Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-8pm
masks required
Village Books - Lynden
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12-4pm
masks required

Donald K. Alper, Bridging the Longest Border: A History of Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Thu, 04/29/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 

Join us on Zoom for a celebration of this highly anticipated book. Don Alper will be joined in conversation with Cat Wallace, journalism instructor at Whatcom Community College and editor.


Canada and the US share the longest border in the world, yet Canada goes largely unnoticed by Americans. This book is a story of how a handful of visionaries and one university—Western Washington University—built a program to educate students and community leaders about Canada. While not a history lesson, this book traces the journey of creating a place for developing knowledge about this important country just a stone's throw away.

Donald K. Alper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University, is the former director of Western’s Center for Canadian–American Studies and the Border Policy Research Institute. Known nationally for his advancement of Canadian Studies in the United States, he has taught courses on Canadian politics and Canada-U.S. relations for more than 40 years.

Village Books is pleased to present this event in partnership with WWU's Center for Canadian-American Studies.

Bridging The Longest Border Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578759753
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Donald Alper - February 1st, 2021

Author Photo: