North America Events


Security and Assurance of the North American Energy System

October 12, 2006 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Canada Institute
This program highlighted efforts to assuring the capacity to withstand disruptions to the shared U.S. and Canadian energy system, as well as public and private sector cooperation toward this end.

Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House

October 11, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies
Godfrey Hodgson, Journalist, author, and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar; commentatorsRobert Beisner, Professor Emeritus of History, American University; David Patterson, Independent Scholar.

Reviving Canadian Leadership in the World

October 05, 2006 // 7:00pm9:00pm
Canada Institute
Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a speech accepting the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service at the Canada Institute's 2006 Woodrow Wilson Awards Dinner. The full text of the speech is available.

Book Discussion -- Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New Political Debate

September 26, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies

Here or There? A Survey on the Factors in Multinational R&D Location

September 22, 2006 // 9:30am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Jerry Thursby, Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics, Emory University; Marie Thursby, Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor,College of Management, Georgia Tech University; Harold Schmitz, Science Officer, Mars Inc.; Susan Butts, Senior Director, External Science & Technology Programs, Dow Chemical Company

Americans at Risk: The Growing Threat of Natural Disasters and What We Can Do about It

September 21, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
United States Studies
An astounding seventy-five percent of American residences are still at risk of one or more natural disasters. Experts discuss federal disaster mitigation policy.

Private Efficiency, Public Vulnerability: Who Will Protect Critical Infrastructure?

September 13, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Featuring Philip Auerswald, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University; Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy; Lewis Branscomb, Director Emeritus, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Todd M. La Porte, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University; and Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Researcher, Wharton School of Finance; Researcher, École Polytechnique

Book Launch -- 9/11 and the Future of Transportation Security

September 07, 2006 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author R. William Johnstone, Transportation security staffer, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission)

Cross-Border Forum on Agricultural Interdependence:Challenges and Opportunities

June 29, 2006 // 8:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
This Cross-Border Forum on Agricultural Interdependence discussion focused on the outlook for farm policy, regulatory convergence, food safety standards, and overall competitiveness in the North American agricultural market, with a particular focus on the livestock and oilseeds industries.