North America News

Internet Piracy: Copyright Law in Canada and the United States

Oct 14, 2009
Canada has greatly contributed to copyright infringement around the world, said Barry Sookman. He and Eric Schwartz, authors of the Canada Institute's latest One Issue Two Voices publication, discussed the critical challenges and issues posed by new digital technologies and the controversial approaches to copyright reform and enforcement in Canada and the U.S.

Weathering the Economic Crisis: Lessons From Canada

Sep 01, 2009
How did Canada shield itself from the global financial crisis that hit other countries around the world? Two recent Canada Institute meetings explored this very topic.

The International Watersheds Initiative: Implementing a New Paradigm for Transboundary Basins

Aug 05, 2009
The International Watershed Initiative (IWI) was created on the premise that water resources and environmental problems can be anticipated, prevented, or resolved at the local level. At a conference hosted by the Canada Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program, Chuck Lawson and Willem Brakel of the International Joint Commission (IJC) discussed the findings of the IJC's Third Report to Governments on the International Watershed Initiative.

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

Jun 11, 2009
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP), discussed ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle-class families across North America. At the event, hosted by the Canada Institute, he explained how universal health care coverage in the United States would benefit the U.S. economy and improve the quality of life of millions of Americans.

Sonya Michel Joins Wilson Center as New Director of United States Studies

Jun 01, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Sonya Michel as the new director of United States Studies. Most recently, Michel was professor of history and director of the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Oil Security and Friendly Suppliers: Where Are We Now?

May 14, 2009
A panel of experts assessed the potential effects of the United States and Canada shifting North American oil supplies in light of Mexico's projected decline in oil production. At the conference, hosted by the Wilson Center's Canada, Mexico, and Brazil Institutes, they also examined the prospects of Brazil emerging as a major oil supplier.

Canada Institute 2009 Awards Dinner in Toronto

Mar 10, 2009
The Canada Institute hosted the 2009 Woodrow Wilson Awards dinner in Toronto on March 2nd. The event honored AIDS activist and former politician Stephen Lewis for public service and Manulife CEO Dominic D'Alessandro for corporate citizenship. The Globe and Mail's Patricia Best gave an amusing report in her March 11, 2009 "Nobody's Business" column.

Canada Experts Discuss Obama's First Foreign Visit

Feb 19, 2009
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute held a briefing for White House correspondents in advance of President Obama's first foreign visit to Canada on February 19. Public Policy Scholar Jodi White, Canada Institute Director David Biette and Canada Institute Advisory Board member Paul Frazer fielded questions on the topics to be discussed in Ottawa as well as the state of this important bi-lateral relationship.

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