June 14, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Stretching 5,525 miles, the Canada-United States border is the longest international boundary in the world. Every day, border officers from both nations inspect about a billion dollars in trade and hundreds of thousands of people in order to interdict harmful goods and persons at our shared crossing. However, the agencies in charge of the border and customs only have primary jurisdiction along the band that makes up the international boundary. Outside of that area, border security is left to other federal, state, and provincial police forces.
March 19, 2012 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
This panel will explore the intersection presidential and congressional politics as they play-out against the President’s trade agenda.
February 21, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
In Dependent America?, Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger explore the extent to which U.S. power is a function of its capacity to mobilize other states’ material and moral support. The authors presented the book, and discussants commented on it.
February 14, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Unlike China or Europe, Mexico and Canada are fundamentally different trading partners to the United States. They more closely resemble side-by-side workers on a common assembly line than transactional buyers and sellers separated by long distances. Working Together argues that enhanced economic integration can help meet the goal of doubled U.S. exports by 2015, sustain jobs throughout North America, and sharpen the region’s competitiveness against other world blocs. At the report’s launch Wednesday, author Chris Wilson of the Mexico Institute also stressed the largely unpublicized benefits Mexico trade poses for interior U.S. districts far from the southern border.
The Death of Trilateralism in the NAFTA Neighborhood: Views from the United States, Mexico, and Canada
December 15, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Three panelists reviewed the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the evolution of regional economic cooperation.
September 22, 2011 // 8:30am — 12:15pm
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
June 23, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Stefanie Bowles of Policy Horizons Canada discussed her research findings exploring the economic implications and changing regulatory structure relating to “green” products.
Any Changes Coming? Implications of the May 2 Canadian Federal Election for Canada and Canada-U.S. Relations
May 04, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A panel of Canadian and U.S. experts explored the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, as well as the implications for Canadian foreign policy and potential impact on Canada-U.S. relations.
Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]
April 13, 2011 // 8:30am — 3:00pm
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at Duke University that assessed ways to balance North American energy, security, and environmental goals.
March 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
With almost a third of the world's population living on less than $2 per day, the need to reduce poverty is critical. Panelists examined the linkages between trade and economic growth and its potential to reduce poverty. They also discussed U.S. trade policy and its potential impact to promote economic development.