North America Events

The State of the Canada - U.S. Relationship

November 12, 2004 // 8:00am3:30pm
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.

Future of Globalization

November 04, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times and author, Why Globalization Matters

Building Jurisdictional Advantage

October 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
One of the myths of the I-Cubed (Information, Intangibles, Innovation) Economy is that "place" – the physical location of economic activity – no longer matters. With the "death of distance" we are told that economic activity can occur anywhere – as the current debate over offshoring illustrates.
Webcast

2nd Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

September 27, 2004 // 8:30am11:30am
Canada Institute
This forum marked the 2nd publication of the One Issue, Two Voices series, "Moving Toward Dialogue: Challenges in Canada-U.S. Energy Trade." The speakers and participants agreed that overall Canada – U.S. energy trade is operating smoothly but highlighted areas where more cooperation would increase productivity on both sides.

New Scholarship in Race and Ethnicity: Rethinking the Origins of the Civil Rights Lawyer

September 27, 2004 // 1:00am12:00am
United States Studies
Webcast

Decision Time: Water Diversion Policy in the Great Lakes Basin

September 14, 2004 // 10:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
This event launches the first publication in the Canada Institute's One Issue, Two Voices series, discussing of Annex 2001, an agreement to set a common standard between states and provinces for water diversion from the Great Lakes.

The Future of the Poor, Illiterate, and Marginalized Populations

September 08, 2004 // 4:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Rajan Gupta, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, described his plan for reducing global poverty by improving education, health care, economic opportunities, the environment, security, and governance. He highlighted the relationship between reducing global poverty and strengthening global stability, noting that the poor remained especially susceptible to recruitment by criminal and terrorist groups. He called for a quicker and more significant transfer of knowledge and resources from developed countries to alleviate the problems of the poor.

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