About Us

Jul 07, 2011
The Woodrow Wilson Center established the Canada Institute to explore one of America's most important bilateral relationships, but one that gets far less attention in Washington than it deserves. For most Americans, Canada is—in the words of former U.S. Ambassador James Blanchard—"the invisible world next door." To remedy this imbalance, the Canada Institute seeks to promote policy debate and analysis of key issues of bilateral concern between Canada and the United States; highlight the importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship, both in the United States and in Canada; increase knowledge about Canada among U.S. policymakers; create new channels of communication among scholars, business leaders, public officials, and non-governmental representatives in both countries; generate discussion about future visions for North America; and share relevant programming and publications with the appropriate partners in Canada to encourage dialogue on those issues with Canadian audiences.The Canada Institute brings together top academics, government officials, and corporate leaders to explore key policy issues. The Institute sponsors seminars, conferences, and research projects and works regularly with Canadian universities and research institutions. The Institute has formed a partnership with the Toronto-based Canada Institute on North American Issues, to help disseminate its programming and research findings. The Institute has set up an annual Fulbright Chair for a distinguished Canadian scholar-in-residence at the Wilson Center. Director of the Canada Institute David N. Biette is the Director of the Canada Institute. For nearly ten years, he served as Executive Director of The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS). Prior to working at ACSUS, he was a political/economic officer at the Canadian Consulate General in New York City working on trade, energy, environment, and native affairs. David has an M.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Canadian Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. CANADA INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARDGerry McCaughey, ChairLouise BeaudoinCal Bricker, PhDWilliam I. CampbellSimon F. CooperThomas d'AquinoWendy Dobson, PhDRobert J. FosterPaul D. FrazerAnne GoldenC. Warren GoldringKrystyna HoegJohn HunkinJake KerrLuc LavoieLarry LightDavid MannLorna R. Marsden, PhDMatt MostellerAngus Reid, PhDMichael J. SabiaBrian SegalGérald R. Tremblay, Q.C.Pamela WallinJaime WattJodi WhiteJohn WrightU.S. AmbassadorsHon. David WilkinsHon. Paul CellucciHon. Gordon Giffin Hon. James Blanchard Hon. Peter Teeley Hon. Edward Ney Canadian AmbassadorsHon. Michael WilsonHon. Frank McKennaHon. Michael Kergin Hon. Raymond Chrétien Hon. John de ChastelainHon. Derek Burney Hon. Allan Gotlieb

Full Publication

Jul 07, 2011
This special Energy and Climate issue was made possible through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as well as support from the Blue Moon Fund, USAID, Vermont Law School, Western Kentucky University, and the ENVIRON Foundation.

CES 11 pp. 7-47

Jul 07, 2011
Feature Article: The State of U.S.-China Relations on Climate Change: Examining the Bilateral and Multilateral Relationship By Joanna Lewis Feature Box: ChokePoint: US—Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change By Keith Schneider & J. Carl Ganter Feature Box: Advancing Clean Energy Investments in China’s Electricity and Natural Gas Sector By Diane Derby Feature Box: Measuring and Reporting GHG Emissions in China By Lucia Green-Weiskel

CES 11 pp. 49-98

Jul 07, 2011
Feature Article: Lessons For Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation With China By Stephanie B. Ohshita & Lynn Price Feature Box: Role Models: Young and Old Community Members in China Inspire Local Action to Save Energy By Matthew A. DeGroot Feature Box: Building New Clean Water Networks in China: Challenges and Opportunities for Protecting Lake Tai By Kexin Liu & Peter Marsters Feature Box: Cooperative Competitors: Building New U.S.-China Energy and Climate Networks By Peter Marsters