North America News

Democratizing the Media: At What Cost?

Nov 05, 2009
Sonya Michel, director of United States Studies, considers whether journalism will survive the Internet age.

The New Media Age: Newspapers in Peril

Nov 05, 2009
Newspaper ad revenue is declining as they struggle to compete with websites. Papers are closing; others are cutting staff, bureaus, and whole sections. Two recent Wilson Center meetings explored the state of newspapers and the future of journalism.

Internet Piracy: Copyright Law in Canada and the United States

Oct 14, 2009
Canada has greatly contributed to copyright infringement around the world, said Barry Sookman. He and Eric Schwartz, authors of the Canada Institute's latest One Issue Two Voices publication, discussed the critical challenges and issues posed by new digital technologies and the controversial approaches to copyright reform and enforcement in Canada and the U.S.

Weathering the Economic Crisis: Lessons From Canada

Sep 01, 2009
How did Canada shield itself from the global financial crisis that hit other countries around the world? Two recent Canada Institute meetings explored this very topic.

The International Watersheds Initiative: Implementing a New Paradigm for Transboundary Basins

Aug 05, 2009
The International Watershed Initiative (IWI) was created on the premise that water resources and environmental problems can be anticipated, prevented, or resolved at the local level. At a conference hosted by the Canada Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program, Chuck Lawson and Willem Brakel of the International Joint Commission (IJC) discussed the findings of the IJC's Third Report to Governments on the International Watershed Initiative.

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

Jun 11, 2009
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP), discussed ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle-class families across North America. At the event, hosted by the Canada Institute, he explained how universal health care coverage in the United States would benefit the U.S. economy and improve the quality of life of millions of Americans.

Sonya Michel Joins Wilson Center as New Director of United States Studies

Jun 01, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Sonya Michel as the new director of United States Studies. Most recently, Michel was professor of history and director of the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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