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Woodrow Wilson Center Forum on NAFTA, Softwood, and U.S. Trade Policy

February 16, 2006 // 7:00am1:00pm

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the U.S. Studies Program of the University of British Columbia will co-host an invitation-only forum on "NAFTA, Softwood, and U.S. Trade Policy" in Vancouver, BC.

8:20 a.m. Welcome
Jake Kerr, President, Lignum Investments and David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Is NAFTA a Problem in Canada-U.S. Relations?
Chair: Colin Campbell, Canadian Research Chair in U.S. Government and Politics, University of British Columbia
Gary Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics
Jon R. Johnson, Goodmans LLP
John Dickson, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. The Politics of U.S. Trade Policy
Chair: Paul Quirk, Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation, University of British Columbia
Ira Shapiro, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Robert Kyle, Hogan & Hartson LLP
Timothy E. Punke, Preston Gates Ellis LLP

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Softwood Challenge: Can We Move Forward?
Chair: Don Wright,
Daowei Zhang, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
James A. Shepherd, President & CEO, Canfor Corporation
Cornelis van Kooten, Department of Economics, University of Victoria

12:15 p.m. LUNCH PROGRAM

12:20 p.m. Introductions
Jake Kerr, President, Lignum Investments and David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

1:00 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How important to the United States is its relationship with Canada?
Ed Gillespie, Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC; former chairman, Republican National Committee

1:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

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