North America Events

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.
Webcast

Seventh Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 08, 2007 // 7:15am11:00am
Canada Institute
Panelists addressed the challenge of how to negotiate a shift toward the adoption and implementation of greener technologies without sacrificing economic growth and how to achieve this balance between environmental and economic goals through technological innovation at the 7th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues.

The Black Canadian Experience: From the Underground Railroad to Black Canadian Studies Today

March 02, 2007 // 8:00am4:00pm
Canada Institute
This event brought together prominent historians from Canada and the United States, who discussed the challenges faced by African Americans after resettling in Canada, and the need to look beyond the U.S. abolition experience to better understand shared experiences that led to the end of slavery.

Book Launch -- I've Got A Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

March 01, 2007 // 3:00pm4:30pm
United States Studies
Author Karolyn Smardz Frost discussed her book that details how the story of the Underground Railroad is the history of black Americans as the primary agents in their quest for freedom, a quest in which often their final destination was Canada.

Leaders' Luncheon Discussion on Canada/U.S. Affairs and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative with Premiers of the Provinces

February 27, 2007 // 10:30am1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center joined multiple co-sponsors to host a luncheon discussion on the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
Webcast

Knowledge Transfer of Tomorrow

February 15, 2007 // 7:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Leading figures in academia and the private and policy sectors will explore fundamental questions of knowledge transfer, such as how to foster a culture of innovation, to globalization, finance, and the role of higher education vis-à-vis society and industry. The conference will explore the future prospects for competitiveness in the knowledge based economy of tomorrow and work to form comprehensive policy strategies in an increasingly globalized world.

Intelligence Sharing Between the United States and Canada

January 29, 2007 // 7:30am11:30am
Canada Institute
Robert Henderson and Fred Hitz, authors of the publication, "Intelligence Sharing between Canada and the United States: A Matter of National Survival," exchanged their views on the state of bilateral intelligence cooperation in response to terrorist threats.
Webcast

Book Launch: The Washington Diaries: 1981-1989

January 16, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Allan Gotlieb, Canada's ambassador to the United States under Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Brian Mulroney, related his experiences dealing with the Reagan administration, the U.S. Congress, and the American foreign-policy establishment.
Webcast

The State of the Canada - U.S. Relationship

December 15, 2006 // 7:30am11:30am
Canada Institute
The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) and the Canada Institute produced a special issue of The American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS) on the state of the relationship between Canada and the United States, in which authors presented their papers on a variety of topics in Canada-U.S. relations.

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