North America Publications

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Jul 07, 2011
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 more

Report of the Dialogues on the Oil Sands: Engaging Canadians and Americans

Jul 07, 2011
This Oil Sands Dialogue paper sets out in Part I to report on the conversations that took place during the "2010 Oil Sands Dialogues" and in Part II to outline the broad consensus response of the oil sands producers to what was heard in the Dialogues process.The Oil Sands Dialogues are an integral part of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' desire to engage Canadians and Americans in a discussion about the development of Canada's energy assets. more

Whatever Happened to Canada?

Jul 07, 2011
A literary review of Canada Among Nations 2005: Split Images and In the Canadian Interest? Assessing Canada's International Policy Statement. more

C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture: "Global Realities: American Power in an Uncertain World"

Jul 07, 2011
The C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations featured former Wilson Center Director Lee Hamilton, who discussed the role of American power in a changing world. more

105th American Assembly: Renewing the U.S.-Canada Relationship

Jul 07, 2011
The 105th American Assembly gathered in February 2005 for a discussion on "Renewing the U.S.-Canada Relationship." This event was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Canada Institute, the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, and The American Assembly of Columbia University. more

C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture: "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis"

Jul 07, 2011
The inaugural C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations featured former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who discussed the decision to either govern by leading or allowing crisis to dictate leadership. more

A Single Payer Universal Health System? The Canadian Model in Light of New U.S. Proposals

Jul 07, 2011
These PowerPoint slides were presented at the Canada Institute's September 23, 2003 event "Canadian Health Care: The Canadian Model in Light of New U.S. Proposals". They outline the key components of the Canadian health care model and challenges to the current system. more

The American Review of Canadian Studies

Jul 07, 2011
The Thomas O. Enders Issue on the State of the Canada-United States Relationship, Vol. 33, Number 1 of The American Review of Canadian Studies (Spring 2003) more

Toward a North American Community

Jul 07, 2011
The "Toward a North American Community Conference?" hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Canada Institute, Mexico Institute, and Project on America and the Global Economy, examined the current relationship between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and investigated the future of North American integration. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.