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.
October 26, 2004 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Policy Forum featuring Nicholas Karahalios, Secretary for Strategy and Policy Planning for the Prime Minister of Greece, hosted in conjuction with the East European Studies Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
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.
October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.
September 03, 2003 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Presentation on The Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process, with perspectives from the government of Sudan, represented by Ambassador Khidir H. Ahmed; the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army, represented by Steven Wondu; and the International Crisis Group, represented by John Prendergast, who just returned from Khartoum and Nairobi.The Sudan peace process has reached a critical juncture. Both parties and the international community are facing difficult choices, with the threat of a return to war and an escalation of pressure by the U.S. Congress looming in the background. The speakers explored the dynamics of the peace process as well as the regional and international context in which it is situated.The session will be moderated by Dr. Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
May 20, 2003 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
In his prepared remarks, the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, offered a perspective on three issues of concern for Sudan: the peace process and the post-conflict period, Sudan's role in counter terrorism efforts, and human rights and religious freedoms in Sudan