Panel Discussion and Book Launch--Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State
April 03, 2003 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Stephen Clarkson discussed his book, Uncle Sam and Us, arguing that globalization is not new for Canada given Canada's historic dependence on external markets, its receptiveness towards immigrants, and its high levels of foreign investment.
February 27, 2003 // 8:00am — 8:00pm
The BorderLines: Canada in North America conference series was conceived by various high-profile Canadian business leaders, academics, journalists, and scholars who saw the need for a re-evaluation of Canada's relationship with its southern neighbors. This two-day conference fostered frank and informative dialogue about the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship.
February 27, 2003 // 12:00am — 11:00pm
On the brink of war with Iraq, the United States seems to be taking a more activist, “muscular” approach to foreign policy. But how will this affect America’s allies, such as Canada? Panelists addressed this question in a live, televised "town meeting."
February 19, 2003 // 11:00pm
Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark shared his thoughts on the future of the bilateral relationship and his vision of how things could be improved. He also spoke about how Canadians perceive the war on terror and the potential war with Iraq and expressed his optimism for a quick and peaceful solution.
February 04, 2003 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The Honorable Pierre Pettigrew, Canada's Minister of International Trade, defined liberalism as the philosophy at the heart of modernity and questioned whether it is possible for the ideology of liberalism to find within itself a counterbalancing mechanism.
December 09, 2002 // 7:00am — 4:30pm
Marking the 10th anniversary of NAFTA, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”
November 21, 2002 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Mel Hurtig spoke about the perceived erosion of Canada given increasing economic, cultural, and military integration resulting from post-9/11 security measures at the Canada-U.S. border. He stated that while it might be too late to save Canada, he had considerable faith in the ability of the Canadian public to retain their vision of government as a provider and a protector of the public good.
November 08, 2002 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
EnviReform and the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto hosted the third annual EnviReform conference, which analyzes the social and environmental impacts of existing trade liberalization and explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard-setting, among other topics.
October 31, 2002 // 1:00am — 4:00pm
The Canada Institute hosted a conference addressing the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship, which focused on the topics of security and border issues, business and economic relations, and cultural issues.
October 17, 2002 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Professor Richard Nimijean of Carleton University explored how the federal government in Canada uses the Canadian identity politically and the possible existence of a gap between this vision of "The Canadian Way" and the reality of Canadian society.