United States Events

A Discussion with Colombian Foreign Minister María Angela Holguín

June 01, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
Under the Santos administration, Colombia has pursued a new set of foreign policy priorities and is seeking to play a more active role in regional and international affairs. Minister Holguín discussed Colombia's changing political and economic relations with its closest neighbors and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Webcast

Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design

May 18, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Greg Castillo, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley will discuss his latest book, an in-depth history of how domestic goods and environments were exploited on both sides of the Iron Curtain to promote either capitalism or socialism.

UQAM Conference: Fences, Walls, and Borders: State of Insecurity? (Montréal)

May 17, 2011 // 8:30am7:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at the Université du Québec à Montréal on border security and the impact of physical barriers on cross-border relations.
Webcast

Congress, the UN and the War Power: From Korea to Libya

May 16, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Former C.I.A. director Porter Goss discuss Congressional war power in the context of U.S. military involvement in the NATO enforcement of the no-fly zone over Libya.
Webcast

Temporary Migrant Careworker Programs in Canada and the European Union: Models for the United States?

May 13, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
United States Studies
What are appropriate policy models for migrant carework programs in the United States? Panelists discussed the impact of migrant labor on families in their countries of origin and the legal and regulatory challenges to reforming the migrant carework system.

P & G: Innovation in a Global Environment

May 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
On Wednesday, May 11 Bruce Brown, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the global consumer products behemoth Procter & Gamble, spoke at a forum at the Wilson Center hosted by the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE).

Northern Border Crime and Terror Networks: Fact or Fiction?

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Academic security experts from Canada and the United States discussed new research aimed at tracking the movement and behavior of crime and terrorist networks in Canada and the United States. Both countries are cooperating to address the two-way traffic in criminal activity.
Webcast

Canada Crude to China? Prospects and Barriers of Increasing Chinese Imports of Canadian Oil

May 05, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Kang Wu, Nathan Lemphers and Norm Rinne assessed the prospects and barriers of increasing Canadian oil exports to the Asian market, as well as China's desire to import heavy crude from Canada.

An American Door Open? Maximizing the Benefits of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

May 04, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
In 2010 alone, Chinese firms invested over $5 billion in the U. S. This new investment from China has the potential to create economic growth, jobs and new streams of tax revenues. However, despite an overall effective U.S. screening policy for inward investment, political interference and fearmongering threaten to divert legitimate and potentially beneficial investment deals. Authors Daniel Rosen and Thilo Hanemann discussed their groundbreaking study on China’s foreign direct investment. This comprehensive report makes clear there are reasons for concern but underscores the case for continuing to encourage most Chinese investments.
Webcast

Any Changes Coming? Implications of the May 2 Canadian Federal Election for Canada and Canada-U.S. Relations

May 04, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
A panel of Canadian and U.S. experts explored the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, as well as the implications for Canadian foreign policy and potential impact on Canada-U.S. relations.

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