North America News

Competing in the Global Marketplace

Jan 05, 2007
Is America excelling in the global marketplace? A series of Wilson Center conferences is exploring growing global challenges as European and Asian competitors invest to build a comparative advantage in high-tech goods and services.

America's Economic Challenges on the Global Stage

Jan 05, 2007
The Wilson Center's Kent Hughes takes a brief look at the problems America confronts as it tries to gain a comparative advantage in the global marketplace.

Canada Institute Appoints Gerry McCaughey as Chair of Advisory Board

Dec 04, 2006
WASHINGTON- Lee Hamilton, President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has appointed Gerald (Gerry) McCaughey as chair of the advisory board for its Canada Institute. McCaughey is the President and CEO of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), one of the largest financial services institutions in Canada.

Canada Institute Releases the Second in its Occasional Paper Series

Nov 02, 2006
The Canada Institute is pleased to publish the papers from Climate Change in North America, a conference hosted by the Canada Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Project in May of 2006. The publication can be dowloaded here.

New Poll Shows Warming of Canada-U.S. Relationship

Oct 05, 2006
Ipsos-Reid releases a poll on Canada-U.S. relations commissioned by The Canada Institute, and the Canada Institute on North American Issues

Arab American Political Participation

Jul 01, 2006
What is the current state of political participation among Arab Americans? Has their experience changed since 9/11? These and other issues were examined at a recent conference that convened a diverse panel drawn from universities, the worlds of NGO activism and national politics.

NAFTA: Is It Sustainable?

May 03, 2006
When Canada, Mexico, and the United States negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 12 years ago, it was greeted as the most ambitious and comprehensive trade deal ever signed but is it sustainable given the new trends in global trade governance? A March 13 conference, co-sponsored by the Center's Canada and Mexico Institutes, takes a closer look.

Canada Institute launches One Issue, Two Voices publication on corporate governance

Apr 04, 2006
The Canada Institute proudly presents the fifth publication in its One Issue, Two Voices series, which addresses "Corporate Governance in Canada and the United States." The publication coincides with a major address by former SEC Chairman William Donaldson in Toronto on April 12, 2006 and a breakfast briefing by authors Jay Lorsch and Edward Waitzer in New York City on April 28, 2006.

Canada Institute launches Ocassional Paper Series

Jan 31, 2006
The Canada Institute launched a new Occasional Paper Series in January 2006. The inaugural publication by Dwight Mason discusses the challenges Quebec would have had to face in foreign and defense policy had the 1995 referendum led to the province's independence.

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