Conference Program

Thursday October 31, 2002
Introduction: 2:00 p.m.

Overview: United States-Canada Relations: 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Author: John Herd Thompson, chair, Department of History, Duke University

Discussant: Jeffrey Simpson,
National Affairs Columnist, Globe and Mail


Environment: 3:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Author: Debora VanNijnatten,
Professor of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Discussant: Jean Melious,
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies,
Huxley College of the Environment,
Western Washington University

Friday November 1, 2002
Security and Border Issues: 9:00 a.m-10:15 a.m

Author: Sharon Jones, Instructor, SUNY Cortland

Discussant: Christopher Sands,
Fellow and Director of the Canada Project, Americas Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies


Defense Issues: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Author: Dwight N. Mason, former U.S. chairman, Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada-United States

Discussant: Stéphane Roussel, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy, Department of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal


Business and Economic Relations: 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Author: Maureen Molot, Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Discussant: Mark Kasoff, Professor of Economics and Director, Canadian Studies Center, Bowling Green State University


Cultural Issues: 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Author: Christopher Maule, Professor, Department of Economics and Distinguished Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Discussant: Eliza Patterson, international trade lawyer and adjunct professor, Washington and Lee University Law School

Concluding Remarks: 3:45 p.m.