United States Events

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The film offers a look at the impacts of the Hanford nuclear site on the land and people of the Columbia River basin. Home to two-thirds of the United States' high-level nuclear waste, the Hanford site is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.

The Political Economy of Services Offshoring in North America

March 12, 2008 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Recent outsourcing of jobs in the services industry, a sector once believed to be immune due to the higher skill level required, has caused concerns among policy makers. Panel speakers provided an understanding of the true impact of offshoring on Canada and the United States.
Webcast

Ninth Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 06, 2008 // 6:15am12:45pm
Canada Institute
In seeking an interim solution that would allow Canada and the United States to continue to use fossil fuels while advancing necessary environmental and energy security goals, panelists discussed the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a solution.

Privacy at the Border: Expectations of Privacy and Security in the World's Largest Trading Relationship

February 28, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
While Canadian panelists discussed specific Canadian laws designed to keep the border secure and to keep private information confidential, American panelists spoke of wanting less government control and more citizen access to information held in government data banks.
Webcast

The Manhattan Project and its Cold War Legacy

February 20, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Cynthia C. Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, William Lanouette, writer and policy analyst, Robert Furman, retired Army Major, and head of the first atomic intelligence unit, and James Hershberg, The George Washington University,
Webcast

Free Trade in Free Fall? Assessing the Impact of Nontariff Barriers on Canada-U.S. Trade

February 08, 2008 // 7:00am9:00am
Canada Institute
Discussing the One Issue, Two Voices publication, authors examined the extent to which nontariff trade barriers are restricting the flow of goods and people between Canada and the United States and their impact on our economies.

ExxonMobil Energy Outlook Presentation

January 30, 2008 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Scott Nauman of ExxonMobil presented "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030," which lays out the company's predictions for energy supply and demand over the next 25 years and provides a summary of the last quarter century.

Book Launch: Uneasy Neighbo(u)rs: Canada, the USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture

December 17, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Authors David T. Jones and David Kilgour discussed their book, which assesses the dynamics that led to the societal, institutional, and ideological differences between the United States and Canada.
Webcast

Canada and the Arctic: The Issue of Northern Sovereignty

December 11, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Panelists reviewed the potential implications of Canada's recent efforts to reassert its sovereignty over the country's northern territory on Canada-U.S. relations. They also assessed the potential security threats and economic opportunities that accompany the possibility of an ice-free Arctic.
Webcast

The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes – Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

December 05, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the State of Louisiana assembled experts in coastal restoration as well as transportation and levee specialists to develop the first fully integrated plan to save coastal Louisiana. Experts discuss the development of the plan and its implications for the future of the region.

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