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Seeking Historical Reconciliation: The U.S. Role in Fostering Relations Between Japan and South Korea

Democratic ideals and cultural exchanges among nations have been seen as effective tools to encourage reconciliation between former adversaries. But that seemingly has not been the case in relations between Japan and South Korea, even if democratic values are shared. Wilson Center Fellow and Waseda University professor Toyomi Asano notes that it is important to share memories of the United States-led process of decolonization after the Japanese Empire’s defeat.

To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

The meaning of citizenship has changed profoundly over the twentieth century, with women experiencing the most radical shifts in how their rights and duties have been defined and protected by the state.  Visiting Scholar Maria Bucur follows the changes that have affected women in Romania in the area of property rights.  Over a century of conflict and societal transformation, women have gradually gained more rights as citizens, but full equality with men has not been achieved.

A Global Problem: the European Parliament’s Effort to Combat Tax Inversion

Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed growing concern about tax inversion and its impact on both investment and tax revenues. In recent years, the practice has been the subject of heated public debate both in the US and in the European Union.

SEEWAY Art Exhibit by Wanda Koop

Please join the Wilson Center for the opening of SEEWAY, an exhibit from celebrated, contemporary Canadian artist Wanda Koop. SEEWAY is a luminous collection of images reflecting Koop's journey down the Saint Lawrence Seaway. 

Discussion with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie

The Canada Institute was pleased to host a discussion with Quebec’s Minister for International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre, moderated by Canada Institute Director David Biette. Minister St-Pierre discussed the ways that Quebec will enhance its presence in the United States, and throughout North America, by emphasizing its enthusiasm for continental and global trade.

The Effects of Canadian Trade & Investment on U.S. Employment

The Wilson Center, Embassy of Canada, and Trade Policy Experts Group convened a lunchtime discussion of Peter Dixon's study on the dependence of U.S. jobs on trade and investment with Canada. 

35 Ways to Improve North American Competitiveness

35 Ways to Improve North American Competitiveness

The Takeaways:

1. North American collaboration is critical to the region’s future global competitiveness. However, rather than taking a single approach, the core operating principle should be subsidiarity—doing what makes sense at the level it makes sense.

Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

On September 10, The President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented his new team of 28 Commissioners. They will now all be scrutinised by the European Parliament, through hearings in competent committees taking place from 29 September to 7 October, before the full house will vote on the new college on October 22.