North America Events

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Is the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in the National Interest?

September 22, 2011 // 8:30am12:15pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2011 Term

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.
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Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 09, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
International Security Studies
Commissioner Alan Bersin of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) joins former commissioners Robert Bonner and Ralph Basham in a discussion of border security since 9/11. This roundtable, facilitated by Professor Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, will examine how the federal government consolidated border security into one CBP in 2003 and how threats to the nation’s homeland have evolved over the last decade.
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Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
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Book Discussion: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century

July 22, 2011 // 11:30am1:30pm
United States Studies
Just over a decade ago, the Human Genome Project decisively proved that there is no genetic basis for racial classifications. Yet with the emergence of new reproductive technologies, genetic ancestry testing, and race‐specific drugs, the second decade of the twenty‐first century is seeing a resurgence of scientifically‐justified racial discrimination. In her new book, legal scholar Dorothy Roberts argues that for the first time in decades science, politics, and race are working hand‐in‐hand, with the result that America has not, in fact, become the “post‐racial society” that so many envision. Join us on July 22 for a stimulating discussion of this alarming new trend.
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Sexual Harassment at Work: Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?

July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies
How have legal tools been used to address workplace sexual harassment?

Whose Logo? Sustainable Consumption and Production in North America

June 23, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Canada Institute
Stefanie Bowles of Policy Horizons Canada discussed her research findings exploring the economic implications and changing regulatory structure relating to “green” products.

Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response

June 21, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This panel discussion addresses the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the U.S. government's international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity, as identified in the new Oxfam and CNA report, "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response."

U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Second World War: History and Lessons for Today

June 15, 2011 // 9:45am1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Cosponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation, this conference discussed newly-available information regarding the history and diplomacy of relations between the United States and Russia during the Second World War.
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Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.

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