Quirk: Is North America dead?

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30 January, 2012
By: Paul Quirk
Phil Lind Chair in US Politics and Representation, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

North America is not dead. But reports of its existence have been greatly exaggerated. The current period is one of profound uncertainty and yet real opportunity. To address the issues, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of California at Berkeley are sponsoring a series of conferences on “North American Futures.” The first conference was in Berkeley in March, 2010. The second will be at UBC in Vancouver, on March 16 and 17. With distinguished panelists from the public affairs and academic communities of all three countries, the program will include panels on the US and Mexican presidential elections, border management, energy and environment, trade and economic integration, and arctic cooperation, among other topics. Presenters will include Jeremy Kinsman, William Graham, Matt Rooney, Colin Robertson, Anne McClellan, David Emerson, Richard Johnston, Max Cameron, Robert Pastor, Andres Rosenthal, Jorge Castenada, Pierre Pettigrew, Christia Freeland, and others.

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