Borderlines: Canada in North America

Feb 27, 2003

BorderLines: Canada in North America
A look at Canada-U.S. relations from the United States


THURSDAY, February 27, 2003, 9:00-10:30am
US Capitol, Room H-137
Canada and Borders, Canada and U.S. Security
Chair: Tim Woodcock, William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce, University of Maine
1. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
2. Peter Boehm, Canadian Embassy
3. Chris Hornbarger, Homeland Security Council, The White House
4. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) (invited)

10:30-11:45am
How Does Congress View Canada?
Chair: Les Munson, former senior staff member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
1. Bob Van Wicklin, Legislative Director and Press Secretary to Rep. Amo Houghton (R-NY)
2. Paul Frazer, Murphy Frazer & Selfridge

12:15-1:45pm
Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th floor conference room
Chair: Alan Broadbent, Chairman, Avana Capital
Luncheon address by Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States:
"A Better Way to Conduct Canadian-U.S. Relations"

2:00-3:00pm
Introduction and Overview
Chair: Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto
1. Lee H. Hamilton, Director, Woodrow Wilson Center
2. David Massell, University of Vermont

3:15-4:30pm
How Is Canada Viewed in Washington?
Chair: Peter Stephens, The Washington Center
1. John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail
2. Jim Derham, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State or Nancy Mason, Director, Office of Canadian Affairs
3. Maryscott Greenwood, McKenna Long & Aldridge

4:45-6:00pm
Canadian success in the US
Chair: David Biette, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1. Adele Hurley, University of Toronto
2. Jim LeBlanc, S&H/LeBlanc International
3. TBD

6:15-7:15pm Reception

7:30-9:00pm TVOntario Town Hall live broadcast at MHz (Ronald Reagan Building: Use 14th Street or Metro entrance)

FRIDAY, February 28
9:00-10:30am
Defense and Security: What Should Canada's Role Be?
Chair: Dwight Mason, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies
1. Jack David, U.S. Chairman, Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada-United States
2. Gregory D. Foster, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
3. Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General (U.S. Department of Justice), Criminal Division

10:45am-12:00noon
Resource Issues: Water and Energy
Chair: Richard Gwyn, Toronto Star
1. James G. Chandler, Legal Advisor, International Joint Commission
2. Joseph M. Dukert, Independent Energy Consultant
3.

12:15-1:45pm Luncheon
Chair: Peter White, Hollinger Corp.
Remarks by: John LaFalce, former Member of Congress

1:45-3:15pm
Trade and Economic Issues: Is a Grand Bargain Feasible?
Chair: Brian Lee Crowley, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
1. John Simpson, American Association of Exporters and Importers
2. Bill Merkin, Strategic Policy (former U.S. trade official)
3. Sidney Weintraub, Center for Strategic and International Studies

3:15-4:00pm
Canada in North America
Chair: Christopher Sands, Senior Associate, Canada Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
1. Carlos Rico, Mexican Embassy
2. Samuel Brock, Director for Canadian and Mexican Affairs, National Security Council

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