North American Studies Programme
The North American Studies Programme at St Antony's College was launched in 2011 as an initiative that seeks to examine the common problems and issues that transcend national boundaries in North America, the interrelationships among North American states and societies, and the relationship of the region to the wider world. Defining North America as the territory from the Arctic to the Isthmus of Panama and including the islands of the Caribbean, the Programme aims to study the continent in a way that is integrated and cohesive, crossing disciplinary boundaries and providing new insights into the similarities and differences that characterise the region.
Through seminars, conferences, and publications, the Programme has examined a range of issues relevant to North America in order to highlight the importance of understanding the continent as a region that is bound together by geographic, political, cultural, and economic links and by a set of shared challenges and concerns. Topics explored have included social policy in North America, the challenges of governance in the North American Arctic, the state of North American regional integration twenty years after NAFTA, and the future of North American regionalism.