From CNAS Director Dr. Robert Pastor & Associate Director Amb. Anthony Quainton
The world is increasingly defined by dynamic regions, but no region is as important to the United States and as poorly understood as the one that it inhabits — North America. Since 1994, trade and investment among Canada, Mexico, and the United States have tripled, and immigration has soared. Yet, the three governments have not kept pace with the changes, and there is a lack of awareness that new approaches are needed to build a new North America. The Center for North American Studies was established to educate a new generation of students, to promote policy debate among the governments and the public, and to undertake research on ideas for a continental future.