ADVANCING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING
The Advancing Public Understanding program represents the heart of the NAMI work.
This program is multi-faceted, with public outreach in the form of conferences/forums/meetings as its
central goal. As a convening organization, NAMIís strength is in its ability to enrich the dialog on North
American issues by bringing together experts from around the region to discuss relevant topics.
The region of North America has changed in that integration is no longer an idea, but a reality that
we are all experiencing on a daily basis. Major newspapers write about this every day; colleges
and universities have created entire curricula around North American studies; federal policies are
crafted specifically for North America; and government representatives, from Presidents to Ministers
and on down the line, are meeting to discuss the continued integration. In response to this, NAMI fosters conferences,
meetings, and workshops designed to promote discussion on relevant North American topics.
NAMI brings together experts on critical issues to produce high quality educational material for
purposes of public education and to stimulate informed debate, constructive decision making
and sound policy formulation. The Institute, with assistance from partner organizations, seeks
to identify those issues of the highest priority for resolution and involve those experts most
qualified to render sound opinion and guidance. While NAMI remains a non-political organization,
it will advocate those positions and solutions that it believes will contribute to the improved health
of the North American community in line with its vision.
Coming in the fall of 2003:
CONFERENCE ON THE NORTH AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY
The Auto Industry in North America represents the single largest economic driver for the trading region,
and a large percentage of the trade between Canada, United States, and Mexico pertains to this industry.
The conference will address this increasingly complex industry by examining the unique cross-border relationships
and partnerships that have been formed, its importance to the GDP of the region, and the political and economic
spectrum under which it operates.
THE NORTH AMERICAN INSTITUTE
Sen. Jack Austin
The Senate of Canada
140 Wellington Street, Room 304
Canada K1A 0A4
708 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Amb. Jesus Reyes Heroles
Colonia del Valle
Mexico DF 03020
Tel: 011 52 555 639-3791
Fax: 011 52 555 639-4624
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