North America Publications

Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote: Latino Migrant Civic Engagement in L.A.

Jul 07, 2011
This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation that looks at eight cities around the United States: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC. The reports on each city describe the opportunities and barriers that Latino immigrants face in participating as civic and political actors in cities around the United States. more

71. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How the US-EU Battle over Article 98 Played Out in Croatia and Macedonia

Jul 07, 2011
This paper outlines how two Yugoslav successor states, Macedonia and Croatia, faced the dilemma of having to choose between two vital allies. It traces how the issue played itself out in the domestic political arena in the late spring and early summer of 2003, and explains why in the end Croatia rejected US demands in favor of the EU while Macedonia chose to comply with the US. Both the US and the EU are monitoring the postcommunist and post-conflict transitions of the Balkan states closely. All this attention has meant that the Balkans became a particularly crucial battleground for the ICC issue. The decision-making process described in this paper tells a lot about how small post-communist states define their national interests (in terms of politics, economics, and security) and balance external pressures with internal realities in their bids to join Western institutions. Moreover, the outcomes are instructive about the dynamics of US-EU competition and its consequences for the ongoing transition in the region. more

About Us

Jul 07, 2011
The Woodrow Wilson Center established the Canada Institute to explore one of America's most important bilateral relationships, but one that gets far less attention in Washington than it deserves. For most Americans, Canada is—in the words of former U.S. Ambassador James Blanchard—"the invisible world next door." To remedy this imbalance, the Canada Institute seeks to promote policy debate and analysis of key issues of bilateral concern between Canada and the United States; highlight the importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship, both in the United States and in Canada; increase knowledge about Canada among U.S. policymakers; create new channels of communication among scholars, business leaders, public officials, and non-governmental representatives in both countries; generate discussion about future visions for North America; and share relevant programming and publications with the appropriate partners in Canada to encourage dialogue on those issues with Canadian audiences.The Canada Institute brings together top academics, government officials, and corporate leaders to explore key policy issues. The Institute sponsors seminars, conferences, and research projects and works regularly with Canadian universities and research institutions. The Institute has formed a partnership with the Toronto-based Canada Institute on North American Issues, to help disseminate its programming and research findings. The Institute has set up an annual Fulbright Chair for a distinguished Canadian scholar-in-residence at the Wilson Center. Director of the Canada Institute David N. Biette is the Director of the Canada Institute. For nearly ten years, he served as Executive Director of The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS). Prior to working at ACSUS, he was a political/economic officer at the Canadian Consulate General in New York City working on trade, energy, environment, and native affairs. David has an M.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Canadian Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. CANADA INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARDGerry McCaughey, ChairLouise BeaudoinCal Bricker, PhDWilliam I. CampbellSimon F. CooperThomas d'AquinoWendy Dobson, PhDRobert J. FosterPaul D. FrazerAnne GoldenC. Warren GoldringKrystyna HoegJohn HunkinJake KerrLuc LavoieLarry LightDavid MannLorna R. Marsden, PhDMatt MostellerAngus Reid, PhDMichael J. SabiaBrian SegalGérald R. Tremblay, Q.C.Pamela WallinJaime WattJodi WhiteJohn WrightU.S. AmbassadorsHon. David WilkinsHon. Paul CellucciHon. Gordon Giffin Hon. James Blanchard Hon. Peter Teeley Hon. Edward Ney Canadian AmbassadorsHon. Michael WilsonHon. Frank McKennaHon. Michael Kergin Hon. Raymond Chrétien Hon. John de ChastelainHon. Derek Burney Hon. Allan Gotlieb more

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Canada and the United States

Jul 07, 2011
View publicationRelated Material Case Study on "Transboundary Environmental Governance"Author: Claude ChereauAugust 20, 2009The Portal for North America, a project of CIGI, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, developed a teaching module based on the Canada Institute's Occasional Paper Publication Series on Transboundary Environmental Governance.View online more

Transboundary Environmental Governance in Canada and the United States

Jul 07, 2011
Canada Institute Occasional Paper No. 3 more

The Foreign and Defense Policies of an Independent Quebec

Jul 07, 2011
Canada Institute Occasional Paper No. 1 more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.