulate this energy in a natural and positive (benevolent) way. but so I'm wondering if there is like an unknown department of the government that handles this sort of paranormal, satanic, etc. problem the world may be facing right now. or some tricks to ward off demonic entities. I keep faith but their influence is heavy. I wish I could get into contact with some government officials or somebody with good valid knowledge of things super natural. also i believe there is some type of pshychological warfare techniques/devices (nazi origin) at work here possibly. some kind of way of communicating wirelessly. by tapping into the frequencies of your mind somehow. i dont know what kind of technology is capable of that. im sure the general public is'nt privy to such knowledge. maybe it was tucked away at some military installment and somebody got there hands on it . totally possible. a demonoid with technology ?... alot of strange things could become of that.. this whole satan thing is a really big deal. it threatenes everybody. Im getting its a threat to every being on every plane. and like i mentioned earlier eternal suffering and torment on a scale of which is uncomprehendable. to be hearing this is ridiculously concerning to me. i mean obviously it should be to anybody. im taking this very seriously because im a very rational, logical, mellow, loving, god loving, even analytical type of person. so this starts to happen and i pay close close attention for a number of years now and im certain these are outside forces of some kind. i mean the pure evil im experiencing is so forein to my reality. and after close what i would say, analysis, these personalities are i mean intelligent, they use different vocabulary as myself. these are legit entities im engaging with. i think these problems need official authority review (Government perferrably) with myself as a medium i guess i would say. i would gladly work with any body with any true knowledge of things that relate to any of these type of phenomena of technology. thanks. god bless.
Nona 4 years ago
That seems like an awfully big budget for what appears to be not much worthwhile activity. "According to USASpending.gov, the Wilson Center has spent nearly $160,000 during this decade on 19 contractor transactions for services ranging from printing/binding ($23,042) and property maintenance/repair ($7,866) to office furniture ($7,565), motion picture cameras ($4,964) and public relations ($,4800)." Itty bitty amounts for itty bitty projects. Could you cut a million out of your budet? We are broke.
江生亮 9 years ago
Dear Sir : I note that the page number is not right in Budget Justification for FY 2008 (PDF), for example , latin america program is on page 52 ,not on 49 as showed in TABLE OF CONTENTS . Just a little mistake . Best wishes . Jiang

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Founded: 1968
Annual Budget: $10.5 million (FY 2013 Request) The Wilson Center is supported by a combination of: government appropriations, which provide approximately one third of the center’s annual operating cost; private funds from across the country, and around the world, mostly from individuals, some from corporate donors; grants; endowments; The Wilson Quarterly subscription sales; and royalties from the sales of books it publishes.
Employees: 52 (FY 2013 Estimate)
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Nides, Thomas
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Tom Nides has been chair of the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) since September 2013. The Wilson Center is an academic institution that sponsors fellowships and programs linking policies and ideas through research and dialog. It would be completely defunded under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

 

An active Wall Street Democrat, Nides raised more than $100,000 as a Hillary Clinton bundler in 2008, and provided informal advice to her 2016 run. When Wikileaks released hacked Clinton campaign emails in July 2016, it revealed that Nides had advised Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta in March 2015 to “pull the official” emails off of Clinton’s private server, exclaiming that “you know as well as I every god damn cabinet officer and WH staff uses there (sic) gmail account!” Later that year, he twice gave Podesta advance word about embargoed polls, possibly getting the information from his wife, Virginia Moseley, who is the Washington deputy bureau chief and vice president for CNN.

 

Thomas R. Nides was born in 1961 in Duluth, Minnesota, the youngest of eight children born to Shirley (Gavronsky), a teacher, and Arnold R. Nides, who owned a consumer lending company, and was president of Temple Israel and the Duluth Jewish Federation. In 1979, Nides scored a coup when he got Vice President Walter Mondale to speak at his Duluth East High School graduation.

 

Nides earned a B.A. in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1983. After his freshman year, he spent the summer of 1980 as a Mondale intern. Four years later, Nides was the Minnesota field director for Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign.

 

After graduating, Nides leveraged his political work and contacts into a pair of jobs for prominent Congressmen. From 1986 to 1989, Nides was chief of staff for House Majority Whip Tony Coelho (D-California), and then chief of staff for House Speaker Tom Foley (D-Washington) from 1989 to 1993.

 

In 1994, he served as chief of staff for United States Trade Representative Mickey Kantor.

 

Heading to Wall Street for the first time, Nides was head of corporate affairs at Dean Witter Discover & Co. from March 1996 to June 1997, leaving shortly after Dean Witter merged with Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley.

 

Not happy with life in New York, Nides returned to Washington to join Fannie Mae as senior vice president of human resources in June 1997, holding this position until April 2001. During that time, Nides took a leave of absence to manage the 2000 vice presidential campaign of Senator Joseph Lieberman, then a Democrat.

 

Returning to the private sector, Nides was chief administrative officer at Credit Suisse/First Boston USA from June 2001 to June 2004; president & CEO of PR firm Worldwide Burson-Marsteller from November 2004 to August 2005; and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley from September 2005 to January 2010.

 

Nides went back to public service in January 2011, serving as deputy secretary of state for management and resources until February 2013, when he returned to Morgan Stanley as vice chairman.

 

Nides serves on the board of the Urban Alliance Foundation and the Atlantic Council; he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Thomas Nides and Virginia Moseley have been married since 1992. They have two children.

-Matt Bewig

 

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Harman, Jane
Previous Director

Jane Harman announced on February 7, 2011, that she was resigning as a U.S. congresswoman to become head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington, D.C. think tank devoted to the ideals of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Her husband, Sidney Harman, died two months later. At the time of her resignation, Harman was the third richest member of Congress, behind only Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California).

 
Jane Harman was born Jane Margaret Lakes in New York City on June 28, 1945, to Lucille Geier and Adolph N. Lakes, a doctor. She graduated from University High School in Los Angeles in 1962, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College in 1966. She added a law degree at Harvard University School of Law in 1969.
 
In Washington, D.C., during the 1970s, Harman served as Chief Legislative Assistant to California Senator John Tunney, as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. In the Carter Administration, she worked as Special Counsel to the Department of Defense and, from 1977-1978, as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Cabinet.
 
Harman joined the Democratic National Committee, serving as Counsel for its 1984 platform committee and, from 1986 to 1992, as chair of its National Lawyer’s Council. She concurrently practiced law with various law firms in Washington, D.C.
 
In 1992, Harman was elected to the U.S. Congress, where she served as a U.S. Representative through 1998. After an unsuccessful run for California governor that year, she briefly taught public policy as a Regent’s Professor at UCLA.
 
In 2000, Harman was re-elected to Congress, where she continued to serve until 2011.
 
Her husband, Sidney Harman, died April 12, 2011. He was a former Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce and two-time owner of the multi-million-dollar company, Harman International Industries (previously Harman Kardon). In August 2010, Sidney Harman bought Newsweek. The couple had two children, Daniel Geier and Justine Leigh, as well as two children—Brian and Hillary Frank—from Harman’s first marriage to Richard Frank. She also has three grandchildren.
                                               
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