North America News

What the U.S. Should Do in Central America to Stem the Tide

Jul 18, 2014
Why are we still experiencing the kinds of migration and dysfunctional state institutions that we’ve been trying to fix since the 1980s? According to Cynthia Arnson and Eric Olson who each testified before the Senate this week, to be successful, the United States must address the most important drivers of this flow and focus on improving the quality of democratic governance, citizen security, and inclusive development in Central America.

Eric Olson Testified Before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Jul 15, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border

Canada and the United States: Differences that Count

Jul 14, 2014
Why do United States and Canada—while so close and seemingly so similar—remain different in so many ways? A new volume titled Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, edited by Canada Institute Director David N. Biette and David M. Thomas, looks at the similarities and differences between the two countries to help us learn from one another's experiences.

Call for Papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage - Heritage, Tourism and Traditions

Jun 27, 2014
The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions" to be held 13-16 July 2015, in Liverpool, UK.

How Cities Can Foster Tolerance and Acceptance

Jun 23, 2014
"Cities around the world have become agglomerations of ethnicities, religions, classes, and nationalities. Creating socially sustainable cities that can accommodate migrants and their diversity requires policies that nurture shared identity and maintain spaces whose use can be shared by everybody, promoting a pragmatic pluralism and a culture of tolerance," writes Blair Ruble.

Iran and the U.S.: The Enemy of My Enemy

Jun 16, 2014
As Iraq chaos worsens, Washington and Tehran have started using the same language. Robin Wright examines new possibilities for the two countries to work together.
Webcast

Kennan Institute Marks 40th Anniversary at 2014 Davis Dinner

Jun 13, 2014
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Eugene K. Lawson, Chairman and CEO of Lawson International, Inc., and Paul Rodzianko, Chairman of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA), were presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award at the Kennan Institute’s Davis Dinner. The event commemorated the Wilson Center’s 40th anniversary.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

Robert Asselin on the EPA’s proposal to cut carbon emissions (in French)

Jun 03, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 represents one of the most significant policy moves of the Obama administration, and the U.S. government, to date.
Webcast

Jane Harman on the Anniversary of the Edward Snowden Leaks

Jun 03, 2014
Former Defense Department and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash and Wilson Center Director Jane Harman talk with Andrea Mitchell about NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s claims that he attempted to raise the red flag before leaking documents.

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