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.
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Robert Pastor.
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
Americans and Canadians cooperate closely on many issues, but their views differ on politics and security. Public Policy Scholar Stephen Brooks discusses his research on this divide and looks at how other Western democracies view the United States.
David Jacobson, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, is the new U.S. co-chair of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute Advisory Board. He will join Canadian co-chair Hugh MacKinnon, chairman and chief executive officer at the law firm Bennett Jones. Together, Jacobson and MacKinnon will lead the Canada Institute’s long-term strategic direction and fundraising.
The Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs enable American scholars, as well as experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select Canadian universities and research centres.
At the November 2nd Canada 2020 Innovation Conference in Ottawa, U.S. Dept of State Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides commented on the important trade issues in the U.S.-Canada relationship.
The application deadline is February 15.
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March 14, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
"Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country," A Conversation with Diane Francis
March 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Experts & Staff
- David Biette // Director, Canada Institute
- Andrew Finn // Program Associate, Canada Institute
- Megan Geckle // Program Assistant, Canada Institute
- Kathryn Friedman // Global Fellow
- Wenran Jiang // Global Fellow
- Jacqueline Krikorian // Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in US-Canada Relations
- Nik Nanos // Global Fellow
- Vanessa Jarnes // Intern, Canada Institute
- Ryan Taylor // Intern, Canada Institute
- Stephanie Van den Berg // Intern, Canada Institute