United States Events
April 16, 2008 // 9:00am — 11:00am
At the publication launch of the 9th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors discussed how the current political conversation regarding U.S. health care reform does not reflect the complexity and diversity of the American medical care system.
April 15, 2008 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
This meeting focused on a discussion about the history, politics, and future of Social Security in the United States and Canada with speakers noting the differences between the two systems and potential for reform.
April 10, 2008 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Reginald Stuart highlighted several facets of the continually evolving Canada-U.S. relationship and offered a brief examination of the regional, cultural, social, and political communities that form the basis of American-Canadian interdependence.
March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
March 12, 2008 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
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.
March 06, 2008 // 6:15am — 12:45pm
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 // 8:00am — 10:00am
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.
February 20, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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,
February 08, 2008 // 7:00am — 9:00am
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.
January 30, 2008 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
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.