United States Events

Buy American / Buy Canadian: The New Protectionism?

May 11, 2010 // 7:30am9:30am
Canada Institute
At the Canadian launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.
Webcast

Buy American / Buy Canadian: The New Protectionism?

May 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Canada Institute
At the U.S. launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.

The Financial Crisis: Past, Present, and Future

April 27, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic, provides a unique analysis of the crisis and what it means for financial services reform. What went wrong at the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies that failed to prevent the financial crisis and during the key months in which the U.S. economy almost crashed?

Deploying Clean Technologies: Canada-United States Private Sector and Government Investment in Cleantech

April 27, 2010 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Public Policy Forum convened an expert roundtable in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in Washington, the Canada Institute, and the Center for American Progress to discuss private and public sector investment in clean technologies in Canada and the United States.
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Moving Closer or Drifting Apart?: Assessing the State of Public Opinion on the U.S.-Canada Relationship

April 13, 2010 // 9:00am11:15am
Canada Institute
Cameron Anderson and Laure Stephenson, professors of political science at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), presented their work on gauging public opinion on the bilateral relationship. The program marked the launch of UWO's Canada-U.S. Institute.
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Ambassador's Roundtable: The Obama Administration and Arab-Israeli Peace

April 12, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Middle East Program
Edward Gnehm, Former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan; Theodore Kattouf, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria; Daniel C. Kurtzer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Jacob Walles, Former Consul General in Jerusalem; Frank Wisner, Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt; Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Middle East Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Immigration Reform's Hidden Challenge: Who Is Going to Care for the Baby Boomers?

April 06, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
As baby boomers start to hit retirement, two-thirds of the states report shortages of certified nursing assistants and 60 percent lack home health aides. Increasingly, health care workers are being recruited from outside the U.S. but run into the barrier of U.S. immigration policy. Leading experts discussed the challenge and potential solutions.

Canadian Water: Towards a New Strategy

March 26, 2010 // 8:00am5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference "Canadian Water: Towards a Strategy," held at McGill University, on March 25 and 26. Notable speakers included The Honorable Jim Prentice and The Honourable Charlene Johnson.
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Ending World Hunger: What Can the U.S. Do?

March 23, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well- fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. The USDA coordinator of the Obama Administration’s food security initiative and a leading expert on Africa discussed the factors that contribute to the global food crisis and how the U.S. and the world can address the key issues. A key congressional staff member provided an update on food security legislation.
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Building a Smarter Grid: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Canada

March 18, 2010 // 9:00am1:45pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Global Energy Initiative hosted a forum that discussed U.S. and Canadian efforts to transition to a more modern and efficient electric grid. Two panels explored sub-federal and federal initiatives in both Canada and the United States.

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