U.S. Foreign Policy Events

Second Workshop on German-American Relations

March 10, 2005 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program
This workshop brought together American and German experts and policymakers for three sessions focusing on domestic politics in the two countries, foreign policy issues in the Middle East and the Gulf region, issues of German-American concern relating to trade, developmental assistance, and the environment, and an assessment of the future prospects for improved German-American relations.

U.S. Counter-Insurgency in the Philippines: Lessons for Iraq?

March 08, 2005 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Canada Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow Brian McAllister Linn presented his research, which drew parallels between the challenges the U.S. military forces confronted in the Philippines at the beginning of the 20th century and those they are encountering in Iraq presently.
Webcast

Security and Sovereignty: Renewing NORAD

March 07, 2005 // 8:00am11:00pm
Canada Institute
The launch of Security and Sovereignty: Renewing NORAD, the third issue of the Canada Institute's One Issue, Two Voices publication series was accompanied by a discussion that provided relevant analysis of the current issues surrounding NORAD renewal, the recent events in the ballistic missile defense (BMD) debate, and U.S.-Canadian defense relations.

U.S. Policy and the Middle East

February 15, 2005 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program
Dr. Ian Lesser, Senior Scholar for the Southeast Europe Project lectures at the John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

NAFTA and the Future of North America

February 07, 2005 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed issues of governance, economic development, and labor movements since the signing of NAFTA, noting the extent to which national expectations have been met, and, in particular, the way in which laborers in the three NAFTA countries will benefit from future negotiations.

105th American Assembly on "U.S.-Canada Relations"

February 02, 2005 // 11:00pm
Canada Institute
The 105th American Assembly entitled "U.S.-Canada Relations" brought participants together for three days in small groups for intensive, structured discussions to examine the concerns and challenges of the bi-national relationship.
Webcast

The Next Agenda: AIDS and the Way Forward

November 30, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
A briefing featuring Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS; and Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2004-2005

November 16, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Gleick launches his latest publication, and argues for U.S. leadership, both internationally and domestically, to address the world's water crisis.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

Book Launch -- A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

August 05, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Howard French, distinguished New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. Historian Louis Gates, Jr. has described French's book as "A brilliant and nuanced meditation on the complexities of contemporary Africa. Essential reading for those of us who love Africa and for all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of a continent that is sprawling, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating."

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