North America Events

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Why the U.S. Is Not Destined to Decline: A Debate

May 02, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
International Security Studies
Robert Lieber, author of the new book "Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the US is Not Destined to Decline" will debate the book’s premise with Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America

May 01, 2012 // 5:00pm7:00pm
United States Studies
This event is part of The American Bar Association's 2012 Leon Jaworski Public Program Series.

The Culture of Congress, Yesterday and Today

April 30, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Many have commented on how much Congress has changed over the last 40 years for a variety of reasons, most noticeably from the increasing importance of political parties in the legislative process and their increased polarization from each other. In this roundtable discussion, former Members, congressional staff and area political scientists will discuss the ultimate question of whether there is any way to restore a greater measure of deliberation and bipartisan national problem-solving.
Arab Spring
Webcast

The Arab Spring, a Year On: How’s America Faring?

April 23, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Political changes in the Arab world have created a new landscape for the United States. Four experts on the region and its politics examined the impact of these changes on hopes for democratization and Arab-Israeli peace, as well as the future of American influence and interests.
Alberta Waterfall

Emerging Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: Water and Water Policy in Canada

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Canada is a state blessed with the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. While other natural resources (oil, grain, timber) figure largely in Canada’s economic and international profile, water is rapidly becoming recognized as a core of these other resource-based industries, and a resource that is increasingly challenged both in terms of supply and quality.
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Director’s Forum with The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

April 02, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Whatever the final Keystone XL decision, Canada will still pursue new markets for its oil exports, especially Asia, Prime Minister Harper told a Wilson Center audience Monday. “Whatever the energy mix of the future—conventional and renewable—Canada will be a major provider,” he said.
Duke, Arctic

Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

March 28, 2012 // 1:45pm6:45pm
Polar Initiative
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference brought together policymakers, academics, students, and environmentalists to explore diverse issues related to Arctic resource and energy management from Russian, Canadian, American, and other perspectives.
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Regaining America's Competitive Edge

March 28, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Once the world’s uncontested manufacturing powerhouse, the United States today must contend with stiff international competition for innovation, markets, and talent. An expert panel looks at ways to boost competitiveness—through fiscal, immigration, and education reform.
Factory, Kyoto, Smoke, Enviornment
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So Canada Left Kyoto: Why? and What’s Next?

March 21, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
On December 12, 2011, Canada declared its intention to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. The decision set off a variety of reactions towards Canada, a nation with a generally progressive environmental record. The Canada Institute has organized this event to evaluate the reasons why Canada chose to leave Kyoto, how Canada can move forward in being a responsible steward and what impact Canada’s decisions can have on international environmental governance in the future.

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries

March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center to highlight the work of International Peace Park Expeditions. Join Saleem Ali, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; Todd Walters, Founder, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions and filmmaker Cory Wilson as they discuss Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and transboundary conservation in the Central Albertine Rift Valley.

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