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David Frum Commentary Now Available

David Frum's published commentary "The Unhappy Giant: U.S. Canada Relations in the Great Recession" based on his lecture at UWO on Sept 20, 2011, is now available and can be viewed on the Visiting Fellows page

Research Talk with Tim Gravelle, September 26, 2011

Tim Gravelle, Vice President, Research Strategy Group will be gi ving a research talk on "Canadian and American Attitudes toward s the Canada-U.S. Relationship", Monday, September 26, 2011, Noon -1:30pm, SSC 4255. A light lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Political Behaviour Research Group and the Canada-U.S. Institute.

Institute to Host Journalist David Frum

The Canada-U.S. Institute is honored to welcome renowned journalist, author, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush, David Frum to Western as the second guest of the CUSI Visiting Fellows Program in September. Mr. Frum will deliver a lecture titled “The Unhappy Giant: U.S.- Canada Relations in the Great Recession” on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:00pm, North Campus Building, 101. David Frum is the editor of FrumForum.com , and the author of several New York Times bestsellers.

Don Abelson Participates in International Conferences

On May 12th , 2011 Don Abelson was interviewed by L'Observatoire Français des Think Tanks in Paris on the role and influence of think tanks in the United States. His videotaped remarks were used as an introduction to a conference entitled, “ à un an des présidentielles, quelle est la place des Think Tanks dans le débat public, en France et aux Etats-Unis?”. The conference took place at Sciences Po. On May 15 th , 2011, Don gave a presentation to the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), a Jerusalem-based think tank at its International Conf erence entitled, “What Do Think Tanks Do?” His talk, “Think Again: How American Think Tanks Compete in the Marketplace of Ideas,” was streamed live and is available on the IDI’s website – www.idi.org.il On May 18 th , Don gave a presentation to the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies in Tel Aviv. The presentation entitled, “Can the American Think Tank Experience be imported to Israel?” was sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Conference Program & Registration Information Now Available

A preliminary program as well as registration information for the conference "Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America 2000-2010" are now available. Preliminary conference program . Registration information . Conference poster . For more information please visit the official conference website . The conference takes place at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, April 28-30, 2011. Be sure to register early as spaces are limited.

"Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America 2000-2010"

April 28-30, 2011 The University of Western Ontario's Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations in partnership with the Canada-U.S. I nstitute and with the generous support of the U.S. Consulate General, Toronto, is hosting the conference "Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America 2000-2010" April 28-30, 2011, at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre . This will be the first in a series of conferences hosted by the Western Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations as part of their Western Migration Conference Series. This is an interdisciplinary event with Canadian and American expert pane lists speaking on five related themes, poster presentations showcasing recent findings in the area, and two keynote addresses sponsor ed by the Harold Crabtree Foundation Award in Public Policy.

Ralph Nader to Visit Western March 15, 2011

The Institute is honored to welcome lawyer, consumer advocate, and former U.S. Presidential candidate Ralph Nader as its first Visiting Fellow in March, 2011. Mr. Nader will be taking part in a press conference and giving a lecture titled "C anadian Independence: Salvation or Sacrifice to Canada-U.S. Relations". March 15, 2011, 5:15pm, NS 145. A book sale and signing will follow the talk in NS 7.