Louise Fréchette, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, was a panelist in a forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, and co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of the Capitol Area. Ms. Fréchette was born in Montréal and began her distinguished career in foreign service in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Americans and Canadians cooperate closely on many issues, but their views differ on politics and security. Public Policy Scholar Stephen Brooks discusses his research on this divide and looks at how other Western democracies view the United States.
Americans are generally surprised to learn that more of the energy that the United States imports comes from Canada than from any other country. Really, you say? The United States imports 2.7 million barrels of crude oil and refined products from Canada every day, representing 24 percent of total petroleum imports—about twice what is imported from Saudi Arabia.
In part 2 of our series “Who Owns The Arctic?”, Aki Tonami discusses the prospects for protecting the environment and creating sustainable development as more and more countries turn their attention to the North Pole.