Every two years, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) and the Wilson Center's Canada Institute produce a special issue of The American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS) on the state of the relationship between Canada and the United States. The issue is dedicated to the memory of Thomas O. Enders, the late U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Discussants commented on the papers, and significant was reserved for questions and discussion. Details on the authors and discussants, abstracts of the papers as well as a full program can be found in the adjoining links.

This year's speakers and topics are:

Overview of Canada-U.S. Relations
Don Barry, University of Calgary
"Chrétien, Bush and the War in Iraq"
Discussant: Melissa Haussman, Suffolk University

Tamara Woroby, Johns Hopkins SAIS and Towson University
"Should Canadian Immigration Policy Be Synchronized With U.S. Immigration Policy? Lessons Learned at the Start of Two Centuries"
Discussant: Audrey Kobayashi, Queen's University, currently Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Migration Policy Institute

Kate O'Neill, University of California, Berkeley
"How One Cow Can Make a Difference: U.S.-Canada Trade Relations and Mad Cow Disease"
Discussant: Michael Hart, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University, currently Senior Fellow, Center for North American Studies, American University

Stacy D. VanDeveer, University of New Hampshire and Henrik Selin, Boston University
"U.S.-Canadian Environmental Cooperation: Climate Change in the States and Provinces"
Discussant: Debora VanNijnatten, Wilfrid Laurier University, currently visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan

Monica Gattinger, University of Ottawa
"From Government to Governance in the Energy Sector: The States of the Canada-U.S. Energy Relationship"
Discussant: Mark Kasoff, Bowling Green State University

Security and Defense
Frank Harvey, Dalhousie University
"Canada's Addiction to American Security: The Illusion of Choice in the War on Terror"
Discussant: Alexander Cochran, Woodrow Wilson Fellow.