This conference brought together a group of academic specialists in economics, political science, history and environmental studies, as well as several government officials and members of the business community to examine the current policy challenges in the Canada-United States relationship.

The event was hosted by the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Institute for United States Policy Research/School of Policy Studies, University of Calgary, with support from the University of Calgary's Center for Military and Strategic Studies, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.