North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Ottawa, Ontario, November 21-23, 2008

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(7th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Fairmont Hotel Château Laurier

Conference Chairman: Joseph S. Nye, Jr, ., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission 
Host Country Chairman: Allan E. Gotlieb, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON; Chairman, Sotheby's, Canada; former Canadian Ambassador to the United States; North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Friday, November 21

6:30-9:30 pm
Reception and Dinner at the Parliament Building
DISCUSSION ON POLITICS AND ECONOMY OF CANADA
Chair: Bill Graham, (pdf 25kb/3pp)  former Member of Canadian House of Commons; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defence, Ottawa; Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto; Chair, The Atlantic Council of Canada; Co-Vice Chair, Canadian International Council
Panel:
Andre Pratte, Editor, La Presse, Montrèal, QC
Andrew Coyne, National Editor, Maclean's Magazine, Ottawa, ON

Saturday, November 22

8:30-10:30 am 
SESSION I: HEALTH OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMY
Chair: Paul A. Volcker, (pdf 84kb/4pp)  former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Panel:
Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research; former Chairman, U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisors
David A. Dodge, (pdf 59kb/3pp)  Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON; former Governor, Bank of Canada
Herminio Blanco Mendoza, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Soluciones Estratégicas, Mexico City, NL; former Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development
Respondent: Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; former U.S. Deputy Trade Representative

10:45 am-12:30 pm
SESSION II: U.S. FOREIGN POLICY UNDER THE NEXT PRESIDENT
Chair: Kenneth M. Duberstein, (pdf 64kb/3pp)  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington, DC; former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan
Speaker: Steven R. Weisman, (pdf 76kb/3pp)  Editorial Director and Public Policy Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Panel:
The Honorable Jim McCrery (R-LA), Ranking Republican Member, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., (pdf 84kb/4pp)  University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

12:45-2:15 pm 
Lunch
FUTURE OF NAFTA
Chair: Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington, DC; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Speaker: Jeffrey Schott (pdf 40kb/2pp)  and  The North American Free Trade Agreement: Time for a Change? (pdf 200kb/17pp) Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Panel:
John Manley, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Ottawa, ON; former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; former U.S. Deputy Trade Representative
Jaime Serra (pdf 69kb/3pp)  and  (ppt 684kb/9 slides)  or  (pdf 308kb/9 slides)  , Chairman, SAIC Consulting, Mexico City, DF; former Mexican Minister of Trade and Industry

2:30-5:00 pm
SESSION III: ENERGY REQUIREMENTS AND PLANNING IN NORTH AMERICA: 2018
Chair: E. Peter Lougheed, Counsel, Bennett Jones, Barristers & Solicitors, Calgary, AB; former Premier of Alberta
Speaker: Arjun Murti, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co., New York, NY
Panel:
Harold Kvisle (pdf 49kb/8pp)  and  (ppt 5.2mb/15 slides) (ppt 4.6mb/14 slides)  or  (pdf 1.2mb/15 slides) 
(pdf 808kb/14 slides)  , Chief Executive Officer, TransCanada, Calgary, AB
José Alberro, (pdf 1.8MB/12pp)  Director, LECG, Mexico City, DF; former Chief Executive Officer, PEMEX Gas & Basic Petrochemical
John Hess, (pdf 41kb/7pp)  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hess Corporation, New York, NY

6:30-9:00 pm
Reception and Dinner at the National Gallery of Canada
Speaker: The Honorable Gerald Keddy, MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of International Trade; former Whip, Progressive Conservative Party; New Ross, NS

Sunday, November 23

9:00-11:00 am 
SESSION IV: NATO IN AFGHANISTAN: LESSONS OF A FAILED STATE
Chair:  Victoria Nuland, (pdf 28kb/2pp)  National Defense University, Washington, DC; former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Panel:
Gen. Rick Hillier (Ret.), former Canadian Chief of Defense Staff; Ottawa, ON 
John M. Deutch, (pdf 36kb/4pp)  Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; former Director of Central Intelligence; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

Informal closing luncheon

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