Wilson Center
Wilson Center

Founding Year: 1968

Staff: 433

Budget: $14.1m (2022)

Mark Green (Director, President, CEO) and Bill Haslam (Chair)

It looks into issues like environmental security and peacebuilding, sustainable development and climate resilience, as well as population and environmental dynamic. Hence, it acts as a “non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.” It was Chartered by Congress, and is also known as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Work regions:

Programs:

Institutes:

Major Projects and Initiatives:

  • Digital Futures Project – Dedicated “to understanding the ways in which emerging technologies shape policymaking.” This project tries to be “a map to the constraints and opportunities generated by innovations around the corner – a resource for policymakers navigating a world they didn’t build.”
  • China Environment Forum – Aims “to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges” by playing “a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.”
  • Maternal Health Initiative – Promotes “dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers” by working towards the most basic human rights for women.
  • Urban Sustainability Laboratory – Focusedd to advance “solutions to urban challenges—such as poverty, exclusion, insecurity, and environmental degradation—by promoting evidence-based research to support sustainable, equitable and peaceful cities.”

Publications:

  • An array of 10 blogs covering the different topics the center works on
  • A video on demand platform with briefings, conversations, and reports
  • Multiple series of podcasts on global issues
  • New Security Beat – A blog concerned with the interconnection of sustainability and security
  • A extensive library of books published through the Woodrow Wilson Center Press
  • 700+ op-eds and commentaries
  • 150+ policy briefs
  • 300+ reports
  • The Wilson Quarterly – This online magazine takes “a deep and satisfying dive into a single topic or theme that is shaping our world, presenting a compelling range of angles, voices, and visuals.”

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Wilson Center contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    Calls for an end to poverty globally by 2030 and promotes increased access to basic services and social protection.
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  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    Aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being
    Aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, by reducing mortality rates and increasing access to equitable health care for men and women.
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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    Aims to end gender discrimination in all forms and promote equal opportunity for all women and girls in terms of education, career, and sexual/reproductive rights.
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  • SDG 6 -Clean Water and Sanitisation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by promoting global access to adequate sanitation and hygiene.
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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by promoting affordable and reliable energy sources.
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  • SDG 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.  
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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Aims to achieve economic growth by reducing inequalities regarding social, economic and political opportunities and freedoms.
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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Aims to promote the globalization of sustainable cities and communities in turn providing universal safe and affordable housing.
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  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Aims to create responsible and sustainable practices involving consumption and production through efficiently using natural resources.
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  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    Calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through global awareness, education, and integration into government policies.
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  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    Calls to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and prevent and reduce marine pollution in order to protect ecosystems and achieve healthy oceans.
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  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    Aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Calls to reduce all forms of violence and deaths related to violence and to end abuse and exploitation
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  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
    Aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing domestic resources in order to provide support for developing countries.
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