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UQAM Conference: Fences, Walls, and Borders: State of Insecurity? (Montréal)

International Conference at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th 2011

People, Security and Borders: The Impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on North America

Governments on both sides of the border have to think more critically about the type of infrastructure required to create a safer and more secure border, argued Donald Abelson, professor and chair of political science at the University of Western Ontario. Professor Abelson was joined by co-author Duncan Wood to discuss their recently published report, "People, Security, and Borders: The Impact of the WHTI on North American," at a conference hosted by the Canada Institute, in partnership with Accenture, the Canada-U.S.

Intelligence Sharing Between the United States and Canada

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS) at Carleton University co-hosted a publication launch and panel on the topic of Canada-U.S. bilateral security and intelligence relations. The roundtable discussion was co-sponsored by the Canada Institute on North American Issues (CINAI).

The Outlook for Canada-U.S. Defense Cooperation

Capt(N) Richard Bergeron, Canadian Forces, Co-Director, Bi-National Planning Group.
CAPT. Pamela McClune, United States Navy, Co-Director (Acting), Bi-National Planning Group.
Joseph T. Jockel, Director, Canadian Studies Program, St. Laurence University, and Visiting Professor, Canadian Forces College.
Col. (Ret.) John Orr, Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University

Threat Perceptions in Canada and the United States

The Canada Institute held a conference at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2005 to launch the fourth issue of the One Issue, Two Voices publication series, which addresses "Threat Perceptions in the United States and Canada."

Karlyn Bowman, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Frank L. Graves, President, EKOS Research Associates Inc.
Gavin I. Cameron, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary

The Future of Intelligence in Canada-U.S. Relations

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars co-sponsored a roundtable with the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs on "The Future of Intelligence." The roundtable, with Reid Morden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS) and former deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, as guest speaker, took place in Toronto on November 8, 2005.

Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

On the occasion of his visit to Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin delivers major foreign policy address titled "Canada and the World: Building on Our Values."

The full speech is available on the Prime Minister's website.

The Prevention of Youth Violence in Latin America: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

In its 2008 survey of public opinion, the respected polling firm Latinobarómetro demonstrated the breadth of the problem. Asked about the most important issue facing their countries, citizens throughout Latin America cited crime (delincuencia) as the most important problem, followed by unemployment. Notably, the number of people citing crime as the most important problem has risen over the last decade.

Offsite event: A Discussion with Frank Pearl, Colombia's High Counselor for Social and Economic Reintegration

According to the office of the High Counselor for Reintegration (ACR), over 47,000 combatants from Colombia's paramilitary and guerrilla groups have demobilized since mid-2002. Government-sponsored reintegration programs aim to meet the needs of ex-combatants, their families, and the communities that receive them, and to pursue multiple goals of reconciliation, justice, and socio-economic development.