United States 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

Does North America Exist?: Governing the Continent after NAFTA and 9/11

March 30, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute, the Mexico Institute, and the Hudson Institute hosted a panel discussion on the themes and issues raised in Stephen Clarkson's new book. Discussion centered on the extent to which the U.S. dominance has been influenced by trilateral connections with its two continental partners.
Webcast

Report Launch: Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

March 17, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We know how to do family planning, we know what it costs, and we know that it works," says Joseph Speidel of the University of California, San Francisco, but the missing element is political will.

The Next U.S. Administration: Policy Directions and Implications for Canada-U.S. Relations

March 07, 2009 // 7:30am3:45pm
Canada Institute
This conference brought together a group of academic specialists in economics, political science, history and environmental studies, as well as several government officials and members of the business community to examine the current policy challenges in the Canada-United States relationship.
Webcast

Border Challenges and Regional Solutions: 2010 Olympics and the Pacific Northwest Experience

February 24, 2009 // 7:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-hosted a conference exploring how Northern border states and Canadian provinces are developing regional solutions to meet federal border mandates. Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire delivered the keynote address during the conference's luncheon.
Webcast

Climate Security Roundtable: U.S. and EU Research and Policy

February 19, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss climate change's impact on conflict and how the United States and European Union (EU) have begun to adapt their foreign and security policies to the threat of climate change.
Webcast

Media Briefing on President Obama's Visit to Canada

February 17, 2009 // 7:30am9:00am
Canada Institute
In response to President Obama’s first trip to Ottawa for a series of quick meetings to discuss important issues in the bilateral relationship, Paul Frazer and Jodi White of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute Advisory Board offered their thoughts on the visit.
Webcast

The Future of Science and Environmental Journalism

February 12, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts address the decline of traditional news media, yet express guarded optimism about the growth of "niche" science publications based primarily online.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.
Webcast

Water Abundance in Canada and the United States: Myth or Reality?

January 26, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Canada Institute
For the launch of the 10th One Issue, Two Voices series, authors David Brooks and Tracy Mehan discuss the obstacles and solutions to achieving sustainable water futures in Canada and the United States.

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