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Is Geography Destiny? A Primer on North American Relations

At a time when nearly all of the key issues facing North America are being understood and addressed either independently by the United States, Canada and Mexico, or within the dual-bilateral framework of U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada relations, this report attempts to view these challenges and opportunities through a trilateral lens.

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

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.

About Us

The Woodrow Wilson Center established the Canada Institute to explore one of America's most important bilateral relationships, but one that gets far less attention in Washington than it deserves. For most Americans, Canada is—in the words of former U.S. Ambassador James Blanchard—"the invisible world next door." To remedy this imbalance, the Canada Institute seeks to promote policy debate and analysis of key issues of bilateral concern between Canada and the United States; highlight the importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship, both in the United States and in Canada; increase knowledge about Canada among U.S. policymakers; create new channels of communication among scholars, business leaders, public officials, and non-governmental representatives in both countries; generate discussion about future visions for North America; and share relevant programming and publications with the appropriate partners in Canada to encourage dialogue on those issues with Canadian audiences.The Canada Institute brings together top academics, government officials, and corporate leaders to explore key policy issues. The Institute sponsors seminars, conferences, and research projects and works regularly with Canadian universities and research institutions. The Institute has formed a partnership with the Toronto-based Canada Institute on North American Issues, to help disseminate its programming and research findings. The Institute has set up an annual Fulbright Chair for a distinguished Canadian scholar-in-residence at the Wilson Center. Director of the Canada Institute David N. Biette is the Director of the Canada Institute. For nearly ten years, he served as Executive Director of The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS). Prior to working at ACSUS, he was a political/economic officer at the Canadian Consulate General in New York City working on trade, energy, environment, and native affairs. David has an M.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Canadian Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. CANADA INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARDGerry McCaughey, ChairLouise BeaudoinCal Bricker, PhDWilliam I. CampbellSimon F. CooperThomas d'AquinoWendy Dobson, PhDRobert J. FosterPaul D. FrazerAnne GoldenC. Warren GoldringKrystyna HoegJohn HunkinJake KerrLuc LavoieLarry LightDavid MannLorna R. Marsden, PhDMatt MostellerAngus Reid, PhDMichael J. SabiaBrian SegalGérald R. Tremblay, Q.C.Pamela WallinJaime WattJodi WhiteJohn WrightU.S. AmbassadorsHon. David WilkinsHon. Paul CellucciHon. Gordon Giffin Hon. James Blanchard Hon. Peter Teeley Hon. Edward Ney Canadian AmbassadorsHon. Michael WilsonHon. Frank McKennaHon. Michael Kergin Hon. Raymond Chrétien Hon. John de ChastelainHon. Derek Burney Hon. Allan Gotlieb

The Politics of Energy

As gasoline prices remain high across the nation and Congress grapples with creating a national energy policy, the Wilson Center held several meetings exploring energy politics--from the current bill's passage through Congress to Asia's growing demand for natural gas, to the increased need for U.S.-Canada cooperation over the gas supply.

Nik Nanos speaks with Power & Politics host Evan Solomon

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos discusses the results of his firm's recent poll of Canadian attitudes toward current and potential political party leaders.

Ambassador Carlos Pascual's "Energy in the Americas"

Ambassador Carlos Pascual offered a keynote address on hemispheric energy affairs and the development of renewable energy in the Americas at the May 11 Wilson Center conference, "Energy in the Americas."

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