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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.

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

Security and Sovereignty: Renewing NORAD

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a conference in conjunction with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University, and the Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies to launch Security and Sovereignty: Renewing NORAD, the third issue of the Canada Institute's One Issue, Two Voices publication series.

NAFTA and the Future of North America

Toronto, Ontario, U.S. scholars Joseph McKinney of Baylor University and Kimberly Elliot of the Institute of International Economics joined a group of Canadian and Mexican specialists to discuss "NAFTA and the Future of North America" at a one-day conference in Toronto, Ontario on February 7, part of the Canada Institute's regular programming in Canada. The conference was co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Program at University College, University of Toronto.

Security, Prosperity and Freedom: Why America Needs the G8

On June 3 and 4, Indiana University's Center for International Business Education and Research, the G8 Research Group and the EnviReform Project (both based at the University of Toronto) will host a two-day pre-Summit conference in preparation for the G8 meeting at Sea Island, which will take place June 8 to 10.

Borderlines: Canada in North America

The BorderLines: Canada in North America conference series was conceived by various high-profile Canadian business leaders, academics, journalists, and scholars who saw the need for a re-evaluation of Canada's relationship with its southern neighbors. Intending to generate grassroots debate and popular dialogue across Canada, the BorderLines series held events in Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver, and Washington, with the final conference scheduled for Toronto in Spring 2003.

Strategic Energy Opportunities for the Department of Defense

Amory Lovins is the co-founder, chairman, and chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is a consultant and experimental physicist educated at Harvard and Oxford. The recipient of numerous awards, honorary degrees, and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship and the Time Hero for the Planet Award, Lovins is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Energy, Climate Change, and the Military: Implications for National Security

"Some, I think, probably are surprised to hear former generals and admirals talk about energy efficiency and renewable energy, but they shouldn't be," said General Charles Wald, USAF (Ret.), chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB), a group of 12 retired three- and four-star admirals and generals. "Force protection isn't just about protecting weak spots; it's about reducing vulnerabilities before you get into harm's way."

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

As part of the 16th Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) hosted the Washington, DC premiere of Arid Lands on March 14, 2008.