The Right Honorable Joe Clark will join the Wilson Center for a three-month appointment as a Public Policy Scholar beginning this October. The youngest prime minister in Canadian history, Joe Clark, then leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, was elected in 1979 at the age of 39 and has since become one of the most highly regarded ambassadors of Canadian values throughout the international community.
Michael Hart, one of Canada's leading scholars on trade policy, has been named the next Fulbright-Woodrow Wilson Center Chair in Canada-U.S. relations.
On the occasion of his visit to Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, delivered a significant foreign policy address titled "Canada and the World: Building on Our Values." The full speech is available here.
Against the backdrop of the Canadian federal government's commitment to work more closely with the United States, North American business leaders gathered in Calgary at the Woodrow Wilson Forum on Cross-Border Business. The presentations are available here.
According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of the Canada Institute, public concern about energy shortages is widespread in both Canada and the United States.The poll was released today as the Canada Institute of The Woodrow Wilson Center launches a two- day public dialogue in Calgary examining cross-border Canada/U.S. relations with a particular focus on continental energy issues.
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.
John F. Helliwell will discuss his thought-provoking book Globalization and Well-Being,-- for which he won the 2003 Donner Prize---on February 3 at the Wilson Center. RSVP here.
The Canada Institute is pleased to announce that the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has honored Steve Paikin as a nominee for the "Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information or Talk Program or Series" category at the 2003 Gemini Awards. Mr. Paikin is recognized for his work on Studio 2's broadcast of the live town meeting that was produced in conjunction with the Canada Institute and MHz Networks on "Family Feud: America and its Allies at a Crossroads."
On Monday, April 15, 2003 the people of Québec voted out the separatist Parti Québécois (PQ) after almost ten years in power. Recently elected to Québec's National Assembly, long-time politician and academic Daniel Turp discussed the future of his party and of the sovereignty movement in Québec.
In this panel discussion, author Stephen Clarkson will discuss his new book, Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State which examines Canada's and Mexico's place with respect to their much larger and imposing neighbor.