North America Events

More Equal Than Others: America from Nixon to the New Century

May 07, 2004 // 12:00am
United States Studies

The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State

May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
Webcast

Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.

Conference - Disaster Mitigation Roundtable

April 27, 2004 // 12:00am
United States Studies

To Move a Mountain: Fighting the Global Economy in Appalachia

April 26, 2004 // 12:00am
United States Studies

Seminar - Brown v. Board of Education and Its Aftermath

April 21, 2004 // 12:00am
United States Studies

Seminar - New Work on the New Deal

April 15, 2004 // 12:00am
United States Studies

Patent Donations and the Problem of Orphan Technologies with David Martin, CEO, M-CAM and Peter Bloch, COO, Light Years IP

April 14, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
What does the process of patent donations and orphan technologies say about our national innovation system? Are patent donations an effective way of spurring university research? Are there other ways to foster more development of these technologies? Has patenting gone too far? Is over-patenting getting in the way of new product development?

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