North America Events

Webcast

Investing in the North American Electricity System

March 02, 2006 // 7:15am10:45am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted a select group of Canadian and U.S. government and industry representatives to discuss the cross-border electricity market. This program considered policy, regulatory, and technical challenges for expanding electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in North America.

Woodrow Wilson Center Forum on NAFTA, Softwood, and U.S. Trade Policy

February 16, 2006 // 7:00am1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and the U.S. Studies Program of the University of British Columbia co-hosted an invitation-only forum on "NAFTA, Softwood, and U.S. Trade Policy" in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Border Security: The High Stakes for Canada and the United States in the 21st Century

February 06, 2006 // 10:15am1:00pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed the new security environment since 9/11, the resulting cross-border security implications, and major current and future problems to securing our shared border, as well as the challenges presented by the conflicting goals of physical and economic security.
Webcast

Canada's Winter Election: What to Expect of Canada's government and Canadian foreign policy in 2006

January 27, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
This discussion centered on the implications of the election for the country's political agenda and Canada-U.S. relations, as well as the significance of the Conservative Party victory and the prospects for Stephen Harper's minority government.

The Experiences of Civil Rights Lawyers in the 1950s and 1960s

January 18, 2006 // 11:00pm
United States Studies

Book Discussion -- Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age

January 09, 2006 // 11:00pm
United States Studies

Epidemics in the United States: Public Policy Responses and the Lessons to be Learned

December 12, 2005 // 11:00pm
United States Studies
The Wilson Center brings together four public health historians to discuss the "politics of disease" – the social and moral factors that have influenced the U.S. public policy responses to epidemics – as well as to suggest lessons for better preparedness in future epidemics.

Electoral Reform in the United States: Lessons from the Canadian Experience

December 12, 2005 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute held a roundtable discussion on the Canadian experience with electoral reform and the implications, if any, for the ongoing debate in the United States regarding changes to voter registration practices, the electoral franchise, electoral districting, electoral administration, and campaign financing.

Book Discussion -- Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White

December 07, 2005 // 11:00pm
United States Studies
Webcast

Mobilizing to Fight an Avian Flu Pandemic

December 07, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.

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