U.S. Foreign Policy Events

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Media Briefing on President Obama's Visit to Canada

February 17, 2009 // 7:30am9:00am
Canada Institute
In response to President Obama’s first trip to Ottawa for a series of quick meetings to discuss important issues in the bilateral relationship, Paul Frazer and Jodi White of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute Advisory Board offered their thoughts on the visit.

Challenges to EU and US Policy in the Western Balkans

January 14, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
After eight years of relative neglect, James Lyon expressed hope that the Western Balkan region would ascend in U.S. foreign policy priorities under the Obama administration, not only due to the Clinton administration's legacy there, but also because of the crisis that is currently brewing, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Current policy, in which the U.S. has encouraged the EU to integrate the region into its institutional structures, has had variable success throughout the region. While Croatia is very close to being granted member status and Macedonia and Montenegro have made marked progress, the EU enlargement strategy has failed to gain traction in Bosnia or Serbia. Meanwhile, Kosovo creates special challenges, since there is strong opposition to its independence, not only by Serbia but also by certain EU member states.
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Book Discussion: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

June 11, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The authors of Greening Aid discuss the role of global environmental aid in creating a healthy, secure, and clean world.

Book Launch: Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America

April 10, 2008 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Reginald Stuart highlighted several facets of the continually evolving Canada-U.S. relationship and offered a brief examination of the regional, cultural, social, and political communities that form the basis of American-Canadian interdependence.

Permanent Allies? The Canada-U.S. Defense Relationship in the 21st Century

November 26, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Canada Institute
In a discussion of the Canada-U.S. defense relationship, Andrew Richter argued the relationship is in decline. He noted that Canada’s decision in 2005 to not join the U.S. missile defense plan particularly marked this shift.

Book Launch: Requiem or Revival? The Promise of North American Integration

November 05, 2007 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
In a book discussion, authors examined how the early promise of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has faded, while progress towards further integration on other pressing issues, including energy, security, and migration, remain unresolved.
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PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

September 20, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
U.S. leadership "has truly transformed the global response to AIDS and the course of the epidemic," says Dr. Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Climate Change: An Opportunity for a Bi-Lateral Approach

May 23, 2007 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference, in partnership with the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum, explores the prospects of using the shared economic space of Canada and the U.S. as a platform to create a bilateral strategy to address climate change.

Special Briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation

May 08, 2007 // 8:30am9:45am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP organizes a special briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation to offer perspectives on U.S.-based efforts on global water supply and sanitation services.

Navigating the Post Cold-War, Post 9/11 World: 2007 C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations

May 01, 2007 // 6:00pm7:15pm
Canada Institute
In a lecture on the emerging security challenges facing the United States post-9/11, Richard Haass addressed future public policy decisions and relations between Canada and the United States.

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