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Canada and Canada-USA Relations to be Focus of Series of Events on UW-Madison Campus

January 19, 2006

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DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2006

CONTACT: Ronnie Hess, Director
of Communications, Division of International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
rlhess@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5590

CANADA AND CANADA-USA RELATIONS TO BE FOCUS OF
SERIES OF EVENTS ON UW-MADISON CAMPUS

Madison, WI – Canada, the world’s second-largest country in total
area, and Wisconsin’s most important international trading partner, will
be the focus of a series of talks and a film, February 1 and 2, 2006 on the
UW-Madison campus. The events, which are free and open to the public unless
otherwise noted, are sponsored by the Government of Canada, the Division of
International Studies, the Department of Geography, and the Professional French
Masters Program.

Among the highlights:

  • A
    discussion of the implications of the January 23 Canadian federal election,
    featuring Jeffrey Simpson, one of Canada’s most powerful political
    commentators
  • A
    screening of The Peacekeepers, a 2005 National Film Board of
    Canada film by Paul Cowan. Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker

Canada’s consul general in Chicago, Anne Charles, will be on campus during the events,
which are listed below.

Wednesday, February 1, at 2:30 p.m.

” The January 23 Canadian Elections: Why Americans Should Care”

Keynote address by Canadian journalist and author Jeffrey Simpson

Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr.

Jeffrey Simpson is one of Canada’s foremost political commentators. As The
Globe and Mail’s
national affairs columnist since 1984, he is an informed
and compelling voice on domestic and international issues. The January elections
could result in a major political shift in leadership in Canada.

Thursday,
February 2, 12:00-1:00 PM

Canadian Studies Grant Information Session

Room 260 Bascom Hall,
500 Lincoln Drive

Information session for faculty and graduate students only. Sponsored
by the Consulate of Canada. Reservations required. Call (312) 327-3615 or email tracy.klos@international.gc.ca

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