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Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations

Despite fears of an unregulated race for Arctic territory and resources, there is currently considerable international cooperation occurring to address key issues in the Far North, said Betsy Baker of Vermont Law School at an event hosted by the Canada Institute in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program.

Navigating the Post Cold-War, Post 9/11 World: 2007 C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, delivered remarks at the third annual C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. relations, held on May 1, 2007. Held annually in Toronto, the C. Warren Goldring Lecture series promotes increased understanding of public policy decisions in both Canada and the United States. Haass' lecture, entitled, "Navigating the Post-Cold War, Post 9-11 World," examined the new and emerging security challenges the United States will face in a globalized and interdependent world.

Saltwater Neighbors: The Law and Politics of the Canada-U.S. Ocean Relationship

Despite unresolved maritime boundaries and ongoing navigational issues on all three coasts (Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic), Canada and the United States have maintained a cooperative and peaceful ocean relationship, argued Ted McDorman, professor of law at the University of Victoria, and current Fulbright-Woodrow Wilson Center Visiting Research Chair in Canada-United States Relations. McDorman's presentation, hosted by the Canada Institute on April 10, provided an opportunity for him to discuss his research examining maritime legal disputes between Canada and the United States with U.S.

Climate Change Politics in North America (Part Two)

In an economically integrated North America, the problem of climate change—and how to address it—raises a host of difficult questions for policymakers, legislators, and business leaders. Conference participants discussed the diversity of climate change strategies proposed by the NAFTA region's governments, nonprofits, and business communities.

Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

In an economically integrated North America, the problem of climate change—and how to address it—raises a host of difficult questions for policymakers, legislators, and business leaders. Conference participants discussed the diversity of climate change strategies proposed by the NAFTA region's governments, nonprofits, and business communities.

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

Border Security: The High Stakes for Canada and the United States in the 21st Century

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Toronto Board of Trade co-hosted a luncheon panel with the Hon. John Manley and Gov. Tom Ridge. The luncheon panel was co-sponsored by the Canada Institute on North American Issues (CINAI). Each panelist discussed the new security environment since 9/11, the resulting cross-border security implications, and major current and future problems to securing our shared border.

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