Events

Security, Prosperity and Freedom: Why America Needs the G8

June 03, 2004 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Indiana University's Center for International Business Education and Research, the G8 Research Group, and the EnviReform Project hosted a two-day pre-Summit conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center in preparation for the G8 meeting at Sea Island.

Film -- Embedded in Baghdad

May 27, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
The Canada Institute and the Conflict Prevention Project hosted a viewing of “Embedded in Baghdad” with Canadian documentary filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau, who spent 40 days embedded with an Iraqi family before, during, and after the fall of Baghdad in the spring of 2003.

Dispersed Relations: Americans, Canadians, and North America's Perforated Border

May 21, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Reginald Stuart discussed his project that proposes a new framework for examining how Canada and the United States and their peoples interrelate, in four broad realms: cultural, social, economic, and political/diplomatic.

Smart Borders, Virtual Borders, or No Borders: Homeland Security Choices for the United States and Canada

May 20, 2004 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Rey Koslowski discussed options for North American border security particularly pertaining to the implications of introducing technologies into border security with an emphasis on the impending requirements of US-VISIT entry and exit procedures.

The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State

May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
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Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.

The International Response to the Rwandan Genocide – a Failure of Humanity

April 22, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
At a Director's Forum with General Dallaire, the Canadian Commander of the UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, and author of the recently published Shake Hands with The Devil, Dallaire provided a vivid account of his experience in Rwanda and of the international community's failure to intervene.

The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis

February 05, 2004 // 5:30pm11:00pm
The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and the Canada Institute on North American Issues hosted the first C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations with special guest speaker Leon Panetta, who addressed the topic of "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis."

Globalization and Well-Being

February 03, 2004 // 3:30pm11:00pm
The Donner Canadian Foundation established the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, and the 2003 winner of the Donner Prize, John F. Helliwell, discussed his thought-provoking book, Globalization and Well-Being.

Realism Canadian Style: The Chrétien Legacy in Foreign and Defense Policy and the Lessons for Canada-U.S. Relations

January 15, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Joel Sokolsky, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, reviewed the history of Canadian foreign and defense policy as well as their effect on U.S.-Canada relations at a seminar sponsored by Canada Institute.

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