On June 20 in Washington, D.C., the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) held its second stakeholder event, the first having taken place in January 2012. The session was attended by over 250 Canadian and American stakeholders and government officials.
The Boston Marathon bombing highlighted two issues long debated by legislators and security professionals in the wake of 9/11 and the now infamous “Global War on Terror” initiated by President George W. Bush…
Canada Institute Advisory Board member Jim Slutz's working paper for the National Bureau of Asian Research on the growing importance of Asian companies in the development of North American fossil fuels.
Nik Nanos explains his polling of environmental attitudes of Canadians and Americans. Topics include Keystone XL and the importance of tackling climate change together.
Attempted cyber attacks on critical infrastructure occur daily throughout the world. And the job of protecting critical infrastructure from potentially catastrophic disruptions is a 24-7 undertaking. Leading cyber security expert Mark Fabro discusses the U.S. and Canadian efforts to protect the North American power grid.
A new poll on the XL Keystone Pipeline Project conducted by Public Policy Scholar Nik Nanos suggests that energy security trumps the concern about greenhouse gas emission among both Americans and Canadians.
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.
This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we present a discussion of America’s borders. We begin with a look northward. Our guest is the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette. We also turn our sights south to the U.S.-Mexico border with Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.
Canada Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair Paul Frazer discusses the new American ambassador to Canada, Bruce HeymanApr 04, 2013
Bruce Heyman, a longtime Obama fundraiser and Chicago-based partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Former Quebec Scholar Vincent-Joël Proulx releases Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of PreventionFeb 06, 2013
Vincent-Joël Proulx, the 2009 Wilson Center Canada Institute Quebec Scholar, recently released his book, Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention. In it, he details the shortcomings of the extant scheme of state responsibility regarding terrorist activities, and identifies a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities that he emphasizes converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts.