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Past Events

2012 Events

Beyond the Border Action Plan - January 28, 2013

As part of the Deputy Minister University Champion's Event, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, David Moloney will be giving a presentation, "Beyond the Border Action Plan." The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, and co-hosted by the Department of Political Science and the Canada-U.S. Institute. Monday, January 28, 2013, 1:30-2:20pm, UCC 146.

Richard Vengroff - January 31, 2013

Kennesaw State University & Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration, Carlton University

"Para-diplomacy and Immigration Policy: Provinces and States in Comparative Perspective"

4:00pm, SSC 5220 (Refreshments beforehand at 3:30pm, SSC 5230)

Co-sponsored with the Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations.

Geoffrey Hale, November 14, 2012

Author and Professor of Political Science, University of Lethbridge. Book Talk - So Near and Yet So Far: The Public and Hidden Worlds of Canada-U.S. Relations (UBC Press, 2012)

Michael Ignatieff, November 8, 2012

Senior Fellow, Department of Political Science, Massey College, University of Toronto. "Us and Them: Opponents and Enemies in Politics" Co-sponsored with the Centre for American Studies.

Obama vs. Romney: A Forum on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, October 30, 2012

Moderator: Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Professor, Political Science, Huron University College


Renan Levine, Lecturer, Political Science, University of Toronto

Eric Sayers, Defense Policy Advisor, U.S. Congress

Elizabeth L. Petrun, Doctoral Candidate and Risk Sciences Fellow, University of Kentucky

Edmund Goehring, Associate Professor of Music History, Western University, and Co-Chair of the London Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada

Co-sponsored with the Centre for American Studies, the U.S. Consulate General, Toronto, and the Department of Political Science.


2011 Events

Stephen Clarkson, November 24, 2011

Dr. Stephen Clarkson, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, and a recent recipient of the Order of Canada, gave a lecture "Important to the United States but Impotent in Washington? How Canada and Mexico Construct US Power." Stephen Clarkson is a renowned Canadian political scientist and the author of several books, most recently, Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct US Power (Toronto: U of T Press & Washington: Woodrow Wilson Press, 2011). Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science.

Tim Gravelle, September 26, 2011

Tim Gravelle, Vice President, Research Strategy Group gave a research talk on "Canadian and American Attitudes towards the Canada-U.S. Relationship", Monday, September 26, 2011. Co-sponsored with the Political Behaviour Research Group.

Conference April 28-30, 2011

"Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America in 2000-2010" April 28-30, 2011

 A conference co-sponsored with the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, UWO

Canada-U.S. Institute Launch - Washington DC

Cameron Anderson and Laura Stephenson, both professors of political science at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), presented their study, Moving Closer or Drifting Apart?: Assessing the State of Public Opinion on the U.S.-Canada Relationship, at an event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars' Canada Institute on April 13, 2010. Their study surveyed 1,002 U.S. citizens and 1,002 Canadian citizens in February of 2010 with the goal of gauging public opinion on the bilateral relationship and the key policy issues affecting it. The program also marked the launch of UWO's Canada-U.S. Institute—the first institute in Canada dedicated solely to the study of the Canada-U.S. relationship. View photos from the event.