North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Montréal, QC, Canada, November 4-6, 2005

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(4th Meeting of the North American Group)

All events held at the Loews Hotel Vogue, Montréal

Conference Chairman: Thomas S. Foley
Host Country Chairman: Allan E. Gotlieb

Friday, November 4

6:30-9:00 pm
Reception and dinner, Mt. Stephen Club
Chair: Thomas Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington
THE FUTURE OF RUSSIA
Speakers: 
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington
Georgiy Mamedov, Ambassador of Russia to Canada, Ottawa

Saturday, November 5

9:00-10:30 am 
SESSION I: THE CANADIAN POLITICAL SCENE
Chair: Allan Gotlieb, Senior Advisor, Stikeman Eliott Barristers & Solicitors, Toronto
Speakers:
Jeffrey Simpson (pdf 58kb/5pp)National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail, Ottawa
Allan Gregg, Chairman, The Strategic Counsel, Toronto

10:45 am-12:30 pm 
SESSION II: THE IMPLICATIONS OF NATIONAL POLITICS FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELATIONS
Chair: Carla Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington
Panel:
Raymond Chrétien, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and to Mexico, Montréal
Carlos Heredia (pdf 51kb/4pp)Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, Mexico City
Kenneth Duberstein (pdf 88kb/3pp)Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington

12:45-2:00 pm
Lunch 
THE FUTURE OF QUÉBEC 
Chair: Roy MacLaren, former Canadian Minister of International Trade, Toronto
Speaker: André Pratt (pdf 67kb/7pp)Editor, La Presse, Montréal

2:15-5:00 pm
SESSION III: NORTH AMERICAN SECURITY RELATIONSHIPS
Chair: James Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Studies Program,The Brookings Institution, Washington
Panel:
John Manley (pdf 58kb/5pp)former Deputy Minister of Canada, Ottawa
Alejandro Alegre (pdf 57kb/4pp)former Director General of CISEN, Mexico City
William H. Webster (pdf 55kb/5pp)former Director of the FBI and former Director of Central Intelligence, Washington

6:30-9:00 pm
Reception and dinner at Power Corporation of Canada 
Chair: André Desmarais, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada, Montréal
Speaker: Jean Charest, Premier of Québec

Sunday, November 6

8:30-10:15 am 
SESSION IV: NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INTERDEPENDENCE
Chair: Peter Lougheed, Senior Partner, Bennett Jones, Barristers & Solicitors, Calgary 
Panel: 
Timothy J. Hearn (pdf 44kb/3pp)Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Imperial Oil Ltd., Calgary
Adrian Lajous, former Director General, Pemex, Mexico City
Philip Sharp, President, Resources for the Future, Washington

10:45 am-12:00 noon
SESSION V: POST-CASTRO CUBA
Chair: Lee Cullum, Columnist, Dallas Morning News, Dallas
Panel:
Michael Small, former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba, Ottawa
Pedro Joaquin Coldwell (pdf 55kb/5pp)former Mexican Ambassador to Cuba, Mexico City
Patrick Maher (pdf 48kb/4pp)U. S. National Intelligence Officer for Latin America, Washington

12:15 pm
Informal lunch
THE IMPACT OF THE 2005 ELECTIONS ON JAPANESE POLITICS
Chair: Thomas S. Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss & Feld, Washington
Speaker:Gerald Curtis (pdf 70kb/7pp), Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University, New York City

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