United States Events

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Trans-Boundary Environmental Governance in Canada and the United States (Part One)

May 08, 2008 // 2:30pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The discussion focuses on the role of the International Joint Commission and other government actors that could address areas where Canada and the United States share serious environmental concerns (Part One).

Crossing Boundaries: Can a Solution be Found for Transboundary Oil Resources in the Gulf of Mexico?

April 23, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The authors of the new book, Cruzando Limites, discuss bilateral issues surrounding transboundary oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico with other experts in the field.

Is the US Already an EU Member?

April 22, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, Member of Greek Parliament, and a Senior Visiting Scholar, Onassis Foundation - USA, visiting under the University Seminars Program

Health Care in Crisis: What's Driving Health Reform in Canada and the United States?

April 16, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
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.

Reforming Social Security: U.S. and Canadian Perspectives

April 15, 2008 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
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.

Book Launch: Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America

April 10, 2008 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
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.

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.

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