Society and Culture Events

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.
Webcast

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.

Book Launch-- The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are

June 12, 2007 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Andrew Cohen discussed his newest book, which explores Canada's history, politics, institutions, and culture in an effort to explain why Canadians remain ignorant of their own history, demand little in return for Canadian citizenship, and continue to struggle to define a clear Canadian identity.

Language Politics and Language Policies in the Contemporary Western Balkans: Infinitives, Turkisms, and EUrolinguistics

April 18, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Victor A. Friedman, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature and Director of the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago

The Black Canadian Experience: From the Underground Railroad to Black Canadian Studies Today

March 02, 2007 // 8:00am4:00pm
Canada Institute
This event brought together prominent historians from Canada and the United States, who discussed the challenges faced by African Americans after resettling in Canada, and the need to look beyond the U.S. abolition experience to better understand shared experiences that led to the end of slavery.

Book Launch -- I've Got A Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

March 01, 2007 // 3:00pm4:30pm
United States Studies
Author Karolyn Smardz Frost discussed her book that details how the story of the Underground Railroad is the history of black Americans as the primary agents in their quest for freedom, a quest in which often their final destination was Canada.
Webcast

Measuring the Human Cost of War: Dilemmas and Controversies

January 10, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Frederick Burkle discusses ways in which the health community can better work with political and military actors to implement effective health programs and accurate monitoring mechanisms in fragile environments. The meeting is the sixth in ECSP's Health, Population, and Fragility series.

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