U.S. Politics Events

Canadian Anti-Americanism: Before and After 9/11

May 22, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Reginald C. Stuart explored five varieties of anti-Americanism within Canada, their historical roots, and lines of argument. He questioned what such expressions expose about Canadians themselves, their view of America, and their potential power in the current and future Canada-U.S. relationship.

Congress, Intelligence, and Secrecy During War

May 09, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
In this Congress Project seminar the chairman and ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee examined the role of Congress in overseeing and reorganizing U.S. intelligence agencies and operations as part of our larger war against terrorism at home and abroad.

Congress and Homeland Security: Politics, Process, and Prospects

March 07, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress moved quickly not only to give the President authority to use force abroad against those responsible, but also to shore up the nation's internal defenses against terrorism. It enacted measures in such areas as aviation and port security, and bioterrorism. But it took nearly a year to resolve differences over creating a Department of Homeland Security that brings together 170,000 federal employees from 22 federal agencies with a budget of nearly $40 billion--the biggest executive reorganizion in a half-century. This seminar explored the interplay of politics and processes in Congress to address this new challenge as well as the outlook for the future.

Borderlines: Canada in North America

February 27, 2003 // 8:00am8:00pm
Canada Institute
The BorderLines: Canada in North America conference series was conceived by various high-profile Canadian business leaders, academics, journalists, and scholars who saw the need for a re-evaluation of Canada's relationship with its southern neighbors. This two-day conference fostered frank and informative dialogue about the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship.

Current State and Future Prospects of German-American Relations

February 24, 2003 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program

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.

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