The inaugural C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations featured former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who discussed the decision to either govern by leading or allowing crisis to dictate leadership. Utlimately, Panetta concluded that "the 21st century is a time of tremendous opporunity....and of paradox, and contradictions, that can break our strength." As such, he suggests that the only way to overcome those paradoxes and challenges is through leadership-- and building on the partnership between Canada and the United States.