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The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region: Improving Policy Outcomes Through Research and Engagement

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April 17, 2014 // 9:00am12:15pm
The Great Lakes-St Lawrence Basin contains 18 percent of the world's freshwater and is home to 42 million people. While these waters are essential to Canada and the United States' quality of life, the current state and future sustainability of the basin continue to challenge policy makers. Please join the Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program and the Great Lakes Policy Research Network for a half-day conference dedicated to bringing government, non-government, private sector, community organizations, and other stakeholders together to discuss the vital issue of Great Lakes environmental governance. more

The United States, Trade Remedy, and the WTO: What’s Next?

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May 08, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
In recent years, American trade remedies have been particularly controversial. No safeguard has ever been found to be WTO-consistent. Indeed, with the expiry of the softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the U.S. in 2015, trade remedy issues are certain to remain a central issue for American trade negotiators going forward. Please join the Canada Institute in welcoming a panel of the leading authorities on global trade remedies to discuss a range of issues pertaining to how the United States has addressed trade remedies in the past and what concerns may arise in future. more
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When Thinking About Border Security, Should the U.S. Look North?

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Apr 03, 2014
Cross-border smuggling and border vulnerabilities on the tribal lands that straddle New York, Quebec, and Ontario are not new, but there is now increasing evidence linking the illicit tobacco network to terrorist funding, organized crime networks, and illegal movements of narcotics, weapons, and people. Experts discuss the complexities in solving the problem. more

Alternative North Americas

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Mar 27, 2014
Since 9/11 and the Iraq war, relations between Canada and the United States have slowly deteriorated, forcing some to question the future of the world's largest bilateral trading relationship. David Jones, former U.S. foreign service officer, pulls no punches as he explores the growing differences between Canada and the United States. more
How We Lead

“How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change” A Conversation with The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada

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February 27, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Contemporary foreign policy is changing profoundly, as power disperses among nations, as well as to non-state actors and citizens. The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada and long-time Foreign Minister, discussed the urgent need to reconcile cultural differences and build new alliances. Mr. Clark discussed his new book: How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change. more

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