4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "Canada’s Walmart-Style Defense Policy: Lessons from a not-so-grand Grand Strategy"

July 29, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
As the government of Canada cuts back on defense spending after years of significant increases, critics lament the lack of a ‘‘grand strategy’’ in favor of a more economical approach to defense spending. Though criticized as free riding, this approach has allowed Canada to achieve security at home while deploying Canada’s military forces selectively yet effectively. Please join the Canada Institute for our first "Lunch and Learn" with Christian Leuprecht Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute to discuss current state of Canada's military.

Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "The Left Turn in Alberta: What Does it Mean for the Energy Industry and for the Canadian Federal Election?"

August 06, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The New Democratic Party’s stunning election victory in Alberta this spring has added another wrinkle to the already tumultuous story of Alberta’s, and Canada’s, year in energy. David Docherty will discuss how the new government’s policies could affect energy production in Alberta and what the NDP’s win in Alberta could mean for the federal election in the fall.

Seeking Historical Reconciliation: The U.S. Role in Fostering Relations Between Japan and South Korea

July 23, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Democratic ideals and cultural exchanges among nations have been seen as effective tools to encourage reconciliation between former adversaries. But that seemingly has not been the case in relations between Japan and South Korea, even if democratic values are shared. Wilson Center Fellow and Waseda University professor Toyomi Asano notes that it is important to share memories of the United States-led process of decolonization after the Japanese Empire’s defeat.

To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

May 20, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
The meaning of citizenship has changed profoundly over the twentieth century, with women experiencing the most radical shifts in how their rights and duties have been defined and protected by the state. Visiting Scholar Maria Bucur follows the changes that have affected women in Romania in the area of property rights.

A Global Problem: the European Parliament’s Effort to Combat Tax Inversion

April 08, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed growing concern about tax inversion and its impact on both investment and tax revenues. In recent years, the practice has been the subject of heated public debate both in the US and in the European Union. In February 2015, following public and political interest in advanced tax ruling practices in Member States, the European Parliament set up the TAXE committee. Alain Lamassoure, Chairman of the TAXE committee, will speak about this unique initiative of the European Parliament and of the need of transatlantic cooperation in this field.

SEEWAY Art Exhibit by Wanda Koop

March 20, 2015 // 4:30pm — 6:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center for the opening of SEEWAY, an exhibit from celebrated, contemporary Canadian artist, Wanda Koop. SEEWAY is a luminous collection of images reflecting Koop's journey down the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Discussion with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie

February 20, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The Canada Institute hosted a discussion with Quebec’s Minister for International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre, moderated by Canada Institute Director David Biette.

The Effects of Canadian Trade & Investment on U.S. Employment

December 09, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Peter Dixon's study on the dependence of U.S. jobs on trade and investment with Canada uses an economic model to look at how employment in the United States would be affected by a cessation of bilateral trade. In doing so, Dixon and his colleagues conclude that nearly 9 million jobs in the United States, in every state and congressional district, are supported by trade and investment with Canada.
North America

35 Ways to Improve North American Competitiveness

November 12, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The Canada Institute is pleased to host Eric Miller, Vice President for Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY), chair of the Northern Border Caucus, to discuss the new report "Made in North America: An Operations Roadmap for a More Competitive Region." Written by Miller, John Dillon, and Colin Robertson, the report will lay out clear steps that Mexico, Canada, and the United States can take to improve the region's borders, infrastructure, energy cooperation, skills, and regulatory cooperation.

Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

October 06, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented his new team of 28 Commissioners, who will now be scrutinised by the European Parliament through hearings taking place from 29 September to 7 October. One of the most high-profile hearings will surround the designated High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who also will serve as Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini.

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