North America News

Hugh MacKinnon announced as new Canada Institute Advisory Board co-chair

Jan 17, 2013
Canada Institute Director David Biette today announced the appointment of Hugh MacKinnon as the Canadian co-chair of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute Advisory Board.

Canada Institute Activities: 2012 Year in Review

Jan 10, 2013
In 2012, the Canada Institute produced 24 meetings on energy and environment, trade, and border and border security. The Institute also hosted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the most widely-attended event at the Wilson Center in 2012. In addition, the Institute produced two notable publications on deepwater offshore drilling and on the future of the U.S.-Canada border.

Jane Harman Comments on Nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan

Jan 08, 2013
In this series of interviews, Jane Harman comments on the nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan.

Part IV of the Latino Vote: A Look Ahead

Dec 14, 2012
In our final chapter, Roberto Suro looks beyond the headlines of 2012 to identify the most important trend lines reshaping the dynamics of U.S. elections.

Part III of The Latino Vote: Why Did Arizona Buck the Trend?

Dec 14, 2012
While Latino voters were helping deliver Democratic majorites in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia, Arizona remained solidly in the Republican column. This happend in spite of the state's growing Latino population and also in the face of heated debate over its immigration policies. To gain insight into Arizona's politics, we spoke with Arizona State University's Rodolfo Espino.

Obama's Second Term: The Foreign Policy Agenda

Dec 06, 2012
From ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and the need to "pivot" to the Pacific in response to China's rise, situations demanding the administration's attention abound. And the clock is still ticking on Iran's movement toward becoming a nuclear power. Veteran journalist David Ignatius of The Washington Post tells us what to expect from Obama Administration foreign policy during the next four years.

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member Michael Sabia speaks at New York-Montreal Luncheon Seminar

Dec 04, 2012
Michael Sabia, President and CEO of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, presented an eloquent analysis of the international financial situation and pointed out that the Caisse continues to gain ground in the U.S. market, especially in the commercial real estate sector.

Promoting Entrepreneurship in America

Dec 03, 2012
The Atlanta Fed recently hosted a Public Affairs Forum on "Advancing Entrepreneurship in America: Building Blocks for Success." The October event featured Wilson Center public policy scholar Amy Wilkinson who is also a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School Center for Business and Government.

New HAPP Occasional Paper: A 21st Century Vision for U.S. Global Media

Nov 15, 2012
The Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program is pleased to announce the publication of an Occasional Paper, “A 21st Century Vision for U.S. Global Media,” by Wilson Center Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson and R. Eugene Parta.

Foreign scholars look at the U.S. election

Nov 13, 2012
Fazley Siddiq, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations, and Barbara Falk, Wilson Center public policy scholar, and former Wilson Center public policy scholar Pierre Martin, provide insight and analysis on the U.S. presidential election.

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