United States News

Call for Papers - J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and U.S. Global Influence

Apr 01, 2014
A September 2015 Conference hosted by the University of Arkansas seeks papers that examine Senator J. William Fulbright’s contribution to U.S. foreign relations and re-assess his legacy in the context of global developments in the twentieth century.

Snowden's Ill-Deserved 'Fifteen Minutes'

Mar 27, 2014
Absent a clearly defined framework, Snowden's hemorrhaging leaks keep our Intelligence Community playing defense, writes Jane Harman.

Alternative North Americas

Mar 27, 2014
Since 9/11 and the Iraq war, relations between Canada and the United States have slowly deteriorated, forcing some to question the future of the world's largest bilateral trading relationship. David Jones, former U.S. foreign service officer, pulls no punches as he explores the growing differences between Canada and the United States.

The Serious Costs of Weak CIA Oversight

Mar 21, 2014
Using executive power that is unfettered by congressional and court review has serious costs, writes Jane Harman.

A Restart of the Stunted Relations with the U.S.

Mar 19, 2014
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, presents his views on the stunted relations between Brazil and the U.S.

Business and the Environment: What’s Trending?

Mar 17, 2014
In this Context interview, Larry Pearl, Director of Environmental News at Bloomberg BNA, discussed issues that are of most interest to his clients, how the business community views climate change, and a regulatory issue that may be rising in prominence.

David Jacobson New Co-Chair of Wilson Center Canada Institute Advisory Board

Mar 07, 2014
David Jacobson, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, is the new U.S. co-chair of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute Advisory Board. He will join Canadian co-chair Hugh MacKinnon, chairman and chief executive officer at the law firm Bennett Jones. Together, Jacobson and MacKinnon will lead the Canada Institute’s long-term strategic direction and fundraising.

U.S. Energy Independence: A New American Narrative?

Feb 28, 2014
In this episode of REWIND, a panel of experts discussed the possibility of America freeing itself from dependence on foreign energy. Afterwards, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Daniel Yergin provided additional commentary on the topic.

A Conversation with Jeh Johnson

Feb 28, 2014
This episode of REWIND features Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

Feb 24, 2014
On Friday February 21, Detroit’s leaders filed in bankruptcy court the first official plan for moving the city to solvency. While judges were deliberating and lawyers were filing their motions, more than six dozen of the best urban minds joined together to think through the future of one of North America’s most troubled cities.

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