October 27, 2009 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Latin American Program
Citizens throughout Latin America cited crime as the most important problem facing their countries. This has risen over the last decade.
October 05, 2009 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Middle East Program
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Middle Eastern Affairs, George W. Bush Administration; Robert Pastor, Professor of International Relations and Founder and Co-Director, Center for Democracy and Election Management, American University and Senior Adviser on Conflict Resolution and the Middle East, The Carter Center; Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Offsite event: A Discussion with Frank Pearl, Colombia's High Counselor for Social and Economic Reintegration
February 25, 2009 // 7:30am — 9:00am
Latin American Program
Pearl, a former businessman, discussed the progress of these programs, the prospects for further demobilizations, and the role of the international community.
People, Security and Borders: The Impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on North America
May 30, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Donald Abelson and Duncan Wood discussed their recently published report, "People, Security, and Borders: The Impact of the WHTI on North American," which assesses the potential economic, privacy, and technological implications of the controversial Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) on North America.
January 29, 2007 // 7:30am — 11:30am
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.
November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.
April 26, 2006 // 9:00am — 11:15am
The Canada Institute hosted a panel discussion on the outlook for Canada-U.S. defense relations prior to the conclusion of the Bi-National Planning Group's mandate, at which authors presented the key findings and recommendations of the BPG’s final report.
November 10, 2005 // 8:00am — 10:30am
The Canada Institute launched the 4th publication in the One Issue, Two Voices series, an event at which authors Karlyn Bowman and Frank Graves discussed their papers, and Gavin Cameron and Lynn Jennings addressed public attitudes toward security and risk in North America.
November 08, 2005 // 6:00am — 8:30pm
The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs and the Canada Institute hosted a roundtable discussion on bilateral relations in the realm of intelligence. Reid Morden, former director of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), discussed the future of intelligence in Canada in the context of cross-border security priorities since 9/11.
June 30, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
A briefing with Matt Bryden, Acting Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, on the presence, background and current activities of jihadi groups in Somalia, as well as their alleged links to Al-Qaeda. Bryden's findings are also presented in a recent ICG Report.