North America News

Mexico ‘Critically Important’ to US Economy

Feb 24, 2012
Enhanced North American economic integration benefits all of the United States—not just the border—Mexico’s Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and former United States Trade Representative Carla Hills say. Mexico differs from other trade partners, since its U.S. exports contain such a large share of U.S. content, they note.

Five Myths About the Presidency

Feb 17, 2012
Americans are presidency-addicted. We can’t get enough information about our presidents, yet there is a woeful misunderstanding of the office. The president is more often than not at the mercy of events rather than a master of them. Our greatest presidents were also lucky: They inherited national crises and times that were ripe for change — and had the skills and capacity to act. As we prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, let’s correct some common misconceptions about the job and the people who have held it.
Trita Parsi

Iran-U.S. Ties Fray on Nuclear Concerns

Feb 08, 2012
The threat of military confrontation between Iran and the U.S. is real, as bilateral relations touch a low point on Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, says Trita Parsi, founder of the National Iranian American Council. A former Wilson Center public policy scholar, Parsi questions whether efforts to negotiate and engage with Iran have hastened conflict, making war a more real risk than under the Bush administration, which employed a more hardline approach to Iran.

Canada Institute Internship - Summer Semester

Jan 26, 2012
The Canada Institute seeks a qualified part-time intern for the summer semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics and Canada-U.S. issues. Please note the deadline for the summer semester is April 1.

Quebec Junior Scholars Program 2012

Jan 20, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the 2012 Quebec Junior Scholar Program. A junior scholar from Quebec will be selected to carry out advanced policy-oriented research and writing designed to bridge the gap between the academic and policy communities.

Canada Institute's Beyond the Border Initiative

Dec 14, 2011
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute has launched a major initiative to measure the progress of the “Beyond the Border” agreement unveiled by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation Council Initiatives

Dec 08, 2011
Click here to read all the Action Plan documents.

Why new U.S.-Canada border plan will boost manufacturing and Ohio exports: Laura Dawson and Paul Frazer

Dec 08, 2011
Canada Institute public policy scholar Laura Dawson and Co-Chair of the Canada Institute's Advisory Board Paul Frazer break down how the new U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan and Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan will help North America's manufactoring sector

Laura Dawson comments on new U.S.-Canada border agreement

Dec 07, 2011
Canada Institute public policy scholar Laura Dawson speaks to news media about the new Beyond the Border action plan and what it means for the U.S.-Canada relationship in light of the Keystone XL pipeline delay.

Progress for Women, but a Long Way to Go

Nov 23, 2011
In a year of some major successes for women — the Nobel Peace Prize, the commanding performances of Angela Merkel and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the end of men-first in the line of succession to the British throne — a new worldwide study concludes that women remain well behind men in two crucial areas: economic equality and political power.

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