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New Poll: Reducing Foreign Oil Trumps Greenhouse Gas

Apr 22, 2013
A new poll on the XL Keystone Pipeline Project conducted by Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos suggests that energy security trumps the concern about greenhouse gas emission among both Americans and Canadians.

Nik Nanos speaks with Power & Politics host Evan Solomon

Apr 12, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discusses the results of his firm's recent poll of Canadian attitudes toward current and potential political party leaders.
David Biette

Canada Institute director David Biette LIVE on Dialogue: Sunday, April 7 at 10:30a (EST)

Apr 05, 2013
This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we present a discussion of America’s borders. We begin with a look northward. Our guest is the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette. We also turn our sights south to the U.S.-Mexico border with Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.

Canada Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair Paul Frazer discusses the new American ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman

Apr 04, 2013
Bruce Heyman, a longtime Obama fundraiser and Chicago-based partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.

Former Quebec Scholar Vincent-Joël Proulx releases Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention

Feb 06, 2013
Vincent-Joël Proulx, the 2009 Wilson Center Canada Institute Quebec Scholar, recently released his book, Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention. In it, he details the shortcomings of the extant scheme of state responsibility regarding terrorist activities, and identifies a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities that he emphasizes converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts.

Nik Nanos speaks with The Globe and Mail about Canada/U.S. energy relations

Jan 23, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discusses energy issues with The Globe and Mail.

Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos speaks with the CBC

Jan 17, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discussed his firms recent polling of North American energy opinions with the CBC.

Hugh MacKinnon announced as new Canada Institute Advisory Board co-chair

Jan 17, 2013
Canada Institute Director David Biette today announced the appointment of Hugh MacKinnon as the Canadian co-chair of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute Advisory Board.

Canada Institute Activities: 2012 Year in Review

Jan 10, 2013
In 2012, the Canada Institute produced 24 meetings on energy and environment, trade, and border and border security. The Institute also hosted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the most widely-attended event at the Wilson Center in 2012. In addition, the Institute produced two notable publications on deepwater offshore drilling and on the future of the U.S.-Canada border.

Minister Jean-François Lisée Leads First Mission to Washington and visits the Wilson Center

Dec 20, 2012
The Minister of International Relations, la Francophonie and External Trade (MRIFCE), and the Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Mr. Jean-François Lisée, lead his first mission to Washington on December 11-12. Minister Lisée held several roundtable discussions, most notably at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he spoke on the importance of consolidating the economic relationship between Québec and the United States with various business leaders and academics in Washington.

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