Diplomatic History

Book Launch: <i>The Washington Diaries: 1981-1989</i>

Author and journalist Christopher Ogden will have a conversation with Allan Gotlieb about his experiences as Canada's Ambassador to the United States from 1981 to 1989. Click HERE to see the invitation.

Canadian Anti-Americanism: Before and After 9/11

By global standards, anti-Americanism in Canada is "anti-Americanism lite," yet understanding many of the sentiments involved in the Canadian experience is helpful when grappling with the unprecedented rise of animosity towards the United States globally. According to historian Reginald Stuart, the working relationships between Canada and the United States are on the whole exemplary because Canada and the United States share the world's longest undefended border, make up world's largest trading partnership, and share many core values.

The United States and Cuba: Implications of an Economic Relationship

The recent reduction of restrictions in the 48-year-old U.S. embargo against Cuba has allowed bilateral trade to expand considerably in the past few years. Nonetheless, the commercial, economic, and financial embargo has remained intact. What are the arguments in favor of and against deeper commercial relations between the United States and Cuba? What are the views within the U.S.

Revisiting Canada's Contribution to Resolving the Iranian Hostage Crisis

Speakers: The Right Honorable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada; Ambassador Kenneth Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran; Antonio J. Mendez, former CIA intelligence officer; Ambassador Bruce Laingen, former Chargé d'affaires, United States Embassy in Tehran; Bill Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and former reporter and editorial writer for The New York Times.