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US-Canadian Security Relations: Partnership or Predicament?

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February 23, 2004

Dear Colleague:

The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University, in conjunction with several other departments and organizations at Duke and elsewhere, will sponsor a major conference at the Durham Hilton Hotel in Durham, North Carolina on April 15-16, 2004, entitled US-Canadian Security Relations: Partnership or Predicament? We cordially invite you to attend.

The events of the last several years, notably the horrific terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, have underscored our common vulnerability and the absolute need for international cooperation to counter security threats. This cooperation can take many forms, such as an exchange of intelligence information, international agreements on airline passenger screening, and new forms of military cooperation. In many ways, Canada and the United States are the two countries that cooperate most closely on defense and security matters, and this cooperation is undergoing continual improvement and change. Our Duke conference will focus primarily on this unique bilateral relationship, examining a series of specific issues impacting the security needs of both countries. We have assembled a prestigious group of national and international scholars, policymakers and commentators who will take an rigorously interdisciplinary approach to these issues, analyzing them from both a legal and a policy perspective.

In hosting this conference, our Center is joined by the Centre for United States Studies at University of Quebec at Montreal, Liu Institute for Global Issues at University of British Columbia, and Duke University’s Centre for Canadian Studies, International Law Society, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. As noted above, it will be held at the Durham Hilton Hotel, 3800 Hillsborough Road, in Durham, NC. A block of rooms has been reserved for this conference, but you must make your reservation with the hotel ((919) 383-8033) or ((800) 445-8667) by 5 p.m. on March 14th, 2004. The single/double room rate for the conference is $95.00 plus tax, so please advise the Reservation Office that you are with the Duke Law School conference and mention “group code COL" , to receive the group rate. We have also reserved 10 rooms at a special rate for government employees of $82.00 per night. These 10 rooms are on a first come - first served basis, and then will revert back to the rate of $95.00.

Other hotels/motels, conveniently located to the conference site, are available in the area. Making your hotel reservation and guaranteeing late arrival, if necessary, will be your responsibility. Although there is no registration fee to attend the conference, the cost for the conference meals for those attending is $17.00 for each of the two luncheons and $35.00 for the Thursday evening reception and dinner. Checks are to be made payable to the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and returned with the completed registration form by April 2nd. In the event you should find it necessary to cancel your meal reservations, a refund will be provided if notice of cancellation in writing is received at the Center by Monday, April 5th.

I hope to see you at the Durham Hilton Hotel Inn for this important conference.


Executive Director

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