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Beyond NAFTA:
2000 North American Youth Conference



Conference Agenda

Thursday, August 17, 2000

12:00-20:00 Registration
19:00-20:00 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Expectations
 - Welcome by Professor Laura Macdonald, Facilitators Jimena Jimenez and Michael Basset

20:00-21:00 Reception
- Hosted and welcomed by Allan Maslove, Dean of Faculty of Public Affairs and Management, Carleton University

Friday, August 18, 2000

09:00-10:00 Opening Session
- Conference opened by Minister Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
- Recorded greetings by Ministers Green (Mexico), Albright (United States) and Axworthy (Canada)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:30 Session 1:  Culture
- Opening talk by, Alberto Ruy-Sanchez Lacy, Mexican author
- Participant presentations and discussions, led by
- Tania Cruz (Mexico)
- Briana Breen (United States)
- Aube Giroux (Canada)

12:30-14:00 Barbecue Luncheon

14:00-15:00 Session 2:  Governance
- Opening talk by Professor John D. Wirth, President of North American Institute
- Participant presentations and discussions, led by
- Jorge Schiavon (Mexico)
- Shawn McClure (United States)
- Sylvain LeDuc (Canada)

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 Discussion

18:00-19:30 Reception, residence of Mexican Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador Padilla
- Welcome by Ambassador Padilla
- Speech by Mr. George Haynal, Assistant Deputy Director, Americas Division, DFAIT

20:00-22:00 Dinner, Carleton University Art Gallery
- Speakers:
- Mr. Jaime Nualart, General Director for Educational and Cultural Co-operation, Mexican Foreign Ministry
- Mr. Harold Hickman, Director, Mexico and Inter-American Division, DFAIT

Saturday, August 19, 2000

09:30  Travel to Montreal

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:30 Session 3:  Sustainable Development
- Opening talk by Christine Elwell, Trade Campaigner, Sierra Club of Canada
- Participant presentations and discussions, led by
- Federico Cantero (Mexico)
- Michael Dorsey (United States)
- Gerald Villegas (Canada)
- A few words from Christine Larson and Andrew Horsman of the Commission on Environmental Co-operation (CEC)

15:30-16:00 Break, sponsored by the CEC

16:00-17:30 Concluding Session

18:00-20:00 Dinner