Canadian-American Relations in the Era of Nationalism and Populism

CATEGORIES: Political Science
March 7-8, 2019, 7:00pm | ISU Memorial Union Add to calendar 2019-03-07 19:00:00 2019-03-08 18:00:00 America/Chicago Canadian-American Relations in the Era of Nationalism and Populism ISU Memorial Union
Two gears interacting, one with American flag and one with Canadian flag on the face of them.

March 7, 2019

Plenary Lecture: “Canada-US Relations: Still Friends, Partners and Allies?”
Colin Robertson, Former Canadian diplomat and Fellow, Global Affairs Institute
Sun Room, Memorial Union
7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception to Follow

March 8, 2019

There is no registration fee, but an RSVP is required. All meetings in the Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
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8:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

University Welcome: Dean Beate Schmittmann, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

8:30-10:00 a.m. Panel on the Status of Hemispheric Relations

Chair:
James M. McCormick, Professor, Department of Political Science, Iowa State University

Paper Presenters:
Laura Macdonald, Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
Christopher Sands, Research Professor and Director of the Canadian Studies Center, Johns Hopkins University: “Donald Trump and the Twilight of the Revolutionary Period in U.S.-Canadian Relations”
David Carment, Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and editor, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal: “Canada-US Relations: Sovereignty or Shared Institutions?”
Frédérick Gagnon, Professor, University of Quebec, Montreal: “U.S.-Canada Relations: A View from Quebec”
Colin Robertson, Former Diplomat and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Ottawa

Discussant:
Daniel Heady, National Policy Advisor, Iowa Farm Bureau Federationn University and editor, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Panel on Economic and Security Issues

Chair:
Gerald Schmitz, Independent Scholar and former Principal Analyst for International Affairs at the Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Ottawa

Paper Presenters:
Rob Huebert, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
Rodger Payne, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville: “Canada, Multilateral Order, and the America First Agenda”
Andrea Charron, Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, “NORAD—Flying Above the Fray”

Discussant:
Teddy Samy, Professor and Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Spencer Parkinson, Consultant, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

12:00-1:15 p.m. Luncheon

Address:
Dr. Michael Hawes, Executive Director of Fulbright Canada: “Canada-U.S. Relations in an Increasingly Complex World: Why Public Diplomacy Matters?”

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion on the future of Canadian-American relations

Chair:
Hon. Ariel Delouva, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis
Discussants:
Beth Chalecki, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Colin Robertson, Former Diplomat and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Ottawa
Herman L. Quirmbach, State Senator, State of Iowa, and Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University
Gerald Schmitz, Independent Scholar and former Principal Analyst for International Affairs at the Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Ottawa

2:30 p.m.: Conclusion of the Conference

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The conference and plenary lecture are supported by the Whitaker-Lindgren Faculty Fellowship, the Committee on Lectures, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.

Acknowledgments: Special thanks to Nicholett Dabb, Maria Freeman, and Daniel Lesperance for their tireless assistance in preparing the conference details and the excellent cooperation with the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.