Governance Events

Bedding the Elephant: Canada-U.S. Relations after 9/11

May 18, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
At a roundtable discussion on the evolution of Canada-U.S. relations beyond bilateral trade and security relations, Michael Hart presented his research as an introduction to a broader discussion on the outlook for the bilateral relationship in light of recent political and economic developments in Canada and the United States, which included panelists Charles Doran, Gary Hufbauer, and Dwight Mason.

Progress Building Democracy in Nigeria

May 02, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The full text of the speech is available for download. Watch a video of the vice president's presentation.

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
Africa Program
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

Environmental Advocacy and the Movement for Nuclear Safety in Kazakhstan

April 26, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Kaisha Atakhanova, Director, Karaganda Ecological Center, and 2005 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner from Asia, describes how the people of Kazakhstan were able to successfully resist a proposed law that would allow foreign countries to dispose of nuclear waste products in Kazakhstan.

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

New Orleans: Successful Models of Consensus Building in Coastal Restoration

April 14, 2005 // 8:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program

Population, Development, and Environment in Ethiopia

April 14, 2005 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Decades of rapid population growth in Ethiopia have contributed to over-farming and deforestation, which have degraded the environment and undermined development. Sahlu Haile and Charles Teller discuss these linkages.
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The Security of Continental Natural Gas Supply

March 21, 2005 // 7:30am9:00am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute held its 3rd U.S.-Canada energy forum in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Energy Information. This conference focused on the security of natural gas supply in North America with six speakers who presented their views on the challenges of improving the security of continental natural gas supply.

Economic Growth and Environmental Security in Russia

March 16, 2005 // 8:00am10:00am
Kennan Institute
At a recent Kennan Institute seminar, Aleksei Yablokov, President, Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow; and D.J. Peterson, Senior Political Scientist, Rand Corporation, discussed the environmental problems that Russia faces and how these problems can be addressed while promoting economic growth.

Regional Integration in the Amazon: Challenges and Prospects

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rosalía Arteaga, Secretary General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), discusses challenges to regional integration in the Amazon.

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