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Saturday April 16th, 2011

Energy Security and Climate Change: A Canada-US Common Approach? – Panel Seven: The Canada-United States Institute and Development of the Common Approach


David Crane, Syndicated Journalist; and Co-Chair Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference on Canada-United States Relations, Toronto, ON

Chris Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; and Co-Chair Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference on Canada-United States Relations, Washington, DC

Friday April 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

The Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference has served as the premier forum for addressing the issues confronting the Canada-U.S. relationship. For nearly three decades, the annual conference has united members of the respective governments, corporate leaders, legal practitioners, scholars, and the media in one forum to address issues from security and trade, to energy and the environment. Along the way, the event has fostered the development of longstanding professional linkages and personal friendships on each side of the border.

This year’s conference will address the Canada-US energy relationship. It is the only event that will:

Examine the relationship from a bi-national perspective;
Provide a comprehensive review of all sectors;
Examine policy implications at the federal, state, and provincial levels;
Discuss funding initiatives that will assist companies in securing the capital needed to develop these projects.

Additional Information About Our Guest…

David Crane is an award-winning Canadian writer on economic, political and environmental issues. His writings appear in publications across Canada. He is a member of the National Statistics Council, an advisory body to Statistics Canada, the President’s International Advisory Council at the University of Toronto, and the advisory board of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute. He has also served as a board member of the University of Toronto’s Innovations Foundation, a member of the Ontario Science and Technology Council, a member of the original steering committee of the Toronto Vital Signs Project, and as a member of the Challenge Dialogue of the Alberta Energy Research Institute. David Crane also served for five years as a judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto. David Crane has an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for his contributions to the university, honourary doctorates from Wilfrid Laurier University and Victoria University (part of the University of Toronto), and an award of recognition from Conestoga College He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian life. He was also awarded a Social Work Doctoral Award by the Social Work Doctors’ Colloquium. He is also a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-term participants in the World Economic Forum. He has written several books, including The Next Canadian Century, The Canadian Dictionary of Business and Economics, and Controlling Interest. He has also been a contributor to a number of other books. He is currently writing a book on how Canada should position itself in the global economy.

Christopher Sands is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, a professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an adjunct professor in Government at the American University School of Public Affairs. He lectures at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He holds a B.A. in political science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Canadian studies and international economics from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sands currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Canada-United States Law Institute.