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Keeping the Lights On: Cyber Threats and the North American Power Grid

Apr 25, 2013
Attempted cyber attacks on critical infrastructure occur daily throughout the world. And the job of protecting critical infrastructure from potentially catastrophic disruptions is a 24-7 undertaking. Leading cyber security expert Mark Fabro discusses the U.S. and Canadian efforts to protect the North American power grid.

New Poll: Reducing Foreign Oil Trumps Greenhouse Gas

Apr 22, 2013
A new poll on the XL Keystone Pipeline Project conducted by Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos suggests that energy security trumps the concern about greenhouse gas emission among both Americans and Canadians.

How Geography Explains the United States

Apr 19, 2013
National security in the U.S. has been a topic widely discussed after the explosions in Boston. Aaron David Miller explains how the geography of the U.S. -- with "non-predatory neighbors to its north and south and fish to its east and west" -- has shaped American politics and values throughout its history.
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Canada Institute director David Biette LIVE on Dialogue: Sunday, April 7 at 10:30a (EST)

Apr 05, 2013
This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we present a discussion of America’s borders. We begin with a look northward. Our guest is the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette. We also turn our sights south to the U.S.-Mexico border with Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.

Canada Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair Paul Frazer discusses the new American ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman

Apr 04, 2013
Bruce Heyman, a longtime Obama fundraiser and Chicago-based partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.
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Announcing Choke Point: Index

Mar 26, 2013
We are excited to announce that our partner, Circle of Blue, is launching a partnership with Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) to create Choke Point: Index, an innovative synthesis of on-the-ground reporting, analysis, polling, and open-source data technologies to focus on the United States, Canada, India, and other water-stressed regions.

House panel asks Obama to take energy steps with Mexico, Canada

Mar 15, 2013
“Approving the treaty will create new levels of legal certainty for US and Mexican firms operating in Gulf of Mexico border regions, encouraging them to engage in the risk-taking required to produce oil from deep water,” said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Former Quebec Scholar Vincent-Joël Proulx releases Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention

Feb 06, 2013
Vincent-Joël Proulx, the 2009 Wilson Center Canada Institute Quebec Scholar, recently released his book, Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention. In it, he details the shortcomings of the extant scheme of state responsibility regarding terrorist activities, and identifies a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities that he emphasizes converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts.

Nik Nanos speaks with The Globe and Mail about Canada/U.S. energy relations

Jan 23, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discusses energy issues with The Globe and Mail.

Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos speaks with the CBC

Jan 17, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discussed his firms recent polling of North American energy opinions with the CBC.

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