Society and Culture Events
April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
December 17, 2007 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
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.
November 05, 2007 // 8:30am — 10:30am
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.
September 25, 2007 // 9:00am — 10:30am
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.
September 24, 2007 // 7:30am — 10:00am
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.
June 28, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
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.
June 12, 2007 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
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 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
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
March 02, 2007 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
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.
March 01, 2007 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
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.