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Canada Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair Paul Frazer discusses the new American ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman

Apr 04, 2013
Bruce Heyman, a longtime Obama fundraiser and Chicago-based partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.
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Announcing Choke Point: Index

Mar 26, 2013
We are excited to announce that our partner, Circle of Blue, is launching a partnership with Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) to create Choke Point: Index, an innovative synthesis of on-the-ground reporting, analysis, polling, and open-source data technologies to focus on the United States, Canada, India, and other water-stressed regions.

House panel asks Obama to take energy steps with Mexico, Canada

Mar 15, 2013
“Approving the treaty will create new levels of legal certainty for US and Mexican firms operating in Gulf of Mexico border regions, encouraging them to engage in the risk-taking required to produce oil from deep water,” said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Former Quebec Scholar Vincent-Joël Proulx releases Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention

Feb 06, 2013
Vincent-Joël Proulx, the 2009 Wilson Center Canada Institute Quebec Scholar, recently released his book, Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention. In it, he details the shortcomings of the extant scheme of state responsibility regarding terrorist activities, and identifies a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities that he emphasizes converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts.

Nik Nanos speaks with The Globe and Mail about Canada/U.S. energy relations

Jan 23, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discusses energy issues with The Globe and Mail.

Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos speaks with the CBC

Jan 17, 2013
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discussed his firms recent polling of North American energy opinions with the CBC.

Hugh MacKinnon announced as new Canada Institute Advisory Board co-chair

Jan 17, 2013
Canada Institute Director David Biette today announced the appointment of Hugh MacKinnon as the Canadian co-chair of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute Advisory Board.

Canada Institute Activities: 2012 Year in Review

Jan 10, 2013
In 2012, the Canada Institute produced 24 meetings on energy and environment, trade, and border and border security. The Institute also hosted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the most widely-attended event at the Wilson Center in 2012. In addition, the Institute produced two notable publications on deepwater offshore drilling and on the future of the U.S.-Canada border.

Minister Jean-François Lisée Leads First Mission to Washington and visits the Wilson Center

Dec 20, 2012
The Minister of International Relations, la Francophonie and External Trade (MRIFCE), and the Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Mr. Jean-François Lisée, lead his first mission to Washington on December 11-12. Minister Lisée held several roundtable discussions, most notably at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he spoke on the importance of consolidating the economic relationship between Québec and the United States with various business leaders and academics in Washington.

Mexico's Peña Nieto Inherits an Underperforming Relationship with Canada - Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 11, 2012
In an email interview, Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discussed Canada-Mexico relations with World Politics Review.

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