North American Process

Adapting to Disruption

The Sixth Annual North American Process Symposium

April 28-29, 2020
Washington, D.C.

The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, the School of Global Studies at Universidad Anáhuac México and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, in association with The Wilson Center are proud to host the Sixth Annual North American Process Symposium: Adapting to Disruption. In an era of regional trade uncertainty, tensions with China and increased debate on migration, this timely conference brings together policymakers, industry leaders and government officials from Canada, Mexico, and the United States to discuss how to strengthen North American competitiveness and security.

This symposium will play a key role in promoting goals and specific recommendations to the three nations and their officials towards a globally competitive North America. With escalating public and political skepticism towards the flow of goods, services and people, there is a clear need to promote North American cooperation on trade and security. Discussions at the previous five symposia have made it clear that business is leading the way to a more integrated and efficient North America. The Sixth Annual North American Process Symposium is a unique forum for policymakers, members of the business community, and academics to discuss and develop recommendations for a more competitive and secure North America.

Through a series of working groups and plenary sessions, attendees will discuss and develop specific and realistic recommendations for North American cooperation in the sectors of North American Migration, the Chinese Trade War’s Trilateral Impact, and the USMCA. These recommendations will be compiled into policy papers and disseminated to policymakers in all  three countries to inform ongoing and future policy decisions about the future of North America.