The Race for the U.S. Presidency: State of Play and Implications for Canada
Event Date: March 13, 2012 - 4:30 pm
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 12110 (12th floor)
MICHAEL KERGIN, former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S.
LUIZA SAVAGE, Washington bureau chief for Maclean’s.
JEFFREY SIMPSON, Globe and Mail national affairs columnist.
Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This panel brings together three veteran observers of U.S. politics who will discuss the state of the presidential election campaign and consider its implications for Canada.
Michael Kergin retired from the federal public service after a distinguished career as one of Canada’s leading diplomats and experts in international affairs. He was Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2000 to 2005 and, prior to that, he held several senior positions in the Canadian government and diplomatic service, including Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy. He is a Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Luiza Savage is the Washington bureau chief for Maclean’s magazine and the editor of Bilateralist.com, a website that tracks Canada-US relations. She is covering her third presidential election campaign, and appears regularly on CBC TV’s US Politics panel. Prior to joining Maclean’s, she was a Washington reporter for the New York Sun, a Supreme Court writer for the National Post, and a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen. She was a Knight Foundation Journalism fellow at the Yale Law School, where she earned a master’s degree, and also holds an economics degree from Harvard.
Jeffrey Simpson, the Globe and Mail’s national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada’s leading literary prizes — the Governor-General’s award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice). He has also won the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism. He is a senior fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
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Barack Obama, Canada-U.S. relations, elections, Jeffrey Simpson, Luiza Savage, Michael Kergin, United States