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Date:NOTE WEDNESDAY DATE: May 7, 2014
Time:Membership Social at 7:30 Program at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. (behind the Visitor's Center) Directions and Map Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.
Dr. Kevin Spooner
Geography has brought together Canada and the United States on the North American continent. For most of the last century, we have shared the longest undefended border in the world, yet there have been political and economic difficulties between the two countries from time to time.
This talk addresses past and present challenges and points to differences and similarities in the political cultures of Canada and the United States to help provide context for understanding the nature of Canadian-American relations today.
Dr, Kevin A. Spooner is Associate Professor, North American Studies and History and the Program Coordinator of the North American Studies Program at Wilfid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Professor Spooner joined the Canadian Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier in 2005 and has taught in North American Studies since 2007, when this new program was created. He teaches several undergraduate core courses in the program's Canadian Studies stream and supervises graduate students in the History Department's Tri-University Graduate Program. Prior to arriving at Laurier, he taught with the Canadian Studies Program and History Department at Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario. His academic interests include Canadian foreign policy; peacekeeping; race, anti-racism, 'national' and 'regional' identity(ies) and community; and Canadian historiography.
Sponsor of this Month’s Program - The Keaton Group, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.
The Savannah Council on World Affairs is grateful for the support of leadership enterprises in our community such as The Keaton Group.
This is the last program before our annual summer break. Have a wonderful summer and we'll see you in the fall with another wonderful year of great lectures.