North America News

How to Donate to Hurricane Disaster Relief in Mexico

Oct 23, 2015
Within 24 hours, Hurricane Patricia intensified into the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Damage from Hurricane Patricia is expected to be catastrophic but you can help those who are mobilizing to help the people of Mexico. Here are a few ways to donate.

Duncan Wood Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Oct 21, 2015
Director Duncan Wood testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs in the hearing "Ongoing Migration from Central America: An Examination of FY2015 Apprehensions." Watch video of the hearing.

Canada’s New Prime Minister

Oct 20, 2015
Wilson Center Canada Institute Director Laura Dawson analyzes Canada’s surprising election results and provides a profile of new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

CIA Director’s Email Hacked

Oct 20, 2015
Following reports that CIA Director John Brennan’s email had been hacked, we asked Meg King to explain the implications.

What does agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) mean?

Oct 07, 2015
The 11 other parties to TPP are watching the U.S. Congress closely. Will it accept this agreement impacting countries that account for 40% of global GDP and 26% of world trade, or will it withdraw into domestic partisan fights and ignore the global impact?

Living Diversity: Documenting Arlington, Virginia Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities

Oct 07, 2015
Words and exhortations can inspire; to become calls to action they must embrace realizable visions of a new future. What, we may ask, would an “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” city look like? One answer emerges from the once “suburban” county of Arlington, Virginia across the river from Washington, D.C.

Canadian and U.S. Elections: Convergences and Divergences

Sep 23, 2015
Canadian and U.S. elections are approaching. Since the Canada Institute audience is located in both the United States and Canada, we decided to look for a guest analyst who could explain and compare the major dynamics in both countries. For this job, there is no better person than Eduardo Del Buey. Eduardo is a former Canadian diplomat who has held senior communications positions in the United Nations, Organization of American States and Commonwealth Secretariat.