United States Events
May 05, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
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.
May 04, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
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.
Any Changes Coming? Implications of the May 2 Canadian Federal Election for Canada and Canada-U.S. Relations
May 04, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
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.
April 29, 2011 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Latin American Program
President Martinelli discusses US-Panama relations, overall economic conditions, and democratic stability.
April 26, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
International Security Studies
A meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman, co-sponsored with the Los Alamos National Laboratory
April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Oil has been a mixed blessing to many African countries, providing great wealth but also bringing with it the curse of corruption. Panelists discussed the history of oil management on the continent and how countries such as Ghana and Liberia, which are at the early stages of oil development and production, can avoid these obstacles. They also examined what role the U.S. can play.
April 14, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Max Parness, Energy Fellow and Switzer Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy
Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]
April 13, 2011 // 8:30am — 3:00pm
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at Duke University that assessed ways to balance North American energy, security, and environmental goals.
March 29, 2011 // 8:00am — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.
March 14, 2011 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Former Senator Trent Lott, historian Richard Baker, and other experts discuss their hopes for and likelihood of Senate reform.