North America News

Woodrow Wilson Forum on Cross-Border Business

Mar 04, 2004
Against the backdrop of the Canadian federal government's commitment to work more closely with the United States, North American business leaders gathered in Calgary at the Woodrow Wilson Forum on Cross-Border Business. The presentations are available here.

Canadians and Americans Give Their Views on North American Energy Issues

Mar 01, 2004
According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of the Canada Institute, public concern about energy shortages is widespread in both Canada and the United States.The poll was released today as the Canada Institute of The Woodrow Wilson Center launches a two- day public dialogue in Calgary examining cross-border Canada/U.S. relations with a particular focus on continental energy issues.

Director's Forum on "The Future of the United Nations" featured prominent Canadian

Feb 05, 2004
Louise Fréchette, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, was a panelist in a forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, and co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of the Capitol Area. Ms. Fréchette was born in Montréal and began her distinguished career in foreign service in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Winner of the 2003 Donner Prize for the Best Book on Canadian Public Policy to Speak at the Wilson Center

Jan 29, 2004
John F. Helliwell will discuss his thought-provoking book Globalization and Well-Being,-- for which he won the 2003 Donner Prize---on February 3 at the Wilson Center. RSVP here.

Confronting Cancer Now

Jan 05, 2004
The Wilson Center's Division of U.S. Studies along with Friends of Cancer Research convened this two-day conference in November that brought together leading oncologists, scientists, academics, pharaceutical company representatives, and senators to educate each other and discuss the potential for better diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Confronting Cancer Now

Nov 14, 2003
Can we eliminate cancer by the year 2015? The nation's leading cancer researchers assembled at the Wilson Center to discuss the feasibility of this goal along with the opportunities and barriers in the world of cancer research.

Steve Paikin Nominated for Gemini Award for work on TVOntario's Studio 2 live town meeting in Washington, D.C. "Borderlines: Washington"

Sep 12, 2003
The Canada Institute is pleased to announce that the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has honored Steve Paikin as a nominee for the "Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information or Talk Program or Series" category at the 2003 Gemini Awards. Mr. Paikin is recognized for his work on Studio 2's broadcast of the live town meeting that was produced in conjunction with the Canada Institute and MHz Networks on "Family Feud: America and its Allies at a Crossroads."

"The New Old World: The Politics of Aging" **POSTPONED**

Jul 10, 2003
"The New Old World: The Politics of Aging" is postponed until October 2003.

Conference Brings Together Muslim Community and Scholars

Jun 24, 2003
The Center's Division of United States Studies brought together scholars and activists for an all-day conference to discuss the compatibility of Islam and pluralistic democracy, the development of Muslim civil society and political participation, and the effects of inter-group tensions on political integration.

Strum Wins Second Silver Gavel Award

Jun 17, 2003
Philippa Strum, director of the Center's U.S. Studies program, won her second American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for her book Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights. The Silver Gavel Awards recognize products in media and the arts that have been exemplary in fostering the American public's understanding of the law and the legal system.

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