Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

January 25, 2012 10:43 ET

Media Advisory: North America Specialist Robert Pastor to Address Two Canadian Audiences in Toronto on the Future of a North American Vision in a Regionally Disintegrating World

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2012) - Robert Pastor, Director of the Center for North American Studies, VP of International Affairs, and Professor at American University, Washington, D.C, will critique NAFTA's stagnation, analyze the political realities behind the NAFTA experiment, and discuss a bold vision of North America's future at a luncheon event at the Albany Club in Toronto on January 26, and at an evening event at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto on January 26.

Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada; Isabel Studer, Founding Director, Center for Dialogue and Analysis on North America, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City; Stephen Blank, Co-Chair of the North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council; and Stephen Clarkson, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, will discuss the future of a North American vision with Robert Pastor and the assembled audiences.

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LUNCHEON EVENT:
North American Integration - "Where do we go from here?"
DATE:
January 26, 2012
TIME:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
LOCATION:
The Albany Club
91 King St. E., Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Robert Pastor, Director of the Center for North American Studies, VP of International Affairs, and Professor at American University, Washington, D.C

Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada

Isabel Studer, Founding Director, Center for Dialogue and Analysis on North America, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City

Stephen Blank, Co-Chair of the North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council

EVENING EVENT:
The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future?
DATE:
January 26, 2012
TIME:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Robert Pastor, Director of the Center for North American Studies, VP of International Affairs, and Professor at American University, Washington, D.C

Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada

Stephen Clarkson, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

Isabel Studer, Founding Director, Center for Dialogue and Analysis on North America, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City

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