May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm — 6:00pm
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.
April 22, 2004 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
At a Director's Forum with General Dallaire, the Canadian Commander of the UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, and author of the recently published Shake Hands with The Devil, Dallaire provided a vivid account of his experience in Rwanda and of the international community's failure to intervene.
February 05, 2004 // 5:30pm — 11:00pm
The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and the Canada Institute on North American Issues hosted the first C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations with special guest speaker Leon Panetta, who addressed the topic of "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis."
February 03, 2004 // 3:30pm — 11:00pm
The Donner Canadian Foundation established the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, and the 2003 winner of the Donner Prize, John F. Helliwell, discussed his thought-provoking book, Globalization and Well-Being.
January 15, 2004 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Joel Sokolsky, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, reviewed the history of Canadian foreign and defense policy as well as their effect on U.S.-Canada relations at a seminar sponsored by Canada Institute.
October 28, 2003 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
Canada's Deputy Minister for International Trade Len Edwards discussed trade policy challenges including the state of WTO negotiations in the post-Cancun environment, ongoing efforts to negotiate a Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the rise of regional trade initiatives.
October 06, 2003 // 12:00am — 1:00pm
The Canada Institute welcomed two experts on Ontario politics to analyze the Liberal win in the October 2nd Provincial Election, and give an idea of what might lie ahead, particularly in the realm of Canada-U.S. relations.
September 23, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Gregory Marchildon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest discussed the evolution of the Canadian plan of the single payer, universal health care system and its applicability as a model for the United States.
July 17, 2003 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Andrew Cohen discussed his book, While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, which argues that Canada suffers from a lack of foreign policy vision and has allowed its tools of diplomatic influence to deteriorate.