Center for North American Studies sponsored events.

Dinner Honoring Ambassador Ernesto Cespedes

Dinner in honor of Ambassador Ernesto Cespedes, Diplomat-in-Residence, SIS & Senior Fellow, CNAS. This dinner recognized the support of CEMEX and the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico for the Position of Diplomat-in-Residence.

Amb. Cespedes presented his research "North America, Security, and the Next U.S. National Security Strategy: A Reflection"

Date/Time: 04/29/2008 - 06:30
Location: Mary Graydon Center 5 and 6

Event: U.S.-Canadian Relations in the Twenty-first Century

Stephen Randall Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies at AU and Andrew Richter, Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Canada-U.S. Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars examined the relationship between the United States and Canada in this discussion.

Date/Time: 11/27/2007 - 12:00 to 11/27/2007 - 01:00
Location: Mary Graydon Center

Conference: Building a North American Community

This conference explored the challenges to a more effective integration of and cooperation among the three NAFTA partners, and the measures which might be taken to improve performance in several specific sectors.

Date/Time: 11/16/2007 - 09:00 to 11/17/2007 - 04:30
Location: Mary Graydon Center

The Security and Prosperity Partnership -- Threat or Opportunity?

Judicial Watch sponsored a panel discussion on “The Security and Prosperity Partnership Threat or Opportunity?” Panelists included Dr. Robert Pastor, CNAS Director; Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum; Rosemary Jenks, NumbersUSA, and David Bohigian, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Date/Time: 06/20/2007 - 15:00
Location: The National Press Club, Murrow Room

Conference: Triumvirate 2007

AU students participated in the first Model North American Parliament, called "Triumvirate," to be held in Washington, D.C. took place at AU. The Triumvirate is a unique parliamentary exercise that annually brings together a hundred university students, from Canada, Mexico and the United States, in order to simulate, during five days, a parliamentary meeting between North American national and sub-national parliamentarians, joined by journalists and lobbyists. This year, the event took place in Washington D.C. in the Inter-American Development Bank and American University, from the 20th to the 25th of May, 2007. AU’s Center for North American Studies co-sponsored the event with the Montreal-based North American Forum on Integration.

Date/Time: 05/20/2007 - 09:00 to 05/25/2007 - 17:00
Location: American University and the Inter American Development Bank

Dinner Honoring Mexican Diplomat-in-Residence Daniel Hernández

CEMEX sponsored a dinner honoring Daniel Hernández, CNAS Diplomat-in-Residence. Hernández presented his research, "North America: Managing our Borders and the Perimeter" at the dinner.

Date/Time: 04/11/2007 - 18:00
Location: American University - Mary Graden Center 2 & 3

Faculty Seminar: The Threat of Bioterrorism and Pandemics since 9/11: How to Improve North American Cooperation

CNAS sponsored a seminar that examined the nature of the contemporary bioterrorist threats, and how the governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico have coordinated their biosecurity programs. To what extent have the governments of the US, Canada, and Mexico cooperated in preventing terrorist attacks, or in responding to bioterrorist incidents since 9/11? Donald Avery, Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies answered these questions.

Date/Time: 04/02/2007 - 16:00
Location: American University - Butler Board Room

Conference: A North American Legal System: Is it Possible? Desirable?

CNAS and the Washington College of Law of American University co-sponsored a conference on the subject of legal harmonization and integration among the three principal North American countries -- United States, Canada, and Mexico. Some of the most distinguished legal scholars and practitioners from these three countries explored this theme in both theoretical and applied terms within this day-long event. This event was supported by the American Society of Comparative Law, the American Society of International Law, and L’Association québécoise de droit comparé.

Date/Time: 02/16/2007 - 09:00
Location: American University

Faculty Seminar on North American Immigration and Borders

Donald Avery, Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies, Daniel Hernandez, AU Diplomat-in-Residence, and Nadia Gerspacher, CNAS Fellow, will lead an audience discussion on the subject of immigration and border policies of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Experts from the Mexican and Canadian embassies will provide initial responses. It will be held at the Butler Board Room, Monday, February 5, 2007, 4:00-6:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Date/Time: 02/05/2007 - 16:00
Location: AU - Butler Board Room

Conference: Trans-border Migration and Development

Robert Pastor spoke at the conference and discussed ways to promote economic opportunity in Mexico and the Border Region.

Date/Time: 10/05/2006 - 10:00 to 10/07/2006 - 12:00
Location: University of San Diego

Summer Program: Second Annual Triumvirate

Participants simulated for five days a parliament in which participants from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. took on the role of politicians representing local, provincial/state, or national interests of one of the three countries. Members of parliament represented a country other than their own, proposed and voted on resolutions dealing with everyday challenges confronting the three nations of North America.

Date/Time: 05/24/2006 - 09:00 to 05/26/2006 - 17:00
Location: Mexico City

Lecture: Does North America Exist?

A lecture by Dr. Stephen Clarkson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Dr. Clarkson is the author of Canada and the Reagan Challenge, Trudeau and Our Times, and Uncle Sam and US: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State. His current project is tentatively titled, "More or Less Than Meets the Eye? The Governance of North America."

Date/Time: 04/05/2006 - 17:00
Location: American University - SIS Lounge

Dinner Honoring Mexican Diplomat-in-Residence Marcela Celorio

Marcela Celorio, Diplomat-in-Residence, SIS and Senior Fellow, CNAS was honored at a dinner held in recognition of the support of CEMEX and the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico for the position of Diplomat-in-Residence. Ms. Celorio presented on her research findings on security in North America.

Date/Time: 01/17/2006 - 18:30
Location: American University - Mary Graden Center 4 & 5

Faculty Seminar: North American Military and Security Issues

In the final seminar in this series, Marcela Celorio, Mexican Diplomat-in-Residence of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations, Senior CNAS Fellow, discussed military and security issues in Mexico and North America.

Date/Time: 01/17/2006 - 17:00
Location: American University

Faculty Seminar: North American Energy Markets and Economic Growth

Dr. Isidro Morales Moreno, Senior Fellow at CNAS, visiting Fulbright Fellow and Dean of Social Sciences, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, discussed "The Prospects and Challenges for Enhanced Cooperation in North America's Continental Energy Market." Professor Robert A. Blecker, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, discussed his paper, "Reviving Economic Growth in Mexico in the Context of North American Integration."

Date/Time: 12/01/2005 - 09:00
Location: American University - Butler Board Room

Faculty Seminar: North American Regulatory Convergence

Senior representatives of the governments, the faculty advisory committee, AU students, and others discussed parts of the reports from The Independent Task Force and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America focusing on the harmonization of regulations. Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, Building a North American Community, and the Report to the Prime Minister and Presidents of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

Date/Time: 10/26/2005 - 16:30
Location: American University - Butler Board Room

Faculty Seminar: North American Community

The presenters led a discussion of the May Report of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, Building a North American Community, and the June Report to the Prime Minister and Presidents of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

Date/Time: 09/21/2005 - 09:00
Location: American University

Conference: Triumvirate

The North American Forum on Integration (NAFI) organized in May 2005 the first inter-parliamentary simulation of North America which will allow a hundred university students to participate in an innovative and challenging initiative.

Date/Time: 05/23/2005 - 09:00 to 05/25/2005 - 17:00
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Conference: The North American Perspective: Democratic Deficits at Home and Abroad

Various scholars looked at the way Democracy is working in North America, and the rest of the world, discussing its progress, failures and prospects for the future.

Date/Time: 01/26/2005 - 09:00
Location: American Univeristy - Butler Board Room

Six University Conference: Security, Trade, and Culture

Senior scholars and administrators from six universities representing six nations in East Asia and North America discussed international security, trade, and culture and strengthened partnerships at the second annual Six University Conference at American University in Washington, DC.

Representatives from all regions collaborated to produce a paper proposing a unified North American and a unified East Asian approach to each of the issues.

Date/Time: 09/30/2004 - 09:00 to 10/01/2004 - 17:00
Location: American Univeristy - Butler Board Room

Study Abroad Spotlight on Canada and Mexico

Students interested in studying in Canada or Mexico we invited to explore their options at an event. AU Abroad and the Center for North American Studies staff organized talks by representatives from the Canadian and Mexican embassies.

Date/Time: 05/17/2004 - 09:00
Location: American Univeristy

Forging North American Energy Security

To the extent that governments work to strengthen security, North American energy security is increasingly becoming a priority. During the conference, this topic was addressed in regard to the following aspects:

  • Guaranteeing the reliability and physical integrity of energy supply networks;
  • Aiming for the growth of North American energy self-sufficiency in the medium and long term;
  • Promoting the diversification of energy sources, in particular renewable energies;
  • Providing energy at affordable and stable prices;
  • Increasing energy efficiency in North America;
  • Assuring efficient national and cross-border interaction between the different governmental levels of North America;
  • Minimizing the environmental impacts of the energy sector.

Date/Time: 04/01/2004 - 09:00 to 04/02/2007 - 15:30
Location: Monterrey, Mexico

Competing with China: Will Democratic Politics Help or Hurt Mexico?

Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra, President of CIDE, Mexico's leading institution for teaching and research in the social sciences discussed Mexico's relationship with China and the USA.

Date/Time: 02/05/2004 - 09:00
Location: American Univeristy

Conference: Democracy and Elections In North America: What Can We Learn From Our Neighbors?

The conference was convened to analyze the state of democracy of these three countries, extract lessons concerning best (and worst) practices, and recommend measures to improve democracy in each.

Date/Time: 11/14/2003 - 09:00
Location: American Univeristy - Mary Graydon Center

41st CCS Forum: "Regionalism in North America and East Asia: A Comparative Analysis"

Speaker, Professor Victor López Villafañe is the director of the Center for North American Studies at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico). He addressed North American and East Asian issues.

Date/Time: 02/03/2003 - 10:00
Location: American Univeristy

CNAS Inaugural Lecture

Lecture addressing the future goals of CNAS

Date/Time: 11/06/2002 - 09:00
Location: American Univeristy

Study Group on North American Monetary and Financial Integration

Keynote Address by Dr. Robert A. Pastor at the Pan American Partnership for Business Education. View video clip.

Date/Time: 10/31/2002 - 09:00
Location: American Univeristy