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Events hosted by the Center for Canadian Studies bring Canadian perspectives to campus and highlight the best of US business and policy leadership on Canadian affairs.

Canada in Washington series

The Global Public Affairs Canada in Washington is a series of campus talks and events intended to bring knowledge and insight to the complex inter-relationships between public affairs and business, and between Canada and the United States. The audience for the series includes graduate students and faculty at one of the world’s leading professional schools of international affairs, as well as a cross-section of business and government leaders drawn from across the Washington policy community. The campus setting and educational mission of the Center foster conversations and engagement that can be kept off the record or opened to the dynamic international media contingent that is based in the United States capital.
Global Public Affairs is a privately-held Canadian firm providing integrated government relations, strategic communications and issues management consulting services that enable clients to successfully navigate increasingly complex public policy and business environments with a growing focus on helping clients to navigate the US-Canadian relationship. Known for promoting insightful conversations among business and policy decision makers across Canada, Global’s sponsorship of the Canada in Washington series extends that reputation to Washington’s business and policy communities as well.

Donner Foundations Research Roundtable series

The Donner Foundations Research Roundtable series brings leading research practitioners to the Johns Hopkins SAIS campus to discuss research design, methodology, and data related challenges in the context of ongoing work. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate and share their relevant experiences and insights.

This series is sponsored by the two Donner Foundations: The William H. Donner Foundation of New York and the Donner Canadian Foundation in Toronto. Both foundations are longstanding supporters of Johns Hopkins and the Center for Canadian Studies

Enders Memorial Lecture on US-Canadian Relations

The Thomas O. Enders Memorial Lecture on US-Canada Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University
The Thomas O. Enders Memorial Lecture is named for the distinguished diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Canada for President Gerald R. Ford and President James Earl Carter. Enders held a number of other important posts during his foreign service career, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, and US Ambassador to Spain. In 1963, while serving as an economist in the Bureau of European Affairs, he encountered the pioneering work on optimal currency areas by Johns Hopkins University Professor of Economics Robert Mundell, a Canadian and future Nobel Laureate in Economics who was the founder of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS. The Thomas and Gaetana Enders Foundation sponsors this annual lecture on US-Canadian relations with a particular focus on economic issues.

Previous Enders Lectures have been given by:

Dr. Malcolm Knight (2012-2013)
Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group and former Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada “Surmounting the Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Canadian Experience”

Dr. John M. Deutch (2013-2014)
Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former Under Secretary of Energy, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency “Shale Gas: Obstacles of Opportunities?”
Dr. Gary Clyde Hufbauer (2014-2015)
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Trade and Investment Policy “Canada, the United States and Trade Reforms: Best Friends, Best Partners, Best Potential Competitors?”
Hon. Rachel Notley (2015-2016)
Premier of Alberta and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Strathcona. “Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan and Opportunities for Canada–U.S. Climate and Energy Collaboration”
Hon. Andrew Leslie (2016-2017)

Member of Parliament for Orléans and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada-US Relations. “Advancing Canada’s Interests and Defending Canadian Values in Washington”

Hon. Kathleen Wynne (2017-2018)
Premier of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley West. "Ontario's View on Renegotiating NAFTA: Building Economic Opportunities and Fairness on Both Sides of the Border"