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The State of the Canada - U.S. Relationship

December 15, 2006 // 7:30am11:30am
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Every two years, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) and the Wilson Center's Canada Institute produce a special issue of The American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS) on the state of the relationship between Canada and the United States. The issue is dedicated to the memory of Thomas O. Enders, the late U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Authors will present their papers on a variety of topics in Canada-U.S. relations, discussants will provide comments on the papers, and significant time will be spent on questions and discussion.

This conference will take place over two days in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

8:30 a.m. Welcome by the ARCS Thomas O. Enders Issue Co-Editors
David N. Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Munroe Eagles, Professor of Political Science, and Interim Associate Dean of Sponsored Programs and Research, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Buffalo

Moderator
Diddy R.M. Hitchins MBE, President, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), Professor Emerita, University of Alaska Anchorage

8:45 a.m. "Comparing Immigrant Settlement Policy in Canada and the United States"
Author: Ron Schmidt, Professor, Department of Political Science, California State University, Long Beach
Discussant: Margie McHugh, Co-Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute

9:45 a.m. "North American Energy, 2000-2007: What a Difference Those Years Make!"
Author: Joseph M. Dukert, Independent Energy Consultant
Discussant: Gerald Baier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Canadian Studies and Political Science, Center for International Studies, Yale University (on leave from the University of British Columbia)

10:45 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. "From Trail Smelter to Devil's Lake: The Need for Effective Federal Involvement in Canadian-American Environmental Disputes"
Author: Allen L. Springer, Professor, Department of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College
Discussant: Sigrid Anna Johnson, Counsellor and Head of Section (Environment and Fisheries), Embassy of Canada

12:15 p.m. Workshop Concludes

The preceding day the workshop featured the following presentations:

"Political Dimensions of Canadian-American Relations under Harper and Bush: The tension between public opinion and government direction"
Author: Lisa Young, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
Discussant: Richard S. Katz, Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Political Science, The Johns Hopkins University

"Defense Policy, Canadian-American Relations, and 'Canada's New Government'"
Author: Kim Richard Nossal, Professor and Head, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
Discussant: Patrick Basham, Director, Center for Representative Government, Democracy Institute

"In the Eye of the Storm: Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship in a Turbulent World"
Author: Erick Duchesne, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Université Laval
Discussant: Grant Aldonas, Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

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