Featured Programs and Events

How can we understand and contest the global wave of violence against women? In this book, Alison Brysk shows that gender violence across countries tends to change as countries develop and liberalize, but not in the ways that we might predict.

"The public world of gender relations is exploding around us. The private world of relationships, families, and sex is a minefield of power and love. There has never, ever, in the 8,000 year history of our male-dominated world, been a moment quite like this. You and I are living it. The gender equality revolution."

As the nature of security challenges has changed due to the rise of non-state actors and security threats such as cyber-attacks, EU and NATO military operations must adapt in order to remain effective.  One way to increase both effectiveness and credibility is to improve the role of women in the EU and NATO operations both on the ground and in terms of leadership positions. Having a more balanced representation of gender makes missions more reflective of the countries carrying them out as well as the countries in which they take place, thereby enhancing the credibility of missions via vis the public and the local populations.

Wilson Center President, Director & CEO Jane Harman will host a conversation with National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova about the future of innovation. This discussion will showcase NSF’s investments in fundamental research, its contributions to innovation and business and highlight Dr. Córdova - an astrophysicist, ground breaking female scientist, agency head, and Washington thought leader.

Shari Duval was desperate for a solution to help her son Brett when he returned from serving in Iraq, suffering from PTSD. She stumbled on a story about a service dog helping a veteran and that story sparked an idea. That idea, to start a service dog agency for veterans, gave Brett new hope. Together, the two formed K9s for Warriors, which pairs veterans with service dogs. 

On September 20, 2018, Pew Research Center published a report that examines Americans’ views on the state of female leadership in the country today and the obstacles women face. With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterms, these findings become increasingly important as they help us understand the current political landscape.