United States Events

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

June 03, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, discussed ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle class families across North America.
Webcast

Energy, Climate Change, and the Military: Implications for National Security

May 28, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Some, I think, probably are surprised to hear former generals and admirals talk about energy efficiency and renewable energy, but they shouldn't be," says the chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, speaking on their latest report, Powering America's Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.
Webcast

Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. Experts discuss the nature of the industry and the challenges governments and NGOs face in fighting it.

Oil Security and Friendly Suppliers: Where Are We Now?

May 14, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Canada, Mexico, and Brazil Institutes hosted a conference about the changing North American oil supply map in light of Mexico's projected decline in oil production. Speakers also examined the prospects of Brazil emerging as a major supplier of oil to North America.

President Obama's Push for Change: Can He Succeed?

May 14, 2009 // 11:45am1:30pm
Canada Institute
At an event hosted in Toronto, Sam Donaldson talked about President Obama's push to bring about major changes and reforms to the Washington scene, the formidable obstacles he faces, and the challenges of getting attention in the U.S. capital today.
Webcast

Confronting the Crisis of Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

May 14, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Copenhagen climate conference will be "the most important gathering in human history," says the UK's environment secretary, Hilary Benn, at the Wilson Center.

Truman's Campaign of Truth and Canada's Cultural Cold War

May 06, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
A discussion hosted by the Canada Institute and the History and Public Policy Program focused on how the Cold War affected and shaped Canadian culture from 1945 to 1965. Frank Ninkovich and Paul Hjartarson offered compelling reasons to study culture as a means of diplomacy.
Webcast

Does North America Exist?: Governing the Continent after NAFTA and 9/11

March 30, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute, the Mexico Institute, and the Hudson Institute hosted a panel discussion on the themes and issues raised in Stephen Clarkson's new book. Discussion centered on the extent to which the U.S. dominance has been influenced by trilateral connections with its two continental partners.
Webcast

Report Launch: Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

March 17, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We know how to do family planning, we know what it costs, and we know that it works," says Joseph Speidel of the University of California, San Francisco, but the missing element is political will.

The Next U.S. Administration: Policy Directions and Implications for Canada-U.S. Relations

March 07, 2009 // 7:30am3:45pm
Canada Institute
This conference brought together a group of academic specialists in economics, political science, history and environmental studies, as well as several government officials and members of the business community to examine the current policy challenges in the Canada-United States relationship.

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