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The Impact of Local Law Enforcement at the Canada-U.S. Border

June 14, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Stretching 5,525 miles, the Canada-United States border is the longest international boundary in the world. Every day, border officers from both nations inspect about a billion dollars in trade and hundreds of thousands of people in order to interdict harmful goods and persons at our shared crossing. However, the agencies in charge of the border and customs only have primary jurisdiction along the band that makes up the international boundary. Outside of that area, border security is left to other federal, state, and provincial police forces.

Chinese Investment in North American Energy

May 31, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
As world energy demand soars, nations and corporations around the globe are seeking new resources and techniques for expanding energy production. The Canada Institute and China Environment Forum will examine these issues and the future of the Chinese-North American energy relationship.

Population Projections: Breaking Down the Assumptions

June 05, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Although the pace of world population growth has declined, it has not stopped and future projections remain uncertain. Further, the amount of uncertainty is significant: The difference between the United Nation’s high and low estimates for 2050 is 2.5 billion people. The assumptions that go into them are therefore very important to understand.

People and the Planet (Report Launch)

June 04, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Rapid and widespread changes in global population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption, present profound challenges to human health and well-being and the natural environment. The U.K.'s Royal Society offers the results of a wide-ranging, international study on this interaction, in the form of its 'People and the Planet' report.

Central American Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis

June 05, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Presentation of ICEFI’s just released Central American fiscal policy report: “Central American Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis”

Citizen Security in Venezuela

May 30, 2012 // 8:45am — 12:45pm
On May 30, 2012, the Latin American Program had an event on citizen security in Venezuela.

Between Scylla and Charybdis: US Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972

June 05, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
On June 5, Wilson Center History and Public Policy Scholar Sang-Yoon Ma will present on "Between Scylla and Charybdis: US Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972"

Trilateralism and Beyond

July 10, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Please join us on July 10 for the book launch of "Trilateralism and Beyond," which brings together a collection of essays by leading American, South Korean, and Japanese scholars that probe the historical dynamics formed and driven by the Korean security dilemma.

Family Planning and Results-Based Financing Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges

May 21, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Results-based financing programs aim to address hurdles on both the supply and demand sides of the equation in developing countries by incentivizing the provision of a variety of quality services while removing barriers to access.
Photograph taken by Daniel Borman, 2007

Disrupting Money Laundering by Mexican Transnational Organized Crime

May 18, 2012 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs and other trafficking activities are the life-blood of transnational organized crime. The process of “laundering” this money is a critical element in the criminal enterprise, but governmental efforts to disrupt the flow of dirty money have had mixed results.

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