North America Events

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Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

April 29, 2015 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. Canada supplies the United States with approximately 32 TWh of hydropower with room for significant additional expansion. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

Financial Education Tools for the Hispanic Community

April 23, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to learn about the efforts of the Mexican government to improve financial literacy within the Mexican and Hispanic communities in the United States and Canada.
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Is the American Century Over?

April 21, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Join us for a conversation with the author of Is the American Century Over?, Joseph S. Nye, as he argues that America's superpower status may be tempered, but is definitely not over.

Remembering WWII: the 70th Anniversary of Victory

April 20, 2015 // 3:00pm6:00pm
Kennan Institute
May 2015 marks 70 years since the momentous victory of the allied forces in Europe. Victory was achieved only through enormous sacrifice and global cooperation amongst the allies. Join us for a panel discussion of U.S.-Soviet partnership during the war. The panel will be followed by a reception, sponsored by the Russian Embassy, to launch a month-long exhibit of archival photos that chronicle the U.S.-Soviet war effort.
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Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences

April 16, 2015 // 8:45am3:30pm
Kennan Institute
The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has the United States and its European allies struggling to find a way to respond to Russia’s actions and continuing violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. To date, that response is centered on calibrated but escalating sanctions against Russia. Once again, American reliance on sanctions as an essential foreign policy tool is on display.

A Global Problem: the European Parliament’s Effort to Combat Tax Inversion

April 08, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed growing concern about tax inversion and its impact on both investment and tax revenues. In recent years, the practice has been the subject of heated public debate both in the US and in the European Union. In February 2015, following public and political interest in advanced tax ruling practices in Member States, the European Parliament set up the TAXE committee. Alain Lamassoure, Chairman of the TAXE committee, will speak about this unique initiative of the European Parliament and of the need of transatlantic cooperation in this field.
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Criminal Justice in an Emerging Democracy: Perspectives from Mexico's Inmates

March 27, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute was pleased to host an event on Mexico's criminal justice reform, focusing on the inmates' perspectives.

SEEWAY Art Exhibit by Wanda Koop

March 20, 2015 // 4:30pm6:30pm
Canada Institute
Please join the Wilson Center for the opening of SEEWAY, an exhibit from celebrated, contemporary Canadian artist, Wanda Koop. SEEWAY is a luminous collection of images reflecting Koop's journey down the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

The War in Ukraine: The Roots of Russian Conduct

March 19, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kennan Institute
A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia's recent and distant past, as well as the EU's image of a modern, post-WWII Europe.
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Environmental Review in Canada and the United States

March 18, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Canada Institute
On the morning of March 18, the Wilson Center's Canada Institute will host Helen Cutts, the Vice-President for Policy Development for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for a round table discussion on the environmental review process in Canada and the United States.

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