The U.S. Presidential Election and the Trump Presidency: How Did We Get Here? What Comes Next?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, south house
Doors Open at 1:45 pm
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CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series


A live, video-conference roundtable discussion among experts from the University of Toronto and Sciences Po/Paris – sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States.

The 2016 contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have been one of the most unusual elections in U.S. history. How else to describe the first woman nominated by a major political party running against a businessman/reality television star with no office-holding experience, for instance – or another conclusion which saw the contender who lost the popular vote winning in the Electoral College? There have already been many attempts to decipher the election results, but surveying the terrain during the week of Trump’s inauguration seems appropriate. Experts based in Paris and Toronto will also share thoughts about what can be expected from the new U.S. president.


Stella Kyriakakis
(416) 946-8972


Bart Gordon
Lawyer and former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district; former Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology

James Kent Syler
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University

Rob Vipond
Professor of Political Science; Interim Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Mario Del Pero
Professor of International History at the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po), Paris (via video conference)

Clifford Orwin
Professor of Political Science, Classics, and Jewish Studies; Fellow of St. Michael’s College; Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto

Ron Pruessen
Professor of History, University of Toronto

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of the United States


Sciences Po, Paris


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