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Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.
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Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies

September 24, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
John Thompson and Stephen Randall discussed current and emerging economic, political, and foreign policy issues between Canada and the United States. Don Abelson and Scott See also offered their perspectives on the current state and future direction of the Canada-U.S. relations.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

September 23, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," says former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at a forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and ECSP.

Arctic Gas: A Solution or a Problem?

June 25, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Canada Institute
Robert McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Investment for the Northwest Territories, spoke about the potential of arctic natural gas to meet North American energy needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as environmental questions concerning development.
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NATO's Evolving Role in Afghanistan

June 23, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
A forum discussed both the progress and remaining challenges facing Canada and other NATO members as the organization attempts to work toward building an Afghanistan free of conflict, destruction, and poverty.
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Public Health Management After Natural Disasters

June 17, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
"One of the common themes of all complex emergencies of the last three decades is that the public health and health systems are the first to be destroyed and the last to be recovered," remarks Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Climate Change, Trade, and Competitiveness: Risks and Opportunities in a North American Perspective

June 04, 2008 // 8:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
From 1988 until 2000, Canada and the United States pretended to address greenhouse gas emissions, argued Marc Jaccard. The conference assessed the current state and future prospects of state, regional, and federal climate policy in the United States and Canada.

The Great Lakes and the Environment: Common Challenges and a Shared Future

May 23, 2008 // 11:45am1:30pm
Canada Institute
As Chair of the Great Lakes Governors, Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin spoke about the shared challenges that the United States and Canada face as stewards of the region's economy and environment.
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Local-to-Local Energy Linkages: California and Alberta in China

May 20, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
In light of the minimal cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments with China’s central government on energy, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces have begun to pursue effective forms of engagement with local-level Chinese counterparts on energy.
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Trans-Boundary Environmental Governance in Canada and the United States (Part Two)

May 09, 2008 // 8:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
The discussion focuses on the role of the International Joint Commission and other government actors that can address areas where Canada and the United States share serious environmental concerns.

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