Expanding North American Cooperation in an era of Changing Geo-Politics


November 15, 2022 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Institute of the Americas | Malamud Room, Weaver Center

The Institute of the Americas and the UC San Diego School for Global Policy & Strategy is pleased to invite you to a public forum entitled Expanding North American Cooperation in an era of Changing Geo-Politics.” The forum will feature a presentation of the new book, North America 2.0: Forging a North American Future, by its two co-editors, Alan Bersin and Tom Long and remarks by senor representatives of the North American Forum from Canada, Mexico and the United States.   Remarks will be followed by a facilitated discussion and Q&A.   The forum is free and open to the public but registration is required. 

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3:30pm             Opening remarks:

Richard Kiy, President & CEO, Institute of the Americas

3:40pm             Book Presentation:


North America 2.0: Forging a Continental Future. Alan Bersin and Tom Long, eds. The book has been co-published by the Canada and Mexico Institutes of the Woodrow Wilson Center in conjunction with Harvard University’s Belfer Center Homeland Security Project, Aspen Mexico and the University of Victoria.

Co-Editor:  Tom Long, Reader (Assistant Professor), University of Warwick, UK.

4:00pm    Expanding North American Cooperation in an era of Changing Geo-Politics

Amb. Thomas A. Shannon Jr

US-NAF Chair; Senior International Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Goldy Hyder

Canada NAF Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Canada

Tom d’Aquino

Former Canadian NAF Chair and Chairman, Thomas d’Aquino Capital 

Amb. Juan José Gómez Camacho

Mexican NAF representative; Former Mexican Ambassador to Canada and Senior Fellow, SAIS at Johns Hopkins University


Caroline Freund

Dean, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy

4:40pm    Facilitated Discussion with Book Co-Editors and NAF Chairs

5:00pm    Reception

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