United States Events

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Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and the Future?

July 23, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.

Life After the Gulf: A Paradigm Shift?

July 22, 2010 // 8:30am4:15pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute’s 13th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues explored the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on public trust toward energy companies and governments.
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A Charter of Rights for North America: A Proposal and Analysis

July 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Wilson Center public policy scholar James McHugh presented his research on the potential to deepen relations among NAFTA members through the adoption of a continental charter of rights.

Canada-U.S. Military Cooperation: A Look at Asymmetric Bargaining Strategies

July 15, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Quebec summer scholar at the Canada Institute Stefanie von Hlatky presented her research on Canada-U.S. military cooperation. She contended that allies can and do use asymmetric bargaining strategies to achieve foreign policy objectives, despite power differentials.

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?

June 28, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program hosted a discussion of the recently published Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?, edited by Jorge Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro.

The Québec Vision: A Solution Partner for a More Prosperous Bilateral Relationship

June 22, 2010 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Canada Institute
Pierre Arcand, Québec's Minister of International Relations, discussed Québec's vision for a stronger and more prosperous bilateral relationship with the United States.
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Africa's Future: Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge

June 15, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Developing Africa’s transportation, irrigation, communication, electric, and financial services infrastructure is key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Experts provided the most recent comprehensive assessment of Africa’s current and future infrastructure needs and the innovative strategy for developing regional corridors to facilitate trade and economic growth across Africa.
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U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.
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China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle

May 26, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
Panelists explored the China-Latin America relationship, as well as the implications for the United States of China's growing economic and political presence in the hemisphere.
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The United States and Cuba: Implications of an Economic Relationship

May 24, 2010 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
On May 24, 2010, the Latin American Program convened a two-panel conference on the status quo and future of U.S.-Cuban economic relations.

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