Society and Culture Events

Truman's Campaign of Truth and Canada's Cultural Cold War

May 06, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
A discussion hosted by the Canada Institute and the History and Public Policy Program focused on how the Cold War affected and shaped Canadian culture from 1945 to 1965. Frank Ninkovich and Paul Hjartarson offered compelling reasons to study culture as a means of diplomacy.
Webcast

Book Discussion: Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Offers a Path to Peace

February 11, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The ultimate weapon of mass destruction—and perhaps of economic destruction—is the testosterone molecule," quips Malcolm Potts at a discussion of his book, Sex and War.
Webcast

From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

June 04, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Reframing GBV as a development issue will be central to encouraging large-scale programming focusing on prevention, experts say.
Webcast

Japan's Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What's the Solution?

April 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Four experts speak to the multidimensional nature of Japan's declining population.
Webcast

Land Tenure and Property Policies in East Africa

April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Insecure land and property rights, and inequitable systems of land access and use have contributed to conflicts, and without reform, may become even more likely to trigger violence.

Book Launch: Uneasy Neighbo(u)rs: Canada, the USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture

December 17, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Authors David T. Jones and David Kilgour discussed their book, which assesses the dynamics that led to the societal, institutional, and ideological differences between the United States and Canada.

Book Launch: Requiem or Revival? The Promise of North American Integration

November 05, 2007 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
In a book discussion, authors examined how the early promise of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has faded, while progress towards further integration on other pressing issues, including energy, security, and migration, remain unresolved.
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Celebrity Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities

September 25, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Canada Institute
With a recent increase in celebrities drawing the world's attention to international issues such as poverty, debt eradication, and pandemic diseases, panelists explored how celebrities can most effectively use their fame as a means of adding credibility and attracting attention to global issues.

Canada-U.S. Competitiveness: The Productivity Gap

September 24, 2007 // 7:30am10:00am
Canada Institute
Authors discussed the 7th issue of One Issue, Two Voices, which took a comparative look at the economic performance of Canada and the United States from the standpoint of the widening productivity gap between the two countries.

Canada-U.S. Competitiveness: The Productivity Gap

June 28, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Glen Hodgson, of the Conference Board of Canada, and co-author Jack Triplett, of the Brookings Institution, assessed why the United States has enjoyed a surge in productivity over the past decade, while Canada's own productivity growth fell behind that of the United States.

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