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Glendon Hosts Two Sessions of the 2007 Biennial ACSUS Conference in Toronto


The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), a multidisciplinary association of scholars, professionals and institutions, is dedicated to improving the understanding of Canada in the United States. Founded in 1971, ACSUS encourages creative and scholarly activity in Canadian Studies, facilitates the exchange of ideas among Canadianists in the U.S., Canada and other countries, enhances the teaching of Canada in the U.S. and promotes Canada as an area of academic inquiry.

The major element of the Association's activities is the biennial conference, which provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholarly discussion and a venue for networking with colleagues from the United States, Canada and the world. Noted Canadian politicians, writers, and artists are invited.

The 19th Biennial ACSUS Conference is taking place from November 14th to 18th, 2007 in Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, with the title “Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Exemplar for the 21st Century”. The majority of the conference sessions will take place at the Westin Hotel, with the exception of two, which will be hosted and located on the Glendon campus.

On Thursday, November 15th, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., a session with the title “Ontario-Quebec Inter-Provincial Relations” will feature panellists Yves Castonguay, Assistant Secretary, Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes, Government of Québec; Jean-Marc Lalonde, MPP (Ontario); Wendy Noble, Assistant Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Policy Coordination, Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Ontario; and Glendon’s Principal, Kenneth McRoberts (right). The session will be moderated by Diddy R. M. Hitchins, President of ACSUS.

Immediately following the first session, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., a session with the title “Ontario-Quebec-U.S. Economic Relations” will be moderated by Charles Doran of Johns Hopkins SAIS. Panellists will include Louis Balthazar, Professor emeritus, Department of Political Science, Laval University, President of the Center for U.S. Studies, the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, University of Quebec in Montreal; Malika Dehraoui, Director, Economic Affairs, Bureau du Québec à Toronto, Government of Québec; Michael Kergin (left), former Special Advisor on Border Issues to the Premier of Ontario and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States; and Daniel Schwanen, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research, Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Both sessions will be held in the BMO Conference Centre, Main Floor, Glendon Hall. A reception will follow from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

All members of the Glendon community are invited to attend. For further information, please visit the ACSUS website or call 416.487.6864.

Published on November 9, 2007