U.S. Politics Events

Canada and the United States: Where Do We Go After Whatever Happens?

February 19, 2003 // 11:00pm
Canada Institute
Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark shared his thoughts on the future of the bilateral relationship and his vision of how things could be improved. He also spoke about how Canadians perceive the war on terror and the potential war with Iraq and expressed his optimism for a quick and peaceful solution.

Minority Group Leadership in Congress

January 31, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
Featuring:Walter E. Fauntroy, former Democratic Delegate from D.C. (invited); Robert A. Underwood, former Democratic Delegate from Guam; Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science, Vanderbilt University; and Juan Williams, national correspondent, NPR, and Fox News.

The End of Canada?

November 21, 2002 // 8:30am10:00am
Canada Institute
Mel Hurtig spoke about the perceived erosion of Canada given increasing economic, cultural, and military integration resulting from post-9/11 security measures at the Canada-U.S. border. He stated that while it might be too late to save Canada, he had considerable faith in the ability of the Canadian public to retain their vision of government as a provider and a protector of the public good.

Cyprus, Turkey and the European Union: U.S. Policies in the Balance

November 19, 2002 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program

Congress and Civil Liberties During War

November 15, 2002 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
The war on terrorism, triggered by the terrorists' attacks of September 2001, has been no exception to wartime Congresses giving Presidents additional powers to combat national security threats at home and abroad. The USA Patriot Act and other executive actions aimed at increasing domestic surveillance and detention of suspected terrorists have raised concerns about abuses of civil liberties. How Congress and the courts are responding to this delicate balancing act between security and liberty will be the subject of this Congress Project Seminar.

Implications of the Elections in Yugoslavia for U.S. Interests in the Balkans

November 07, 2002 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
John Hulsman, Damjan de Krnjevic-Miskovic, and Philip W. Lyon

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

September 24, 2002 // 9:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference, co-sponsored by the Canada Institute and the Division of United States Studies, was designed to examine the barriers women face in running for elected office at the national, state, and provincial levels in the two countries, in addition to the impact of the elected women and current strategies to increase the number of women in elected politics.

Budgeting During Wartime: Dueling Priorities

September 13, 2002 // 3:00am5:00pm
Congress Project

Can the U.S. and Russia Really Cooperate?

May 08, 2002 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Anatol Lieven, Senior Associate for Foreign and Security Policy, Russia and Eurasia Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, DCCosponsored by the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute

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