North America Events

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Looking Forward: Sustaining the Earth and Humanity - Implications for the New UN Secretary-General

March 26, 2007 // 9:30am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Realizing the goal of stabilizing the environment requires new frameworks for global actions. This event, which marks the second in a three-meeting series on UN reform, examines the role of the UN and its member states in leading the environmental sustainability movement.
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Book Launch-- Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President

March 22, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies
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U.S. Energy Security and Oil Revenue Transparency

March 21, 2007 // 2:30pm6:00pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program, Global Witness, and the offices of Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) co-host a comprehensive program to explore the issue of oil revenue transparency and how it relates to U.S. energy security.

U.S. Manufacturing: Flourishing or Floundering?

March 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Is Lou Dobbs right after all? A broad range of U.S.-based manufacturing industries is losing home market share to imports, according to a groundbreaking analysis of domestic manufacturing by the U.S. Business and Industry Council. Drawing on the U.S. Census Bureau's detailed manufacturing output figures, the study shows that a vast majority of major manufacturing sectors – including many capital-intensive and high-tech sectors – have suffered the same kind of import penetration and domestic market-share loss that has devastated Detroit automakers.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.
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Seventh Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 08, 2007 // 7:15am11:00am
Canada Institute
Panelists addressed the challenge of how to negotiate a shift toward the adoption and implementation of greener technologies without sacrificing economic growth and how to achieve this balance between environmental and economic goals through technological innovation at the 7th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues.

The Black Canadian Experience: From the Underground Railroad to Black Canadian Studies Today

March 02, 2007 // 8:00am4:00pm
Canada Institute
This event brought together prominent historians from Canada and the United States, who discussed the challenges faced by African Americans after resettling in Canada, and the need to look beyond the U.S. abolition experience to better understand shared experiences that led to the end of slavery.

Book Launch -- I've Got A Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

March 01, 2007 // 3:00pm4:30pm
United States Studies
Author Karolyn Smardz Frost discussed her book that details how the story of the Underground Railroad is the history of black Americans as the primary agents in their quest for freedom, a quest in which often their final destination was Canada.

Leaders' Luncheon Discussion on Canada/U.S. Affairs and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative with Premiers of the Provinces

February 27, 2007 // 10:30am1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center joined multiple co-sponsors to host a luncheon discussion on the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
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Knowledge Transfer of Tomorrow

February 15, 2007 // 7:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Leading figures in academia and the private and policy sectors will explore fundamental questions of knowledge transfer, such as how to foster a culture of innovation, to globalization, finance, and the role of higher education vis-à-vis society and industry. The conference will explore the future prospects for competitiveness in the knowledge based economy of tomorrow and work to form comprehensive policy strategies in an increasingly globalized world.

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