Events

Canada and the United States: Where Do We Go After Whatever Happens?

February 19, 2003 // 11:00pm
Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark shared his thoughts on the future of the bilateral relationship and his vision of how things could be improved. He also spoke about how Canadians perceive the war on terror and the potential war with Iraq and expressed his optimism for a quick and peaceful solution.

Liberalism: Conscience and Confidence

February 04, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
The Honorable Pierre Pettigrew, Canada's Minister of International Trade, defined liberalism as the philosophy at the heart of modernity and questioned whether it is possible for the ideology of liberalism to find within itself a counterbalancing mechanism.

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

December 09, 2002 // 7:00am4:30pm
Marking the 10th anniversary of NAFTA, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”

The End of Canada?

November 21, 2002 // 8:30am10:00am
Mel Hurtig spoke about the perceived erosion of Canada given increasing economic, cultural, and military integration resulting from post-9/11 security measures at the Canada-U.S. border. He stated that while it might be too late to save Canada, he had considerable faith in the ability of the Canadian public to retain their vision of government as a provider and a protector of the public good.

The Honourable Bill Graham: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

November 08, 2002 // 10:30am12:00pm
EnviReform and the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto hosted the third annual EnviReform conference, which analyzes the social and environmental impacts of existing trade liberalization and explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard-setting, among other topics.

The State of the Canada-United States Relationship

October 31, 2002 // 1:00am4:00pm
The Canada Institute hosted a conference addressing the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship, which focused on the topics of security and border issues, business and economic relations, and cultural issues.

The Politics of the "Canadian Way": Branding the Canadian Identity

October 17, 2002 // 9:00am11:30am
Professor Richard Nimijean of Carleton University explored how the federal government in Canada uses the Canadian identity politically and the possible existence of a gap between this vision of "The Canadian Way" and the reality of Canadian society.

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

September 24, 2002 // 9:00am2:00pm
This conference, co-sponsored by the Canada Institute and the Division of United States Studies, was designed to examine the barriers women face in running for elected office at the national, state, and provincial levels in the two countries, in addition to the impact of the elected women and current strategies to increase the number of women in elected politics.

Global Land Mine Elimination and the Ottawa Convention: Canadian Foreign Policy at Work

February 14, 2002 // 11:00pm
Christopher Kirkey discussed the impact of the Ottawa Convention on Canada-U.S. relations and considered the significance of the convention in Canadian foreign policy.

Director's Forum with Ambassador Chrétien

April 29, 1999 // 10:00am12:00pm
At a Director’s Forum, Canadian Ambassador Raymond Chrétien delivered an address concerning the border, trade, the North American economy, the environment, and international politics to the Wilson Center.

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